Band Director Institute Information & Registration2020-02-05T10:05:11-06:00

2nd annual Band Director Institute (BDI)

July 13-15, 2020

The Band Director Institute 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. Participants are highly encouraged to pre-register for purposes of instrumentation for the Reading Band. Registration for the Institute is $150. After June 30 is $175.

The headline clinician will be ROBERT SHELDON, Director of Band Publications for Alfred Music

BDI Brochure

STEP ONE: Register for the workshops

Register today! [COMING IN MARCH]

STEP TWO: Register for grad/undergrad credit

NSU Graduate Credit Course Registration (complete by July 10) [COMING IN MARCH]
BDI descriptions & requirements [COMING IN MARCH]


Sessions will be held daily July 13-15, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the Northern State University Campus. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on July 13. The seminars conclude on Wednesday afternoon by 4 p.m., July 16. Graduate credit is available for some sessions.


Coming soon…

Optional Graduate Credit

Participants have the option to earn up to three graduate or recertification renewal credits @ $40/credit. Payment of tuition for graduate credit is due on the day of registration.

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM PRIOR TO JULY 10 IF TAKING FOR GRADUATE CREDIT [coming soon] Renewal credits available for no extra charge
​SD DOE Renewal Application & Requirements

Classes are held at Northern State University 1200 South Jay Street, Northern State University.  Workshops will be in the Johnson Fine Arts Center on campus.

Einstein’s bagel and coffee shop summer hours are from 7:30- 2pm  available in the Student center.

Please notify us of a cancelation as soon as possible by contacting Shari Kosel.  Full refund before June 14.

Questions? Email Shari Kosel. For specific music questions, please email Northern State University Director of Bands, Rolf Olson.

BDI is 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.