The University of South Carolina is home to the Choirs of Carolina. These choirs include the Concert Choir, University Chorus, UofSC TTBB Choir, UofSC SSAA Choir, Carolina Alive (Vocal Jazz), and the Graduate Vocal Ensemble (Conducting Recital Choir).
The Concert Choir and the UofSC TTBB Choir are conducted by Dr. Alicia W. Walker. These choirs sing formal concerts of major works, diverse programs that include all style periods, global music, and premieres of commissioned pieces. Concert Choir, the flagship ensemble, has traveled the globe, performing in some of the world’s most prestigious venues. The Choirs of Carolina have been invited to sing on state conferences, at venues throughout Columbia, and at UofSC athletic events.
Within the choral department at UofSC, there are opportunities to study abroad and for service-learning. The student chapter of ACDA is active in the choral department, hosting choral clinics, participating in ChorTransform, and attending conferences.
Undergraduate admissions/scholarship audition information is available here.
The large graduate program at UofSC has many distinguished alumni of the DMA, PhD, MM (Conducting), MME, and MAT (Music Education) degree programs. Assistantships are available; interested applicants should contact Dr. Walker for more information, and visit the School of Music website.
Choirs of Carolina Photos
The Path to the Podium: A Pedagogy of Conducting
For Conducting students of Dr. Walker