From the President


It gives me great pleasure to have the opportunity to serve our SCMEA Choral Division in the role of president. I am so blessed to be surrounded by dedicated members that serve with humility and tenacity so that we can provide the SC students in choral music the best experiences and music education possible. Firstly, I would like to take a moment to thank David Richardson, past president, for his fantastic service in the role of president as well as Nikki Belch who was serving in the role of past president during my period as president elect. 

Our outstanding choral leadership team has been working hard to make sure that our events are not only ready to go logistically, but visible and active on our website. Choral Arts plans to be a wonderful event. With the USC School of Music booked, Dr. Alyssa Cossey offers us 3 fantastic sessions that will get us rejuvenated and inspired to dig into a great year of music making. We also have collegiate registration available! So, if you want to nurture the future, encourage a choral music education student at one of our colleges or universities to join us! 

I am here to serve you and to facilitate how we can benefit from each of our unique perspectives and gifts as well as those same attributes of the diverse communities that we serve. Please, do not hesitate to reach out to me if I can be of service! We look forward to growing, adapting, and learning together how best to serve and support choral music education in our state!

With sincere gratitude,

Maurice Burgess