Renée Porzel is an internationally recognized teacher and coach, constantly in demand for her expertise in the area of showmanship. She is highly respected for her ability to inspire and motivate others.
Since Renée joined the Melodeers Chorus in 1990, she has been an integral part of their musical team, designing award-winning choreography that both involves the chorus emotionally in the musical product and captivates audiences. Her choreography has helped the Melodeers Chorus win seven Sweet Adelines International championships – in 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2009 2012, and 2015
Renée is a member of the Sweet Adelines International Faculty Program and has taught at numerous regional and international educational events. She is active in the International Judging Program as a Certified Showmanship Judge, and is the Judge Specialist Moderator for 2016-2017. Renée is also a member of the Sweet Adelines International Board of Directors and served as International President from 2012-14. Renee coaches choruses and quartets around the world, and specializes in helping groups reach their potential visually and vocally, and treasures the opportunity to partner with them to help them reach their performance and competition goals.
Renée attended the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, where she majored in Music Education. She is a lifelong student of dance, piano, voice and theater.
Renée resides in Arlington Heights, IL, with her husband, Bob. They are the proud parents of Aaron and daughter-in-law Kim, and Ethan. Bob and Renee are still celebrating the arrival of their first grandchild, Autumn Rose, in 2015.