Meet our Staff

Dr. Ron Wilcott – Artistic Director/Conductor

Ron Wilcott moved to Missoula with his family in 1999 to retire.  Retirement seemed elusive, but in June of 2015 he retired from teaching band, orchestra, and choir at Loyola Sacred Heart High School.  The previous year he retired from the position of Coordinator of Music at University Congregational Church.  He plans on conducting the Missoula Community Chorus for years to come.  Dr. Wilcott holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral music from Michigan State University and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in voice from the University of Southern California.  Dr. Wilcott has served as a choral adjudicator and clinician.  He has frequently presented interest sessions in music education, choral and church music at professional conferences.  He served as co-conductor for the Missoula Youth Choir for the Missoula International Choral Festival in 2003, 2006, and 2009.  Ron and his wife Debbie, a flutist and teacher, have two sons, Lee and Glen.  As a family they share kayaking, camping, photography and playing music together.

 


 

Jenny Skrivseth – Associate Conductor & Assistant Chorus Manager

Jenny is currently the choir director at Loyola Sacred Heart High School.  Prior to that, Jenny taught choir at Meadow Hill Middle School and general music to students in grades K-8 at Russell Elementary School and Washington Middle School.  She has also directed the Missoula All-City Boys Choir and the All-City Girls Choir.  Jenny earned her bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a vocal emphasis from the University of Montana in 2004, and her Master’s Degree in Integrated Arts Education from UM in 2009.  When she’s not directing, Jenny enjoys being at home with her daughter, Bella.


Alice Williams – Accompanist

Alice Williams has been principal accompanist for the Missoula Community Chorus since January 2005.  She studied organ with Dr. John Ellis at the University of Montana and has been organist for the University Congregational Church since 1981.  Alice is secretary/treasurer for the Missoula chapter of the American Guild of Organists and membership secretary for the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen.  In her spare time, Ms. Williams enjoys spending time with her husband at their cabin near Helmville.

 

 


MalcoMalcolm Lowelm Lowe – M-Power Voices Director/Conductor
Malcolm received a bachelor in voice performance from Western Washington University and a masters in composition for theater from San Diego State University. Following college he worked professionally in Theater on the west coast as a composer, performer and sound designer.  When he moved to Missoula in 1993, he started a small business, The Loose Caboose, which continues to keep Missoula caffeinated.  He has performed numerous roles on stage at Missoula Community Theater, and he has sung for many years with Dolce Canto.  For the past 20 years he has been fortunate enough to have conducted this chorus of adults with disabilities, formerly known as the VSA Arts choir.

Linda Stratton
Linda Stratton – Accompanist
Linda Stratton moved to Missoula in 1990 and has since collaborated with many musicians from Masters in Performance candidates at the University of Montana to preschool. She has worked extensively with the Missoula Children’s Theater on community productions and accompanied for many public schools throughout the region. One of the organizations that is close to her heart is the MPower Voices choir where she has collaborated with Malcolm for 17 of the 20 years it has been in existence. It is a privilege to work with him as he encourages and enables these special individuals to both expand their abilities and realize their love of performing music.
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