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 Conservatoire of Scotland with Patricia MacMahon and graduated with an M.Mus.
Wilma works regularly as a soloist and has performed with many orchestras including the Scottish 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 ranging from the British premiere of Stockhausen’s Sternklang, directed by the composer, to recitals and performances of oratorio in Germany, Denmark, Italy, Czeckoslovakia and throughout Britain, working with conductors including Sir Charles Mackerras and Christopher Bell. Operatic roles have included Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme, Michaela in Bizet’s Carmen, Grainne and the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute.
As a singing teacher, Wilma has had the privilege to work with singers of all ages and abilities over the years, including the RSNO Junior Chorus, NYCoS, RCS Summer Courses, NYCoS Kodaly Summer School and vocal workshops. Through her love of teaching singing she started Vocal Inspiration Singing Courses for amateur singers and now directs several courses annually in Britain and the South of France. She currently works as a Lecturer in Singing at the Vocal Studies Department of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.