USC Youth Choir
The USC Youth Choir provides singers ages 9–13 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.
Is your child interested in performing in the Bernstein MASS?
Learn more about the School of Music’s biggest musical event. To find out about auditions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Ellen Douglas Schlaefer email@example.com.
Fall 2018 Dates
Monday, August 21 - online registration opens for 2017-2018
Monday, September 11 - First rehearsal and Parent Information Meeting
Saturday, December 2, 2:00 p.m. - Winter Concert
The Youth Choir rehearses from 6:15–7:30 p.m. on Monday evenings in room 107 of the
School of Music (813 Assembly St.)
$385 for the year
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.
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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.