Choristers Guild Institute 2022 ~ Online Conference


July 17, 2022 through July 21, 2022
Online Conference


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 effectively 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 to show commitment to the 3 year program. Please email these letters to at time of registration.

 A limited number of partial scholarships are available

College and Graduate Students:
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. 

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

Michael Burkhardt
Emily Floyd
Karol Kimmell
Tom Shelton
Ruth Szucs
Katie Houts

Mark A. MIller - Helen Kemp Lecturer

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 and viewing all special topics are required for completion of the program.

Evening Events:

Sunday, July 17  7:00-8:00 pm Eastern time (required). Opening Welcome
Tuesday, July 19 7:00-8:00 pm (optional) Evening Gathering:  
Wednesday, July 20 7:00-8:00 pm (optional). Evening Gathering:  
Thursday, July 21 7:00-8:00 pm (required) Helen Kemp lecture with Mark A. Miller and closing celebration. 

See the detailed schedule here! 


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 you may reach us at

Register by June 20th in order to receive physical copies of the music used in the institute sessions.

Conference Registration


Pass Name Description
Alumni Registration Fee Must have completed 3rd year at the Institute
Attendee Registration Fee
Student Registration Student Registration for the Choristers Guild Institute. Open to graduate and undergraduate students.


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