22nd annual Arts Education Institute
3rd annual Band Director Institute
1st annual Choral Director Institute
SAVE THE DATE: JULY 12-16, 2021
Questions? Email Shari Kosel
Due to the ongoing pandemic, these workshops will be held online.
All workshops will be offered for up to 3 graduate and/or CEU credits.
The Arts Education Institute (AEI) offers an educational and fun-filled week of learning to infuse the arts into classrooms and curriculum development. This year ONLINE art & music/choral workshops offer opportunities for all Pre-K through 12th grade educators. You DO NOT need to be an educator to attend AEI, we encourage everyone to attend.
NOTE: There is ONE music workshop offered under AEI that is not offered under the Choral Director Institute. Register here if you are interested in:
- Elementary Music Methods Refresher with Dr. Wendy van Gent
If you are interested in taking the Choral Director Institute, these workshops are also offered under CDI. You can register for these under AEI as stand-alone workshops or under the Choral Director Institute.
- That’s Italian!—Preparing favorites from the 24 standards with Dr. Marla Fogderud
- Choral Favorites – A Share Session and Rehearsal Techniques with Dr. Wendy van Gent
The Band Director Institute (BDI) is an intensive program designed to expose music teachers to the best in current and standard literature in addition to teaching methods and materials. The ONLINE institute will include new band literature sessions, master classes and clinic sessions that focus on a wide variety of teaching subjects for band directors.
The headline clinician will be Kevin Day. Kevin Day is a composer, conductor, producer, and multi-instrumentalist on tuba, euphonium, jazz piano and more, whose music often intersects between the worlds of jazz, minimalism, Latin music, fusion, and contemporary classical idioms. Day currently serves as the Composer-In-Residence of the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra.
The Choral Director Institute (CDI) is an extensive and focused program designed to introduce choral music educators to the best in current and standard literature in addition to teaching methods and materials. The ONLINE institute will include new choral literature sessions, master classes and clinic sessions that focus on a wide variety of teaching subjects for choir directors.
The headline clinician will be Dr. Lee Nelson. Dr. Nelson holds the Patricia R. Zahn Chair in choral conducting and serves as the director of choral activities at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Nelson conducts the Wartburg Choir and Ritterchor (tenor/bass choir) and teaches choral literature, beginning conducting and advanced conducting courses at Wartburg College. He also serves as the artistic director of Christmas with Wartburg. Wartburg College recognized Nelson’s work as an educator by awarding him the John O. Chellevold Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service.
AEI, BDI & CDI are sponsored by Arts South Dakota, the South Dakota Arts Council, Northern State University & Popplers Music.
South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota,
through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!