Any USC student or faculty can join a choir for credit or as an extracurricular activity. Regardless of your background or level of experience, we have a choir for you!
To join a choir, please click here. Do note that the USC Thornton Chamber Singers or Concert Choir are auditioned ensembles and would require a callback. You can get to our callbacks through a voice placement. You can also email us for any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voice Placements for choirs are quick (10 minutes) and simple. A conductor will help guide you through a simple process and discuss any previous singing experience you may have. You don’t need to prepare anything!
Rehearses Monday & Wednesday, 2:00-3:50PM
The USC Thornton Chamber Singers is an auditioned, highly selective, mixed-voice ensemble conducted by Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe. This choir has performed around the world and is considered to be the premier ensemble, requiring a yearlong commitment.
Rehearses Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00-3:50PM
The USC Thornton Concert Choir is a fully auditioned, mixed chorus representing a wide range of majors and musical backgrounds. Under the direction of Dr. Cristian Grases, the group explores classical and global repertoire from the Renaissance through the 21st century.
Rehearses Monday & Wednesday, 4:00-5:50PM
The members of Apollo Chorus are a diverse group ranging from freshman to graduate students to faculty and staff who enjoy camaraderie and striving for excellence in performance of music from classical to contemporary a cappella bass-clef music.
Rehearses Tuesday & Thursday, 4:00-5:50PM
The USC Thornton Oriana Choir is a non-auditioned treble choir in which all USC soprano and alto singers – students, faculty, and staff – explore a wide range of choral music. Performances include early and modern choral music from around the world.
Rehearses Wednesday, 7:00-8:50PM
The University Chorus is USC’s large, non-auditioned choir that offers singers an opportunity to perform quality choral music without a large time commitment. The ensemble usually contains anywhere from 70-120 singers and features a wide variety of backgrounds and experience levels, as it is open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and community members alike.
View more videos on the Choral & Sacred Music YouTube channel.