Julie has been singing with St. Charles Singers for the last 4 years and loves every moment of it. She grew up in Batavia, IL and was very active in both band/orchestra and choir.
Julie received her B.A. in Oboe Performance from the University of Illinois at C-U. She has studied with many well renowned oboists and currently has a studio of her own consisting of 25-30 middle school-high school aged oboists. Julie also plays oboe for the Woodwind Quintet of Chicago.
Julie joined her husband, Mike Popplewell, in St. Charles Singers after their youngest of 3 was over a year old. Everyone in her family loves to sing and the kids, ages 8, 7, and 5 love singing from the 3 Stooges show "Hello...Hello...Hello" in thirds!