CHORISTERS GUILD INSTITUTE
July 22- July 25, 2024
Location: Reveille United Methodist Church in Richmond, VA
      Get in touch by emailing us at: institute@choristersguild.org

Institute participants

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.

The program is designed to strengthen directors’ musical, instructional and program planning skills and equip them to provide quality musical experiences for children to grow. 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 and are full-time, part-time, or volunteer. Music students in college or graduate school are also welcome. As always, institute alumni who completed all three years are welcome to return for renewal and inspiration. 
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 to help with registration costs. 
Housing

Holiday Inn Express Richmond- Midtown
2000 Staples Mill Rd  | Richmond, VA 2323

75th Anniverary Celebration

When you decide to enroll in the institute, consider registering and staying one extra day to celebrate our 75th anniversary with us!

Scholarships

A number of partial and full scholarships are available for Choristers Guild Institute attendees. Scholarship applications must be submitted by Saturday, April 20, 2024. Go to our Scholarships page for application requirements. 

2024 Faculty

Classes are taught by knowledgeable faculty with a wealth of training and experiences. 

Learn alongside: 

Michael Burkhardt

Michael Burkhardt
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Karol Kimmell

Karol Kimmell
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Tom Shelton

Tom Shelton
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Emily Floyd

Emily Floyd
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Katie Houts

Katie Houts
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2024 Schedule to come

Emily Floyd

Curriculum

With classes geared expressly for those teaching and directing children’s choirs, you will finish the week with:
•    Understanding of Choral Methods, Pedagogy and Conducting 
•    Experience planning choir rehearsals
•    Full toolbox-for-teaching
•    Solid repertoire suggestions
•    Setting up a rehearsal room w/ visuals
•    Ideas for shaping a choir program
•    Colleagues & Mentors for the future


Learn more about the Institute and register for it here.
If you have questions about the Institute, contact us at institute@choristersguild.org.