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.
Questions? Email Shari Kosel. For specific music questions, please email Northern State University Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, Timothy Woods.