Summer Institute


Online registration is now closed. Please register onsite from 8–9am on July 18, 19, or 20. Contact Rachel Wulff with your registration-related questions.

July 18-20, 2018

Summer Institute 2018 Schedule & Session Info (PDF)

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Where: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma
Featuring Andrea Ramsey, Headline Clinician

Andrea Ramsey

Dr. Andrea Ramsey enjoys an international presence as a composer, conductor, scholar and music educator. Before leaping into full time composing and guest conducting, Andrea held positions at The Ohio State University and the University of Colorado Boulder, respectively. An award-winning composer with approximately 100 works to date, she believes strongly in the creation of new music. A native of Arkansas, Andrea has experienced in her own life the power of music to provide a sense of community, better understanding of our humanity and rich opportunities for self-discovery.

Read an interview with Dr. Ramsey on our blog.





Headliner Sessions

Imagination, Play & Metaphor: The Conductor’s Crash Course

While technical directives are certainly valuable, teachers may stir greater passion in singers and create improved sounds through the employment of imaginative approaches. Providing our choirs with opportunities to be playful, contribute to the process, and engage their imaginations can further shape the connections they form with one another, create more enjoyable rehearsals, and inform more contextually integrated performances.

Embracing the Non-Auditioned JH/MS Choir

This session focuses on the realities and challenges of teaching adolescent singers in non-auditioned choirs. While the majority of the session will focus on the non-auditioned middle school chorus, ideas and activities will be applicable to younger and older singers.