Choral and Sacred Music

Notable Choral and Sacred Music Alumni

  • John Lilley

    DMA ’71, church music

    President (retired), Baylor University
  • Brent McMunn

    MM ’81, accompanying (Opera Conducting/Piano)

    LA Opera, Santa Fe Opera; Music Director, USC Thornton Opera
  • Royce Saltzman

    DMA ’64, church music

    Founder, Oregon Bach Festival; Chair of Choral Music, University of Oregon

  • Jerry Blackstone

    DMA ’86, choral music

    Director of Choral Activities, University of Michigan
  • William Dehning

    MA ’67, DMA ’71, choral music

    Chair Emeritus, USC Thornton Department of Choral Music
  • William Hall

    MA ’59, DMA ’69, choral music

    Founder, The William Hall Chorale; Dean, Chapman University School of Music
  • Charles Hirt

    MA '46

    Founder USC Thornton Department of Choral Music (deceased)
  • Lesley Leighton

    MM ’91, vocal arts, DMA ’12, choral music

    Associate Conductor, Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Jo-Michael Scheibe

    DMA ’85, choral music

    Chair, USC Thornton Department of Choral and Sacred Music
  • Ronald Staheli

    MA ’73

    Chair of Choral Activities, Brigham Young University
  • Nick Strimple

    MA ’73, DMA ’76, choral music (Choral Conducting/Composer/Author)

    USC Thornton Associate Professor of Practice of Choral Music
  • James Vail

    ’56, DMA ’60, church music

    Chair Emeritus, USC Thornton Department of Choral Music
  • Dale Warland

    PhD ’65

    Conductor Emeritus, Dale Warland Singers
  • Mack Wilberg

    MM ’81, DMA ’85, choral music

    Conductor, Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  • Robert Young

    MA ’59 (Choral Conducting/Composer

    Chair (Emeritus) Department of Church Music, Baylor University
  • Leo Nestor

    MM ’75, DMA ’79, choral music

    Director of Choral Studies, The Catholic University of America