Roland Wilson is currently employed by the Shelby County School system in Tennessee as a Secondary choir director and Music instructor. He has served as choir director at numerous Secondary schools across the district, including A. Maceo Walker Middle, Raleigh-Egypt Middle, Colonial Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts. As of the Fall of 2016, he assumed the reins of the Memphis Central High School Choral Program.
Choirs under his leadership have consistently garnered exemplary concert and sight-reading festival ratings, and have performed on stages across the United States and Canada. Roland’s choirs have also toured internationally in Rome, London and Paris.
Literacy in the choral music classroom is demonstrated when students are able to read pitch notation, manipulate rhythmic symbols, and execute dynamic and technical markings in the written score. Students are simultaneously singing correct pitches, changing the pitch durations according to the rhythmic structure, carefully raising or lowering the volume, and increasing or decreasing tempo of the notes based on the technical instructions notated in the score.