The Choristers Guild Institute is a three-year certification program for leaders of children's and youth choirs (K-8th). Each summer, participants receive week-long, intensive instruction and mentoring from a faculty composed of outstanding teachers and clinicians. (Alumni seminars are also available for those who wish to continue to expand their skills.)
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.
Choristers Guild is a registered Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider, with educators eligible to receive up to 21.5 hours of credit as attendees of the week-long Institute.
Who Should Attend
The Institute is designed for choir directors who are leading young singers (grades K-8th) 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).
Hands-on, personal interaction with our distinguished faculty in both classroom and small-group settings is one of the hallmarks of the Choristers Guild Institute. Mentor groups and their designated faculty member remain together for all three years of the program.
If you have questions about the Institute, get in touch: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Choristers Guild office at 1-800-CHORISTER.
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