Dates: June 21-23, 2023

Meets: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Online

Early Bird Fee: $175.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

Band Directors Institute 2023

2023 Guest Clinician: Carol Brittin Chambers

Registration Fee: $195 - participants may pre-register by June 1, 2021 for a reduced fee of $175.

Credit Hours: 0-3

Tuition: $40 per credit hour (in addition to the registration fee)

Course Dates: June 21-23, 2023 (Final project is due by July 1, 2021)

Location: Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts

The University of South Dakota‚Äôs Band Directors Institute is an intensive program designed to expose music educators to the best in current and standard literature in addition to teaching methods and materials. The three-day institute will include large ensemble reading sessions, master classes and clinic sessions that focus on a wide variety of teaching subjects for band directors. Participants are highly encouraged to pre-register for purposes of  instrumentation for the reading bands. Registration for the institute is $195. Pre-registration by June 1 will lower the fee to $175.

Schedule: Sessions will be held daily June 21-23, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on June 21. The seminars conclude on Friday afternoon by 4 p.m., June 23. Graduate credit is available for some sessions.

HOUSING: Participants have the option of staying on campus or planning their own accommodations during the institute. Participants wishing to stay on campus may stay in airconditioned, single occupancy rooms at a rate of $45 per night plus applicable tax, pending Board of Regents approval. These rates do not include bed linens or towels.

Optional Graduate Credit:
Participants have the option to earn graduate credit for participation in certain sessions. Payment of tuition ($40 per credit hour) for graduate credit is due on the day of registration. Tuition rates are set by the South Dakota Board of Regents and are subject to change without notice. Selected clinicians and/or USD faculty instruct all sessions.

MUS 790 Instrumental Techniques and Ideas for Music Educators - Master classes, clinics, and discussions that will focus on teaching materials, rehearsal techniques, and instrumental pedagogy for instrumental music educators. Methods and materials will be available to take back to the classroom.

MUS 790 New and Standard Music for the Instrumental Music Educator- Reading sessions that will focus on a wide variety of instrumental music for public school bands including concert, marching, and jazz music. The selections will include previous and newly published works at a variety of grade levels appropriate for all levels of bands.

MUS 790 Tendencies and Trends for the Instrumental Music Educator - This course will provide seminars and panel discussions with veteran master teachers and band music composers. Topics covered will include current discussions and issues facing instrumental music educators. A written final project is required.

Fee: $175.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Early Bird Fee$ 175.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Registration Fee$ 195.00


Paul Schilf


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