MAGI Children’s Choir

The MAGI Children’s Choir

Mrs. Alice K. Wigfield, MAGI Children’s Choir Conductor

Mrs. Wigfield has been the music director for the MAGI Choral Festival since its beginning 24 years ago.  She conducts the 165-voice MAGI Children’s Choir and also conducted the MAGI Adult Choir for nine years until the National Christian Choir was added to the choral festival.

Alice serves as a guest conductor and has been a guest soloist in many venues on the East Coast, Europe and Israel.  Alice has a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Eastern Kentucky University where she was a full scholarship violist.  She received a Master of Education from Salisbury University. Mrs. Wigfield was recognized by the Maryland State Senate for her many years of dedication to her students and music, as well as her outstanding achievement in developing one of the top choral programs in the State of Maryland.

Alice is currently on staff at Allen Memorial Baptist Church in Salisbury and serves as the Traditional Worship Leader and Director of Choirs.  Alice co-hosts a “Vocal Excellence” summer camp and is also a vocal coach to many talented young people throughout the region.

Mrs. Wigfield retired in 2014 after teaching music in public and private schools in Maryland for 39 years.  She started the music program at Holly Grove Christian School in Somerset County, Maryland 22 years ago.  The Holly Grove Honors Choir (60 singers grades 9-12) received top scores for multiple years and perfect scores for performance and sight reading at the State Choral Festival.  They were invited by audition and gave an a cappella concert at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York,  the Naval Academy and  many East Coast universities, churches and schools. They also sang the Star Spangled Banner for the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Wizards.  While at Holly Grove, Alice’s 100-voice children’s choir, grades 4-6, was invited to sing John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” at Salisbury University with the University choir and orchestra. Alice also had an auditioned SATB junior high choir (50-60 singers) that medaled twice at the Maryland State Choral Festival in Baltimore.