University Chorus features a wide variety of backgrounds and experience levels that welcome undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and community members alike.
The repertoire often includes choral “classics” such as excerpts from choral-orchestral masterworks. However, the chorus is not limited by any particular time period or style when choosing repertoire. It presents a diversity of music that features both historical and contemporary selections of varying lengths and difficulties.
University Chorus membership ranges from 50-100 singers from year to year. The ensemble is advised by faculty member Dr. Tram Sparks and conducted by a team of graduate students.
Chorus 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
University Chorus is offered at USC Thornton through the Choral and Sacred Music Program.
University Chorus typically performs one solo concert every fall and spring semester, in addition to joining the entire choral department at the annual Winter Gala.