The USC Apollo Chorus is a non-auditioned choir open to all students of the university, regardless of major. It performs 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.
Apollo Chorus membership is approximately 40 auditioned singers. The ensemble is advised by faculty member Dr. Tram Sparks and conducted by a team of graduate students.
Apollo advisor Tram Sparks is Chair and Associate Professor of Practice at the School of Music.
The following graduate teaching assistants are currently aiding choral ensembles at USC Thornton.
Mike Raleigh, Apollo Chorus
Collin Boothby, Chamber Singers
Connor Scott, Chamber Singers
Duncan Tuomi, Choral & Sacred Music
Han-Ah Park, Choral & Sacred Music
Shijia Ye, Concert Choir
Ali Sandweiss Hodges, Oriana Choir
Ann Chen, University Chorus
Apollo is offered at USC Thornton through the Choral and Sacred Music Program.
In a typical year, Apollo Chorus performs one concert per semester in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall, in addition to joining the entire choral department at the annual Winter Gala.