Wilma MacDougall graduated from Homerton College, Cambridge and was a member of Jesus College Chapel Choir. She then moved to Glasgow to study singing at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now RCS) with Patricia MacMahon and graduated with an MMus.
Wilma works regularly as a soloist and has performed with many orchestras including the Scotiish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Ulster Orchestra, Avison Ensemble and Edinburgh Quartet. She has worked for BBC Radio and Television and enjoys singing a wide repertoire in recitals and performances of oratorio in Germany, Denmark, Italy, Czech Republic and throughout the UK, working with conductors including Sir Charles Mackerras, Stephen Cleobury and Christopher Bell. Operatic roles have included Musetta in La Bohème, Michaela in Carmen, Grainne and Queen of the Night in Magic Flute.
Concert repertoire includes Poulenc’s Gloria with NYCOS and the RSNO in Edinburgh, a recital at the Festivale Internaçional in Pristina, the German premiere of Lament for Mary Queen of Scots by James MacMillan at the Potsdam Music Festival, Mendelssohn’s Elijah in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and Handel’s Messiah in the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh.
Wilma is the Director of Vocal Inspiration and runs annual singing courses for amateur singers in Britain and the South of France and also enjoys a very busy singing teaching practice, currently teaching at the Royal Conservatoire of ScotlandBACK TO KODÁLY AT HOME