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  • About Alphaeus

    Alphaeus is married to his best friend and collaborator Alexias Anderson of 16 years. Alphaeus Anderson is the author of Youth Magnet. He is also the founder of Gain Maintain, a platform dedicated to providing cutting-edge strategies, training modules, and courses to coach leaders, as they work to attract and empower youth in the local church. A successful independent gospel label was started by Alphaeus in 2008 and is home of award winning artists and provides production and compositions for many national recording gospel artists. Alphaeus Anderson is the author of Youth Magnet.
    Annually, Anderson attracts hundreds of students during the spring and summer, to sing in a choir he started with only one child 19 years ago. Alphaeus speaks to thousands of students in schools, churches, and community centers. His musical compositions are performed in ministries across the nation and Canada and he has been featured at the National GMWA Youth and Young Adult Division Conference, the National Baptist Convention, Billboard and terrestrial and internet radio.
    Alphaeus is one of the recipients of the 2016 President Barack Obama Volunteer Service Award, presented by Ambassador Lenora Peterson. When not on the road training, speaking and presenting, he can be found teaching at eat-center.com or at The House of Judah.

    Love to travel, hike, grill, and boo'd up with wife of 16 yrs.


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  • Upcoming 2022 Events

    Save the dates.


    September 14 Karaoke Night Gospel Edition @ 7pm (CLC Ballroom) 6:30 Call time

    September 28 Wings & Sing Rehearsal

    Oct 5 (please support this event) note: we are not singing.

    October 16 Lincoln Street Baptist Greenville SC 10am Service

    Oct - TBD Special Choir Fellowship ( lets get to know each other better)

    November 4-5 Collegiate Gathering | Charleston SC (Overnight)

    November 13 Fall Gospel Choir Concert/Throwback

    December 7 Christmas Party (Food & Games)

  • Syllabus

    Gospel Music Ensemble

    MUSC U128 001:

    Alphaeus Anderson



    Rehearsals: Wednesday at 7:00pm in one of the four places. (Please email to be added to group me)

    HPAC - 101 Hall unless other places are communicated.


    Alternate rehearsal places are Amphitheater (Outside located) & Black box room


    Zoom is the platform of choice for Virtual sessions


    Course Description (1 credit hour): The directed performance of traditional and contemporary gospel music. No audition or prior experience is necessary. Mixture of Contemporary Gospel, Spirituals, Traditional Gospel and other inspirational music. The history and practices of Gospel music and worship will be explored. This course will demonstrate a high level of musicianship so that each student will be adequately prepared for work as a director of worship, private instructor, bandleader, composer, producer or professional performer.


    Grading Scale: For credit, you must attend at least 90% of rehearsals and performances to earn an A. To earn a B, at least 85%. To earn a C, at least 80%.


    Goals and objectives:

    The student will demonstrate an acceptable level of aural skills. Students will be assessed on musical terms demonstrated and practiced in the Gospel music style. There will be some sight reading. Music theory related to Gospel music will be explored. Students will be required to survey the history of Gospel music and worship.



    Students should take notes when necessary and record rehearsal with phones or digital recorder. Students are encouraged to practice material learned outside of class.


    Performance Dates: Performances are occasionally held on or off campus. Attendance is required.



    Dressy Option: Young ladies should have a nice black dress, skirt or dress slacks and black top. Young men should have a dress shirt, dark slacks.

    Please avoid tight fitting clothing, yoga pants, shorts, shoulders out, sneakers. Dress to impress.


    T-Shirt Option: Certain performances allow black t-shirt and jeans. Casual performances will be announced. Avoid tank tops, mid-drifts, and shirts with the shoulders and backs exposed.


    *Avoid flip flops and sandals.

    *Please iron clothing.

    *Gospel Choir t-shirt will be an option, if available.


    Travel: If the choir sings locally, students must provide own transportation. Any out-of-town travel will be by chartered bus. Please be on time.


    Occasional On Campus pop up “Flash Mob”


    NOTE: Please familiarize yourself with the USC Upstate Code of Student Behavior and abide by it at all times. It can be found in your USC Upstate Student Handbook


  • Gospel Choir Playlist


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    You are worthy

    Anyway Now

    Be Alright

    Warm Up Song

    It will be Alright, It will be Alright Gods Gone turn things around for me
    It will be Alright, It will be Alright, you just wait and you'll see


    Warm Up Song

    Since He Came





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