Choristers Guild Institute

A certification program for directors of singers K-8 

About the Choristers Guild Institute

The Choristers Guild Institute is a three-year certification program for leaders of children's and youth choirs (K-8). Each summer, participants receive week-long, intensive instruction and mentoring from a faculty composed of talented, nationally-known teachers and clinicians. (Alumni seminars are also available for those who wish to continue to expand their skills.)

Choristers Guild is registered as a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider for the state of Texas, with educators eligible to receive up to 21.5 hours of credit as attendees of the week-long Institute. 

The certification process is designed to strengthen directors’ musical and instructional skills and to equip them to effectively integrate children in rehearsal and performances. Graduates of the program receive certification from Choristers Guild and become part of a close and supportive nationwide network of Institute alumni. 

Who Should Attend?

The Institute is designed for choir directors who are leading young singers, K-8 and those preparing to be full-time, part-time, or committed volunteer directors.

A degree in music is not required, but musical literacy is fundamental to success as a participant in the Institute. First-year participants should submit a letter of support from a supervisor or staff member. A limited number of partial scholarships are available (amounts vary, but are generally between $200 and $500).