Faculty and Staff
Associate Director of Choral Studies
School of Music
School of Music Room 336
Alicia W. Walker is associate director of choral studies at the University of South Carolina, where she directs the University Chorus, the USC Men’s Chorus, teaches undergraduate conducting and choral methods, and supervises student teachers. At the graduate level, she teaches courses in sacred music as well as music education. She holds degrees from Florida State University (B.M.E.), the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.C.M.), and the University of Georgia (D.M.A.). An experienced music educator, Dr. Walker taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels in Florida and Georgia prior to joining the music education faculty at the University of Georgia. She was a 2012 Teaching Fellow in USC’s Center for Teaching Excellence in the area of service learning. Recently, Dr. Walker has taught and conducted in St. Lucia and South Africa.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Walker is a leader in professional music organizations. Currently, she is president-elect of Southern Division ACDA, having previously served as president of Georgia ACDA, and on several ACDA conference committees. Polyphony, an organization for pastoral musicians, chose Dr. Walker as their first national leadership team coordinator, a position she held through 2011. Other professional memberships include NAFME, SCMEA, GMEA and NCCO. She maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator. A long-time church musician, Dr. Walker served as a committee chair for the 2010 hymnal, Celebrating Grace. Her articles have appeared in “Choral Journal,” “Georgia Music News” and “Review and Expositor.”