Arsenal Center for the ArtsJazz At The Arsenal: Berklee faculty artists: Darcel Wilson and The Rhythm & Soul Project
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Vocalist, Darcel Wilson possesses an engaging sound that is powerful and expressive.
Since the age of fifteen, she has lent her talents to noteworthy projects.
She has worked with Branford Marsalis, Paul Simon, Mark (Marky Mark) Wahlberg,
Walter Beasley, Fatwall Jack, Brad Delp (lead singer of Boston,) Armsted
Christian, Keith Robinson (with Metropolis,) and with Producer Dan Serafini.
She also served as Lead Session Singer and Vocal Arranger for the Broadway show
“Brooklyn, The Musical” with writers Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson. Darcel
ventured to Germany to coach German singer Ute Schoenherr, and provided vocal
production services on recording sessions in London and Los Angeles.
Darcel’s voice can be heard on a multitude of radio and television jingles. Credits
include CVS, McDonald’s, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Filene’s Basement, The WB
Network, Comcast Cable, Sprint,The Boston Herald and Many more…
Darcel co-wrote and sang on a song for the Arthritis Foundation as well. The song,
produced by George Duke, was recorded in Los Angeles at O’Henry and LeGonks.
Other performers included Jeffery Osborne, Deniece Williams, Phillip Bailey,
Chante Moore, Sheila E., Boney James, Everett Harp, Lori Perri, Howard Hewitt,
Rick Braun, Kenny Lattimore, Lynn Fiddemont, and many others.
Since 1998, Darcel has worked as an instructor of Theory, Ensembles, and Voice for the
City Music Saturday Program at Berklee College of Music in Boston,
Massachusetts. She devoted nine summers to the College as a full time faculty member
in the Five-Week Summer Performance Program before joining the Ear Training
faculty in 2006.
Recently, Darcel has been very active on the international front. In 2007, she traveled
to Kobe and Nagoya, Japan as a performing clinician at Koy Conservatory. In early
2008, she accompanied Berklee College of Music for a Vocal Summit in Frieburg
Germany with fellow faculty Donna McElroy, Bob Stoloff and Dennis
Montgomery. In Puerto Rico, Darcel taught at the Heineken Jazz Festival.
Recent Performances include The Rhythm and Soul Project in Hawaii, Teaching
seminars and performance in Valencia, Spain.