1st annual Choral Director Institute (CDI)

ONLINE July 12-16, 2021

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 ONLINE 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 Dr. Lee Nelson. Dr. Nelson holds the Patricia R. Zahn Chair in choral conducting and serves as the director of choral activities at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Nelson conducts the Wartburg Choir and Ritterchor (tenor/bass choir) and teaches choral literature, beginning conducting and advanced conducting courses at Wartburg College. He also serves as the artistic director of Christmas with Wartburg. Wartburg College recognized Nelson’s work as an educator by awarding him the John O. Chellevold Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service.

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.

NOTE: If you want to take Wendy van Gent’s “Elementary Music Methods Refresher” workshop, please register through the AEI page

STEP ONE: Register for the workshops

Register now!

STEP TWO: Register for NSU graduate credit (optional)

NSU Graduate Credit Course Registration (complete by July 10)
CDI Basic Schedule [some details may change]
CDI course requirements
CDI ZOOM LINKS [coming week of July 5]

NSU Syllabus

Schedule
Sessions will be held online daily July 12-16, 2021.

Registration
Due to the online nature of the workshops this year, there is a flat fee of $130.

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 10 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.

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 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.