1st annual Choral Director Institute (CDI)

On the NSU Campus July 11-13, 2022

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

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 IN PERSON 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 Chris Maunu. Mr. Maunu is a conductor, educator, and composer based in the Denver-Metro area. His day job is as the Director of Choral Activities at Arvada West High School. A passionate teacher, Mr. Maunu is a 4-time Finalist for GRAMMY® Music Educator of the Year. He is also a 2-time winner of the CMA® National Music Teacher of Excellence Award. Choirs under Maunu’s direction have performed at 12 national, regional, and state ACDA and MEA conferences. They were winners of the prestigious American Prize in Choral Performance in 2018. His singers were also invited by audition to perform in the Champions Competition of the 11th World Choir Games in Belgium and earned the Gold Diploma at the 2020 Rimini International Choral Competition in Italy. Biography→

CDI 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 Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities,  Timothy Woods.

STEP ONE: Register for the workshops

REGISTER TODAY!

STEP TWO: Register for NSU graduate credit (optional)

NSU Graduate Credit Registration (complete by July 8)
CDI Basic Schedule [some details may change]
CDI course & credit requirements

NSU Syllabus

Schedule
Sessions will be held in person daily July 11-15, 2022.

Registration
$150 for the week of 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 CEU credits available for no extra charge.
​SD DOE Renewal Application & Requirements

LOCATION
All workshops will be held on the NSU campus, Aberdeen.

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 Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities,  Timothy Woods.

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.