Faculty & Staff

Kerry Wilkerson

Baritone

Adjunct Applied Faculty

  • Voice

Education

  • B.M. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • M.A. George Mason University

Kerry Wilkerson made his Carnegie Hall debut in June 2017 to rave reviews as baritone soloist in the Vaughan Williams Sancta Civitas. His solo career has taken him up and down the east coast performing renowned oratorios and exciting recitals. A resonant singer with unique evenness in register, the Washington Post has described him as an ‘exuberant’ performer having the ‘amber tone of a lyric baritone with the imposing weight demanded by Handel’s low-lying writing’.  He recently retired from an esteemed career with the United States Army Chorus; singing and conducting for world leaders, Supreme Court Justices, politicians and dignitaries of many nations during official ceremony and protocol events. 

 

In addition, Kerry has sung professionally with the United States Air Force Singing Sergeants and the critically acclaimed Robert Shaw Festival Singers in many of the most prestigious concert halls throughout the United States and Canada. Kerry is well known to Washington, DC audiences through his solo recitals and regular guest appearances with choruses and orchestras such as the Handel Choir of Baltimore, the National Philharmonic Chorale and Orchestra, City Choir of Washington, Choralis, and the Oratorio Society of Virginia. Recent performances as featured soloist include Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with the North Carolina Master Chorale and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with the Air Force Symphony Orchestra at the acclaimed Kennedy Center. The 2018/19 season highlights include appearances as bass soloist with the American University Choirs in the Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs, Messiah with the La Jolla Symphony, Rachmaninoff The Bells with Spokane Symphony, Bach’s B minor mass with City Choir of Washington, Duruflé’s Requiem with the Washington Chorus and Elijah with Choralis at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington DC.