Julie has been singing with St. Charles Singers since 2010 and loves every moment of it! She grew up in Batavia, IL and was active in both band/orchestra and choir.
Julie received her B.A. in Oboe Performance and a minor in vocal performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with post-graduate work done at DePaul University. She has studied with many renowned oboists and is an active freelance oboist and teacher in the Chicago area, maintaining an oboe studio consisting of 30+ students in the western suburbs. Orchestral experience includes Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the Chicago Camerata.
Julie loves to sing with her husband and kids in church where she helps produce the children’s musical every year. She joined her husband, Mike Popplewell, in St. Charles Singers after their youngest of 3 was over a year old. Every Sunday night rehearsal is date night!