1997 – Paradise Valley, Arizona
Nancy R. Joaquim is an author, concert singer and arts educator. The diversity of her professional and public life is distinguished by its devotion to the arts and letters. Ms. Joaquim has made numerous concert and television appearances and has sung leading operatic roles in productions of Carmen, II Trovatore, La Boheme and Aida. A graduate of Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts and recipient of Boston University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, Ms. Joaquim pursued a successful career in music education. Consultant to public and private schools in the Boston, Washington, DC and Annapolis, MD area, she created the Listen and Learn Programs and designed related community enrichment programs in the comparative arts. Ms. Joaquim, author of “Sophia Schliemann” (Roman Herbig Publishers, Germany) is currently at work on her third book. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Phoenix Art Museum, Advisory Board of Boston University’s School for the Arts and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Arizona Opera. She has served on panels at the National Endowment for the Arts and in 1987, the Honorable Nancy R. Joaquim was commissioned by President Ronald Reagan to serve on the National Advisory Council on Adult Education. Her memberships, among others, include the Academy of American Poets, Association of Junior Leagues of America and The Order of Saint John. Since 1976, Ms. Joaquim has made her home in Arizona with her husband, Richard R. Joaquim, President and Chief Operating Officer of International Conference Resorts. They have one daughter, Vanessa Page Joaquim.