Woman of Note, Dottie Kaufmann 2020

This member joined Sweet Adelines International in 1965 at the urging of her supportive family. She became a member of Illinois Valley Chorus and knew she had found a “home” for her trained voice.  A family move to Woodstock, (which had NO local chapter), was no problem for her. She started her own Chorus, the McHenry Chapter!


By the time she joined Choral-Aires in 2013, her impressive Bio read something like this: Sweet Adeline for 40+ years, Certified Director, Section Leader, Quartet Member, Tenor/Lead singer and excellent at costume designing! Her talents have no boundaries!!


She spends almost as much time traveling to and from chorus as she spends in rehearsal each week. She is funny, motivated, compliant, and clearly dedicated to this wonderful “hobbie” of ours. We are so blessed to have this Woman of Note among us!  Our 2020 Choral-Aires Woman of Note is Dottie Kaufmann.