Apollo Chorus

Students in concert attire sing onstage at the Newman Recital Hall.
A USC Thornton student in concert attire sings onstage with the rest of the ensemble.

The USC Apollo Chorus is a non-auditioned choir open to all students, faculty and staff of the university, regardless of major. Performing the repertoire traditionally associated with tenor/bass ensembles—both choral masterworks and contemporary gems—the Apollo Chorus creates an artistic community of excellence, supportive relationships and enjoyable learning and performing opportunities. No prior experience required.

The lead conductor of the Apollo Chorus is Nicholas Tham, a second-year DMA Choral Music teaching assistant. Originally from Singapore, he attained his Masters in Kodaly Music Pedagogy at the Kodaly Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Hungary. Nicholas has taught choirs ranging from elementary to the university levels for the past 12 years.

Assistant conductor Connor Scott is in the first year of his DMA program in Choral Music and a TA for the Department of Choral and Sacred Music. He comes to USC from St. Louis with five  years of choral teaching experience at the high and middle school levels. 

The Apollo Chorus’s associate conductor Marcus Desir is also the conductor of the recently established Los Angeles based singing group, De-Nuance. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in choral music at the University of Southern California.

Apollo Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5:50PM. To sing with the Apollo Chorus or for more information, contact uschoral@usc.edu.