For 35 years, Dr. Durocher has been honing her craft and career as a choral director and music educator. With a reputation for excellence, Dr. Durocher brings to her teaching a unique combination of counseling, musical and performance skills. She holds a Masters degree in Vocal Performance from Bradley University and a second Masters in Counseling from Arizona State University. She completed her Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Arizona. Before pursuing her Doctorate degree, Dr. Durocher developed one of Arizona’s most lauded and award-winning choral and show choir programs at Horizon High School in Scottsdale. Prior to taking a position at Scottsdale Community College, she was building another outstanding choir program at the newest high school in the Paradise Valley School District; Pinnacle High School. Dr. Durocher has sung professionally with the nationally renowned Phoenix Chorale and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, NATS, The American Choral Directors Association, ACDA, the Arizona Music Educators Association, AMEA, and Arizona Choral Educators, ACE. She served on the State Department of Education Committee to re-write the Music Education Standards, and served as the Vice President of the Paradise Valley Alliance for Arts in Education, a district-wide booster organization to support the arts. During the spring of 2012, Dr. Durocher taught at Oberlin Conservatory as a sabbatical replacement in the Music Education division. Currently, Dr. Durocher maintains a private voice studio in Scottsdale, Arizona and Three Lakes, WI. Dr. Durocher is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach at the Wausau Conservatory of Music.