Mrs. Lori Boyer brings energy, passion, and twenty years of experience in choral conducting, music education and vocal performance to her work as Assistant Music Director of Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus. Mrs. Boyer is the conductor of Anima's KidSingers, Treble Chorus, and Concert Chorus, and teaches Private Voice and Musicianship. She also teaches students in area schools through Anima’s DREAM Initiative. Mrs. Boyer began singing when she was the age of the KidSingers, and enjoys sharing her love of singing and choral music with students of all ages!
Prior to her work with Anima, Mrs. Boyer led a successful high school choral program, conducting six choral ensembles who regularly performed throughout the Chicagoland area and on tours across the country. She has also taught elementary and middle school choir and general music, and served as clinician and adjudicator for elementary, middle, and high school choral and solo/ensemble festivals.
Mrs. Boyer holds degrees in Voice Performance (Valparaiso University) and Music Education (Concordia University Chicago), which inform her commitment to preparing students to sing quality choral repertoire with healthy vocal production for a lifetime of artistry and joy in music-making. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Music degree (choral conducting and vocal performance) at Concordia University Chicago. Mrs. Boyer has sung professionally as a soloist and ensemble member with various Chicagoland ensembles, including Aestas Consort (Chicago), American Kantorei (St. Louis), St. Charles Singers, and Light Opera Works (Evanston). She is currently an active freelancer in the Chicago area and maintains a studio of private voice students.
Mrs. Boyer is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the National Association for Music Educators (NAFME), and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).