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Shepherd Youth Chorus

An auditioned choral ensemble for students in grades 3-8.

Celebrating our 11th Season!

Fall 2018 Auditions:
Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
The Frank Center room 125

Fall concert for the Shepherd Youth Chorus:
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:30pm

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The Community Music program is pleased to announce another exciting season for the Shepherd Youth Chorus. The choir is under the direction of Dr. David Gonzol, Professor and Director of Music Education at Shepherd. The Community Youth Chorus membership is comprised of both male and female vocalists who are currently in grades 3-8.

The chorus rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:10-7:25 p.m. throughout the school year at the Frank Arts Center on the Shepherd University campus.

The tuition fee for the Community Youth Chorus is $125 per semester and includes two free family member admissions to each concert.
Financial Aid is available, thanks to a generous donation from Younis Orthodontics.

Dr. David Gonzol holds degrees from Messiah College and Temple University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park and earned Mastery Certificates in the Kodály and Orff Schulwerk methods from the University of St. Thomas. He taught music in public schools, colleges, universities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Minnesota, and Idaho.

Next scheduled auditions for new members of the Shepherd Youth Chorus will take place on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 between 5:30pm-6:10pm. Please contact Sherry Sykes to arrange an audition/assessment time at

Rehearsals for the Youth Chorus for Fall 2018:
Wednesdays, September 12 – December 12, 2018. Concert: Wednesday, December 12 at 7:30pm in the Frank Center Theater.

For additional information, to register for the chorus, or schedule an audition, please email: Sherry Sykes, Community Music Coordinator,