About the Choristers Guild Institute


The Choristers Guild Institute, begun in 2009, is a 3-stage program for leaders of children's and youth choirs (K-8) in churches and church schools. The certification process is designed to strengthen directors’ musical and pedagogical skills and to equip them to effectively integrate children in worship. Year 2012 added an additional advanced seminar for alumni.

Successful graduates of the three-summer program receive Choristers Guild "Certified Director of Young Singers" Certification, a valuable and respected professional credential, and become part of a close and supportive nationwide network of Institute alumni.

1. The Choristers Guild Certification Program is based on the belief that:

All children are artistic, creative, musical, and worshipful beings.

Effective children’s choir leaders recognize a unique calling to lead children toward more meaningful and effective participation in worship through music.

2. The certification program focuses on following areas:

Creative and Purposeful Integration of Children in Worship
Music Teaching Skills
Choral Methods
Effective Organization of a Children's Music Ministry
Personal Musicianship

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