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.

Choral Directors Institute 2023

2023 Guest Clinician: Jennaya Robison

Registration Fee: $195 - participants may pre-register by June 1, 2023 for a reduced fee of $175.

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

Credit Hours: 0-3

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

Location: Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts

The University of South Dakota’s Choral 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 choral directors. Participants are highly encouraged to pre-register to ensure an appropriate number of reading packets are available. 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 residence hall 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 793 Instructional Techniques and Classroom Ideas for the Choral Music Teacher - Master classes, clinics and discussions that will focus on teaching materials, techniques and pedagogy for choral music educators, grades K-12.

MUS 793 New and Standard Choral Music for Education - Reading sessions focusing on a variety of choral music for public school choirs, grades K-12 will be presented. Materials will include both standard works and new releases in numerous choral genres from music major publishers.

MUS 793 Tendencies and Trends in Choral Music Education - Seminars and roundtable discussions that will allow the choral director to focus on current trends in the area of choral music education. 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


Don Langlie


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