Tafra Perryman is a native of Granite City, Illinois, but has lived in Belleville, Illinois for many years. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Health Center prior to raising her three children, Katy, Drew and Alan. Tafra has been a member of the Masterworks Chorale, the Shrine Choir at Our Lady of the Snows, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. For many years, she served as the accompanist for the Belleville West High School and Signal Hill school choirs, and still keeps involved when she can. Tafra also plays guitar and has performed at Cahokia’s Old Time Music Fete and the Kirkwood Greentree Festival.