Heather Wilcox – Choral Director
Heather Wilcox holds a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music in Conducting from Winthrop University. While in both her degree programs, she studied voice under Professor Jerry Helton. She has performed solos in Mozart’s Vespers; Fauré’s Requiem; and Rutter’s Requiem and Gloria, the latter conducted by the composer. She played La Ciesca in Winthrop University’s production of Puccini’s opera Gianni Schicchi and has played several musical theatre roles, such as Celia in To Whom It May Concern and Woman #2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. She was a longtime featured soloist in Winthrop’s award-winning and critically-acclaimed Jazz Voices under the direction of Dr. Robert Edgerton and Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Katherine Kinsey. As a younger choral singer, she performed with esteemed conductors and clinicians such as John Rutter, Moses Hogan, Simon Carrington, Robert Ray, and Eric Whitacre.
Ms. Wilcox is now the Director of Choirs at River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina. Her choirs have achieved Superior ratings at state and regional choral festivals and have been invited to perform at state and regional American Choral Directors Association conferences. Her choirs at RBHS have performed in the historic Carnegie Hall in New York City. She serves as the Vocal Director of the Tri-District Arts Consortium and frequently leads choral clinics and honor choirs throughout the state.
Not only is Ms. Wilcox an educator, she is a chorister at Old Saint Andrew’s Parish Church in West Ashley every Sunday and she is also principal soprano in two Charleston-based ensembles, Cantores Charleston and The Kings Counterpoint, with whom she had the opportunity to sing in both Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey as choir-in-residence in the summer of 2018. Moving experiences like these are the reason she is an educator-so that her students can be given the tools and the opportunities to live the magic of music all their lives!
Though always on the go, Ms. Wilcox enjoys her time at home the most, where she lives with her husband, Kings Counterpoint tenor and fellow choral educator, Gregory Pittman, her two teenage daughters, and her Corgi mix, Charlie!