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Shepherd Youth Chorus

We look forward to meeting in-person and live concerts in 2022-2023!

For all vocalists, currently in grades 3-8, who love music and would like to learn choral singing techniques in a fun, creative atmosphere. All children are invited to participate—no audition necessary. Dr. Austin Showen, Shepherd University’s Director of Music Education, will lead the students through fun music activities, including singing, song writing, and group music games. Weekly rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm in the Frank Arts Center on the campus of Shepherd University. 

Fall semester: August 31 – November 30, 2022
End of semester concert performance on December 7, 2022

Spring semester: January 11 – April 19, 2023
End of semester concert performance on April 26, 2023

Tuition: $150 per semester

Youth Chorus Registration form

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Prep Chorus 1

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.