USC Thornton University Chorus

This is a close-up view of three students in concert attire singing onstage with the rest of the University Chorus.
The University Chorus poses for a picture inside a church.

Advised by Dr. Nick Strimple and led by a team of graduate students, 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. Typically, this choir features a wide variety of backgrounds and experience levels, as it is open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and community members alike. University Chorus usually contains anywhere from 70-120 singers and typically performs one solo concert every fall and spring semester, in addition to singing at the annual Winter Gala. The repertoire learned often includes choral “classics” that are intended for large ensembles such as symphony choruses. However, the University Chorus is not limited by any particular time period or style when choosing repertoire and strives to present a diversity of music that features both historical and contemporary selections of varying lengths and difficulties.