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 and Women's Choruses, 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.). Her conducting teachers have included André Thomas, John Dickson and Allen Crowell. 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. Her research interests include service-learning and leadership, which she applies in both the classroom and the choral rehearsal.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Walker is a leader in professional music organizations. She is immediate past president of Georgia ACDA, having previously held positions in Southern Division, including several ACDA convention planning committees. Polyphony, an organization for pastoral musicians, tapped Dr. Walker as their first national leadership team coordinator, a position she held through 2011. She maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator. A long-time church musician, Dr. Walker is in demand as a writer, liturgist, and lecturer. Her recent articles appear in “Choral Journal,” “Georgia Music News,” and “Review and Expositor.” Other professional memberships include NAfME, SCMEA, GMEA, and Choristers Guild.