Dates:June 26-28, 2024
Location:Fine Arts Center
Cost: $175.00 (valid through Jun 1)

There are still openings remaining at this time.

Band Directors Institute 2024

2024 Guest Clinician: William Owens

Credit Hours: 0-3

Registration Fee: $195 - participants may pre-register by June 1, 2024 for a reduced fee of $175.

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

Course Dates: June 26-28, 2024 (Final project is due by July 1, 2024)

Location: Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts

The University of South Dakota’s 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 26-28, 2024 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 26. The seminars conclude on Friday afternoon by 4 p.m., June 28. 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 $47.70 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 Classroom Instruction Techniques for the Instrumental Music Teacher: Master classes, clinics, and discussion that 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 793 Traditional and New Music for Bands: Reading sessions 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 793 Trends and Developments in Instrumental Music Education: This course provides seminars and panel discussions with veteran master teachers and band music composers. Topics include current topics and issues facing instrumental music educators.
Fee: $175.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Early Bird Fee$ 175.00

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