CHORISTERS GUILD INSTITUTE
July 17- July 21, 2022
Location: Virtual Event
      Get in touch by emailing us at: institute@choristersguild.org

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. A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available
College and Graduate Music Student Track:
A discounted price is available for those studying music, music education, sacred music, organ and choral conducting. Please register with your school email address in order to be approved for student registration.

 

2022 Faculty and Contributors

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

Learn alongside: 

Michael Burkhardt

Michael Burkhardt
Bio

Karol Kimmell

Karol Kimmell
Bio

Tom Shelton

Tom Shelton
Bio

Emily Floyd

Emily Floyd
Bio

Ruth Szucs

Ruth Szucs
Bio

Katie Houts

Katie Houts
Bio

Mark Miller

Mark A. Miller

Helen Kemp Guest Lecturer
Bio

 

 


2022 Schedule

Emily Floyd July 18 – 21.    12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Time -  Monday – Thursday.
with live and recorded class sessions. Question & Answer opportunities with faculty after each class. Sufficient breaks between classes. Special Topics - for each level - Year I, II, III- will be available to watch at other times throughout the week and over the next 30 days. Presence at all classes and worship are required for graduation from the program.

+ July 17     Sunday PM. 7:00 – Opening Zoom gathering time 
– introduce our online format, meet faculty and each other. Answer questions.
+ July 21     Evening Final Celebration – (speaker Mark A. Miller) – 1 hour event.

Presence at all classes and worship are required for graduation from the program.

View a detailed schedule here! 

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


If you have questions about the Institute, contact us at institute@choristersguild.org.