3rd annual Band Director Institute (BDI)

On the NSU campus July 11-13, 2022

The Band Director Institute (BDI) offers professional development for all music teachers Pre-K through 12th grade.

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 IN PERSON 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 Stephen Rivero. Mr. Rivero is the Director of Bands at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Commander and Conductor of the Florida National Guard’s 13th Army Band. After very successful Marching, Jazz, and Concert Seasons, he was placed on Active Duty due to the pandemic.  After seventeen months of Active Duty, Mr. Rivero returned to Stoneman Douglas High School and the Marching Band earned Grand Champion at all Florida Regional Competitions, was a Bands of America Regional Finalist, and finished the 2021 season as the State Champion at the Florida Marching Band State Championships in Ocala, Florida.  His Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band all earned Straight Superior Ratings at the 2022 Florida Bandmasters Association Music Performance Assessments and his Marching Band has been selected to perform in the 2023 New Years Day Parade in London.  The Indoor Winds and Indoor Percussion Ensembles are currently preparing for their first ever appearance at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Biography→

BDI is offered for up to three graduate or recertification (CEU) credits.

REGISTER TODAY!

Questions? Email Shari Kosel.

For specific music questions, please email Northern State University Audrey Miller and Terry Beckler.

STEP ONE: Register for the workshops

REGISTER TODAY!

STEP TWO: Register for NSU graduate credit (optional)

NSU Graduate Credit Registration (complete by July 8)
BDI Basic Schedule
BDI COURSE REQUIREMENTS

NSU Syllabus

Schedule
Sessions will be held on the NSU campus, Aberdeen, daily July 11-13, 2022.

Registration
$150 for the week of the best in current and standard literature in addition to teaching methods and materials.

ARTM 592 Art, Music and Theater Methods – Optional Graduate Credit
Participants have the option to earn up to three graduate or recertification renewal credits. Payment of tuition for graduate credit is due on the day of registration.  See registration form for details. Optional graduate credit available for an additional $40/credit, payable to NSU.

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM PRIOR TO JULY 8 IF TAKING FOR GRADUATE CREDIT.
Renewal credits available for no extra charge.
​SD DOE Renewal Application & Requirements

LOCATION
All workshops will be held online.  Links for specific workshops will be provided as we get closer.

DORM OPTION
The price is currently based on the dorm room in a Great Plains West suite: $21.27 for a double bed $24.24 for a single bed –plus tax per night. You do not need to stay after the sessions end on Wednesday.  You can work from home on the Thursday/Friday projects.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Please notify us of a cancelation as soon as possible by contacting Shari Kosel.  Full refund before June 21 minus processing fees.

Questions? Email Shari Kosel. For specific music questions, please email Northern State University Audrey Miller and Terry Beckler.

BDI/CDI 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.