Course Director - Wilma MacDougall

Stacks Image 12
Wilma is in high demand as a teacher, soloist and workshop leader (abcd National Convention and National Youth Choirs Of Scotland). She teaches singing at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is the vocal tutor for The Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus. She also enjoys adjudicating throughout the country and is the the director of Vocal Inspiration Singing Courses in Britain and courses in the South of France.

Wilma graduated with a PGCE from Homerton College, Cambridge before moving to The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she graduated with an M.Mus. Whilst a student she was a member of Jesus College Chapel Choir, Cambridge and was the recipient of several scholarships and competitions at RCS.

In the UK she has sung with many leading orchestras and ensembles including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, The Ulster Orchestra, The Avison Ensemble and The Edinburgh Quartet.

Wilma MacDougall's exquisite account of Laudate Dominum...stood out - The Herald, The Orchestra of Scottish Opera.

She has recorded and broadcast with BBC Radio and TV, performed in the British premiere of Stockhausen’s Sternklang directed by the composer and the German premiere of “Lament for Mary Queen of Scots” by James MacMillan at the Potsdam Music Festival in Germany with Haydn Trio Eisenstadt. Wilma's concert career has taken her to Germany, Denmark, Italy, Czeckoslovakia, Kosovo and throughout Britain, working with conductors including Sir Charles Mackerras, Stephen Cleobury and Christopher Bell.

Beautiful solo singing which told a story...distinguished Scottish talent - The Scotsman, Handel's Messiah, Queens Hall, Edinburgh

Operatic roles have included Michaela in Bizet’s Carmen, Grainne in the premiere of Bill Sweeney’s opera An Turus.

From Musetta's first outrageous cafe entrance she was stunning...having as much fun as the audience - (Puccini's La Boheme), The Stage

For further information go to https://www.rcs.ac.uk/staff/wmacdougall/

Her Queen of the Night was adroit and gleaming - (Mozart's Magic Flute), The Herald