Joan Hutchinson earned a Bachelor of Music from Boston University and a Master of Music from the American Conservatory of Music. She also studied piano and organ for a year at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. She served churches in Boston, southeastern Ohio, and the Joliet area before coming to Pilgrim Congregational Church UCC in 1983. At Pilgrim, Joan is the Minister of Music. In addition to her work with Sing to Live, she is the accompanist for the Lutheran Choir of Chicago. She has taught piano privately since 1976.