Auditions include vocalizing a choral warm-up to establish range, tonal echo patterns
and singing a short selection with the director. No previous experience is required.
Please bring a completed copy of the audition form with you to the audition.
Auditions have closed.
Musicianship I Class
Do you have a child six, seven or eight years of age who is interested in music? Musicianship
I is an introduction to aural skills, music theory, music reading, music writing,
and will give your young musician the tools to be successful in the USC Youth Choir.
This class meets on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. starting September 12 at the School of Music, room 108 with Dr. Wendy Valerio, professor of music education. $130 per semester. Register online here.
The Youth Choir rehearses from 5:30–6:30 p.m. on Monday evenings.
Spring 2017 Dates
Jan. 9 - Rehearsals begin
Jan. 16 - No rehearsal (MLK holiday)
Jan. 21 - Spring Retreat
May 15 - Dress Rehearsal
May 16 - Spring Concert
$225 per semester
Fall registration opens August 1, 2016.
Summer Day Camp and Auditions
July 31–August 4, 2017
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
The USC Youth Choir provides singers in grades 3-8 with exceptional choral music education
and performance experience while inspiring a lifelong love of singing and music. This
auditioned choir is a premier group of young singers working together to build superior
choral skills and musicianship.
Choral music education is an enriching experience for young students. Our goal at
USC is to focus on recognizing young learners with positive attitudes and to foster
a love of music within our community.
There is no audition required to be a part of the USC Youth Choir Summer Day Camp.
Participation in the Summer Day Camp can serve as the audition for the USC Youth Choir
for the school year.
Find out what being a member of the USC Youth Choir is all about. Join us for a fun
filled week of music. The camp ends with a mini-concert showcasing the week’s activities.
For more information, call 803-920-7045 or email email@example.com.
$125 (drinks and snacks provided)
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Victoria K. Leitner
Victoria K. Leitner directs the USC Youth Choir. She holds a bachelor’s degree in
music education along with a vocal performance certificate from the University of
South Carolina. She is a member of ACDA, SCMEA, NAfME, and is GIML Elementary General
Level I certified. A native of Columbia, SC, Leitner spent time at St. Timothy Catholic
School in Virginia as the music and choir teacher and began after school programs
for the Competitive Choir and Worship Choir. The Competitive Choir took first place
at competition and scored superior ratings in all categories. During her time at St.
Timothy School, she coordinated and directed the first all-school concert with over
500 student performers. Ms. Leitner was a scholarship singer and soloist for the Eastminster
Presbyterian Church Adult Chancel Choir for five years and was the director of the
Children’s Choir for two years. She has experience working with children of all ages,
having taught music and chorus to pre-k through eighth grade, private voice and piano
to ages six to 18, and Music Play at USC, birth to age five. As a dedicated teacher
and choral director, Ms. Leitner is passionate about sharing her love of music with
children and youth.
Donor support enables the USC Youth Choir to provide tuition assistance to those students
who would otherwise be unable to participate. Donations are tax-deductible and can
be given in memory or honor of a loved one.
Contact the USC Youth Choir at 803-777-5381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.