Kimberly Doucette has been Artistic Director of the Wilmington
Children’s Chorus since the 2009-2010 season, after serving as an integral part of the artistic staff of WCC since 2005.
Under her leadership, the WCC has solidified its reputation for vocal artistry, musical literacy, and professionalism.
Through her unique training and experience in both singing and music education, Ms. Doucette has forged a reputation for excellence as a conductor, educator and performer. She has served as a presenter, clinician and adjudicator for the American Choral Directors Association and is the Community Choir Chair for Delaware ACDA. Ms. Doucette maintains an active private voice studio for singers of all ages and has developed a vocal study curriculum designed for younger singers that emphasizes the development of music literacy in addition to vocal technique. An active performer and soloist, Ms. Doucette has appeared on stage and in concert throughout the region, most notably with Opera Delaware, the Delaware Choral Arts, and the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival.
She holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education and Voice Performance from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s Degree in Voice Performance from the University of Delaware. Ms. Doucette is certified in Elementary General Music by The Gordon Institute for Music Learning, and is the Director of Education for OperaDelaware.
Philip Doucette has been the Assistant Director of WCC since 2009 and has served as chorus manager from 2005-2015. Mr. Doucette is the director of WCC’s Young Men’s Ensemble and co-directs the other ensembles.
Mr. Doucette has both published and presented on the development of the adolescent male singer. He has built a reputation as a respected and versatile voice teacher in the area and works out of his studio in Wilmington.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Voice from The College of New Jersey, a Masters of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from West Chester University, specializing in the connections between music, language, and the brain.
As a professional tenor, he has sung throughout the United States, most notably in regional appearances with OperaDelaware and Opera Philadelphia. Mr. Doucette is also a licensed speech pathologist with the Christiana Care Health System.
Lianna Magerr joined the Wilmington Children’s Chorus in 2007 as a member of the choir. She spent her high school years as a dedicated member. Later, she became an intern, when she had the opportunity to share her love of education and music with Youth Choir. Now Manager of Operations, Ms. Magerr continues to work closely with the children of WCC, hoping to inspire the youth of Delaware to be their best selves.
David Christopher has an active career as conductor, organist, church musician, and voice teacher. Born in Philadelphia and raised in southern Delaware, David received his undergraduate degree in vocal performance at West Chester University and recently completed a graduate degree in organ performance at thePeabody Conservatory of Music. Known for his keyboard skills, understanding of the singing voice, and skill with the baton, David’s passion for teaching and facility for communicating ideas of interpretation, technique, and artistry brings a unique perspective to the many aspects of his musical career.