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Band and Choral Institute

2015 Band and Choral Institute

 

Band Directors Institute

The University of South Dakota's Music Directors 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.

Contact Information: For questions, please contact Dr. Rolf Olson at Rolf.Olson@usd.edu.

Band Directors Institute

Courses:
MUS 790: Band Literature (1 cr.)
Interactive reading sessions which present a survey of Band classics, Christmas favorites, new releases from major publishers, and pieces from the resource, "Teaching Music Through Performance in Band", GIA Publications.

MUS 790: Instrumental Methods and Techniques (1 cr.)
Master classes on techniques, teaching materials and pedagogy for band, grades 5-11, to aid the band director (hereafter referred to as student) with instructional resources for teaching band.

MUS 790: Young Band Programming for Success
(1 cr.)
With the focus each year on new publications, the standard repertoire is often overlooked. Composer/arranger Michael Sweeney explores strategies for finding meaningful literature using a balance of proven classics along with carefully chosen new works. Discussion will include what to look for, what to look out for, and how to find those hidden gems. Effective programming will also be examined with factors such as pacing, instrumentation, difficulty, variety and connecting with your audience. 

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Choral Directors Institute

The University of South Dakota's Music Directors 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 choral directors.  Housing will be available for participants wishing to stay on campus.

Contact Information: For questions, please contact Dr. David Holdhusen at David.Holdhusen@usd.edu.

Choral Directors Institute

Courses:
MUS 793: Advanced Instructional Techniques for the Choral Music Educator (1 cr.)
Master classes, clinics, and discussion that focuses on teaching materials, techniques and pedagogy for choral music educators, grades K-12. The three-day institute will involve students in 15 hours of instruction.

MUS 793: New and Appropriate Choral Literature for the Music Educator (1 cr.)
Reading sessions focusing on a variety of choral music for public school choirs, grades K-12 will be presented. Materials will include both standard works and new releases in numerous choral genres from music major publishers.

MUS 793: Contemporary Thought In Choral Music Education (1 cr.)
This course provides seminars and roundtable discussions to allow the choral director to focus on current trends in the area of choral music education.

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