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Youth choirs

USC Youth Choir Clinic

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Spend a day developing good vocal technique and learning new music!
There are two opportunities to participate, and no preparation is necessary.

Elementary Treble Clinic

Ages 9-13
Emily Williams Burch, conductor, is founder and artistic director of RISE Chorales, a youth community choir in Savannah, Georgia, with a mission to “revolutionize and inspire singing excellence” through vocal music education, socials and service projects. For nearly 10 years, Mrs. Burch served on the podium as director of education and music for the Savannah Children’s Choir and served as department chair while teaching general music/piano at The Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts. Mrs. Burch is in her second year as a doctor of music candidate in choral conducting at USC.

Repertoire: Da Pacem Domine-De Lassus; Grow Little Tree-Ramsey; Abebe-Traditional Papua New Guinea Folk Song; This Song-Antongini

Middle School SATB Clinic

Grades 6-8
Augusto Gil recently earned his master of music degree in choral conducting from the University of South Carolina and is beginning his first year as choral director of Meadow Glen Middle School (Lexington, SC). He actively engages with middle school choirs and changing voices in Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina using music that encourages student thinking about social issues and using their own narrative to guide their creativity. In addition to ministry work, he currently serves as first vice president of Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity and as honor choir coordinator for the ACDA Southern Region.

Repertoire: My Heart Now Gives Itself To You-Di Lasso; Let All Nations Sing-Albrecht

Registration is now closed

Registration fee is non-refundable.  You may substitute students, but must pay for the number registered.

Make checks payable to USC ACDA Student Division and mail to:
USC School of Music
Attn: Lisa Smith
813 Assembly St.
Columbia, SC  29208

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