Arts Education Institute2019-06-21T14:17:25-05:00

20th annual Arts Education Institute (July 15-18, 2019) &

1st annual Band Director Institute (July 15-17, 2019)

The Arts Education Institute offers 24 hands-on visual arts, choral and music workshops. Changes this year include the introduction of the Band Director Institute, designed to expose music teachers to the best in current, standard literature and teaching methods.

AEI offers educators an affordable, high quality professional development experience that is relevant and directly applicable to the classroom, as well as inspirational and fun. A lot of information, ideas and interaction are packed into a few days and allows for a creative break for teachers.

Don’t miss these exciting professional development opportunities for Pre-K through 12th grade educators held on the Northern State University Campus in Aberdeen.  Graduate, undergraduate & renewal CEU credits are available.

HURRY!  Early-bird reduced rate registration ends in June!

Questions?  Email Shari Kosel

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 hands-on art and music workshops offer many 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. AEI class sizes are limited.  We urge you to sign-up early to get the workshops you prefer.

AEI Information & Registration

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 three-day institute will include large ensemble reading sessions, master classes and clinic sessions that focus on a wide variety of teaching subjects for band directors. The headline clinician will be Michael Sweeney, Composer and Director of Band Publications for Hal Leonard.

BDI Information & Registration

AEI & BDI 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!