Choral Activities

Southern Choral 2015

Southern Miss Choral Activities has become a national leader in choral music excellence. From the placement of outstanding teachers and exceptional performances, Southern Miss Choral Activities is making a difference and adding to the quality of life in many communities. Choral Service Awards are available to majors and non-majors.

Our mission includes orchestral opportunities. Southern Miss offers masters and doctoral degrees in choral conducting. Job placement in full-time academic and sacred settings is over 95%. Assistantships and other financial aid is available to those accepted in the program. Podium time is deemed important for conductors and is achieved with several ensembles.



Dr. Gregory Fuller 

Director of Choral Activities 

Dr. Jonathan Kilgore 

Associate Director of Choral Activities 

Dr. Mark Hugh Malone

Visiting Professor of Choral Music Ed.



Performance Opportunities

Customized travel seminars are a regular part of the agenda for graduate choral conductors at Southern Miss. Recent interaction include:
  • The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) in Tallinn, faculty members at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (Finland), the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Choir School at Madeleine Cathedral in Salt Lake City, the Latvian Radio Choir in Riga, and the Saint Petersburg Chamber Choir (Russia).
  • In addition, the conducting studio attended Laulupidu (Five-year Estonian Song Celebration) in 2014, also in Tallinn.
  • Workshops have focused on conductors, composers, choral singers, repertoire, research, culture and organizational administration. Multiple face-to-face meetings have occurred with Arvo Pärt, Tõnu Kõrvits, Daniel Reuss, members of the EPCC, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Tõnu Kaljuste, Länsiö Tapani, Matti Höykki, Kaspars Putninš, Galina Grigorjeva, Veljo Tormis, Aarne Saluveer, Mack Wilberg, Gregory Glenn, members of the St. Petersburg Chamber Choir and Nicolai Kornev


Southern Invitational Choral Conference (SICC)

The annual Southern Invitational Choral Conference (SICC) at Southern Miss provides students the opportunity to take part in intense rehearsals and high-quality performances, while meeting fellow musicians from all over the Southeast. Also, at SICC, students had the opportunity to audition for choral scholarships at Southern Miss, and teachers can earn continuing education units (CEUs) by attending various sessions.




SICC 2019

September 23-24, 2019 
Featuring Andre Thomas, Rollo Dilworth, and Amon Eady

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