Christine Rouce has extensive background in Fine Arts management and not-for-profit organizational administration. She has helped nurture and develop the world renowned Detroit Concert Choir by serving as the organization’s Executive Director from 1993 to the present.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Wayne State University in 1989 when she joined the staff of Detroit Performing Artists, Inc./Detroit Concert Choir as a Project Coordinator. Ms. Rouce oversees development, fund raising, grantsmanship, marketing and publicity of the organization. This includes managing finances, creating and implementing ongoing marketing efforts, and planning and organizing community outreach events, education activities, special events, and gala fund-raisers. Ms. Rouce supervises all administrative tasks and personnel functions and works in conjunction with the artistic director in the development of each concert season.
As a member of Chorus America, Ms. Rouce was instrumental in the Detroit Concert Choir’s important recognition as winner of the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence. She coordinated the choir’s appearances at two regional and one national convention of the American Choral Director’s Association. Her appreciation and understanding of the choral arts is demonstrated by her strong commitment to bringing the performing arts to the larger community.
Ms. Rouce helped coordinate and has traveled with the group to six international music competitions and participates actively as a Detroit Concert Choir singer. She resides in Royal Oak with her husband and children and is an active volunteer in school, church and community endeavors.