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Shepherd Youth Chorus

We look forward to meeting in-person and live concerts in 2023!

Community Music at Shepherd invites you join Shepherd Youth Chorus (SYC), a completely free and non-auditioned musical experience for all children in the surrounding region (WV-MD-VA) between the ages of 8 and 14. Sing, move, play, and create with us as we explore popular, folk, and choral music from around the world and close to home! We welcome children of all abilities, backgrounds, and experience levels to join at any time!

Weekly rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm in the Frank Arts Center on the campus of Shepherd University.

Spring semester: January 11 – April 19, 2023
Community Music Concert, April 26, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

SYC Google site with sheet music and recordings:

Registration Form

For more information  email

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Dr. Austin Showen, Assistant Professor, is Director of Music Education at Shepherd University. He is a West Virginia native and a proud alumnus of Shepherd University where he earned his Bachelor of Music Education. He also holds a Master of Music Education with Kodály certification from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and recently completed his doctorate in music education at Arizona State University.