The Choristers Guild Institute is a training 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 program 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 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 (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.
Scholarships are available. See more information here.
Faculty and Contributors
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 throughout the program.
July 19 – 22. 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Time - Monday – Thursday.
+ July 18 Sunday PM. 7:00 – Opening Zoom gathering time
(GRADUATED ALUMNI are invited to attend at the alumni rate. You may choose your classes to attend.)
Presence at all classes and worship are required for graduation from the program.
Core Classes cover: rehearsal techniques, multiple ways to teach a song, rehearsal pacing, score study, the singer’s voice, Conducting basics and fine tuning, movement activities, warm-ups for all aged singers, repertoire ideas, and much, much more.)
If you have questions about the Institute, get in touch: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.