As an ensemble, Oriana strives to expand all aspects of the artistic spectrum while creating a tight-knit community of supportive relationships, enjoyable learning and unique performance opportunities. Oriana is a non-auditioned treble choir open to all USC students, faculty and staff—regardless of major.
Oriana Choir contains approximately 45 singers, advised by faculty member Dr. Cristian Grases and conducted by a team of graduate students.
Oriana advisor Cristian Grases is a lauded conductor, composer, clinician, and pedagogue.
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
Oriana Choir is offered at USC Thornton through the Choral and Sacred Music Program.
In a typical year, Oriana performs one concert per semester in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall, in addition to joining the entire choral department at the annual Winter Gala.