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  • 2024 Vocal Arts Conference @ USC, Sat., Sept. 28, 2024

Vocal Arts Conference

We invite you and your high school leaders to participate in the Vocal Arts Conference on Saturday, September 28, 2024 on the University of South Carolina campus. In reimagining our outreach programs, we sought to create an event that brings together the best and brightest young choral artists in our region to collaborate and make music together. Students will spend the day working with a guest clinician in an engaging, energized environment of high musical expectations. This year’s clinician will be Dr. Derrick Fox, Professor of Choral Music and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Creative Endeavors at Michigan State University. Teachers will have the opportunity to attend professional development sessions scheduled during student rehearsals. 

Student Selection

We invite each school to bring up to eight to twelve student leaders (balanced SATB quartets are preferred, with no more than three students per part). When selecting students for participation, we ask that teachers prioritize those interested in studying music or who plan to continue singing in college. Singers will learn all the music at the event; therefore, please select students who read music well and exhibit exemplary rehearsal behavior.

Saturday, September 28

(proposed schedule)

8:30 a.m.           Check-in (School of Music Lobby)
9:00 a.m .          Rehearsal (School of Music, Room 006)
12:15 p.m.        Lunch (outside weather permitting)
1:00 p.m.           Rehearsal (School of Music, Room 006)
3:00 p.m.           Final Performance  (School of Music Recital Hall, Room 206)


Cost: $40/student (music, conference t-shirt, lunch)

Deadline:  September 6, 5:00 p.m. (Click HERE to register!)

Be sure to register your students by the deadline, whether you are prepaying or plan to bring your payment on the day of the clinic. You must, however, pay for the number of students you register (you may substitute students as necessary). If you need to cancel for any reason, you must do so by the registration deadline. Otherwise, payment will be required  (t-shirts will have been ordered and cannot be returned).

Event Contact

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