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

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Choral Directors Institute 2024

2024 Guest Clinician: Jeffrey Murdock, D.M.A.

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 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 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 resident hall rooms at a rate of $50.08 per night plus applicable tax. 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 Classroom Instruction Techniques for the Choral Music Teacher: Master classes and clinics focusing on teaching materials, techniques and pedagogy for music educators, grades K-12.

MUS 790 Traditional and New Music for Choir: Reading sessions focusing on a wide variety of choral music for public school choirs, grades K-12. Materials will include both standard works and new releases from major publishers.

MUS 790 Trends and Developments in Choral Music Education: Seminars and roundtable discussions to 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

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