Joan Boutilier

Master Director, River City Sound
Specialty: Sound Category, Vocal Production, Accuracy/Tuning, Unit Sound, Expressive Singing, General performance readiness
Background Info and Experience: Master Director, 1997; Sound Judge, 2003 - present, Certified in 2014; Tenor, 2008 International Quartet Champions, Four Bettys; International Faculty, 2014 - present; Education Direction Coordinators, 2013 - 2018; Director Liaison of EDC for 2014/15 and 2015/16 fiscal years; President, Sweet Adelines International Board of Directors (IBOD) 2020 - present, Member IBOD 2012 - present (IBOD Secretary for 2014/15 and 2015/16 fiscal years); Degree in Music Education from the University of New Mexico 1982; Member of Sweet Adelines International since 1989, Elementary School General Music Teacher 1982 - 1986.
Chorus Affiliations and leadership roles: Country Chords Chorus, 1989 - 1993: Assistant Director, Section Leader, Board of Directors.  Melodeers Chorus, 1993 - 1996: Associate Director, Section Leader, Music Librarian. Choral-Aires Chorus, 1996 - 2012: Frontline Director. River City Sound Chorus, 2008 - present: Frontline Director. Quartets - Four Bettys, 2004 - 2015; Spritzer, 2015 - 2018; Surround Sound, 1999-2003; Time Was, 1990-94
Coaching: quartets and choruses at all levels
Phone: 312-350-8137   Email[email protected]

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Jul 20 2022 - 9:00am to Jul 24 2022 - 12:00pm
International Education Symposium 2022 Save the date for IES "Happy Together" • July 20-24, 2022 •... more
Aug 19 2022 - 6:00pm to Aug 20 2022 - 11:59pm
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June 20, 2022 - 11:04am
Congratulations to Joan Boutilier, recipient of the 2022 Sweet Adelines International President’s Lifetime... more
May 27, 2022 - 9:11am
Please come and join our clinician, Tori Hicks for a great day of singing Saturday June 25 10 am-3 pm . Join... more
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Midwest Harmony Region 3 of Sweet Adelines International is dedicated to the advancement of four-part harmony, barbershop-style, for women of all ages, through education and performance.