The University of South Carolina is home to the Choirs of Carolina. These choirs include the Concert Choir, University Chorus, UofSC Men’s Chorus, UofSC Women’s Chorus, and Carolina Alive, our vocal jazz ensemble.
U-Chorus and the UofSC Men’s Chorus 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. The choirs sing at state conferences, at various venues in Columbia, and at USC 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