René Clausen Choral School
Since 1998, more than 800 professional conductors and music educators have attended the René Clausen Choral School. This intensive five-day program created by The Concordia Choir conductor Dr. René Clausen is held annually on the Concordia campus and focuses on several aspects of conducting, including technique, performance and tonal development. Please visit ReneClausen.com for the most up to date information.
Young Organists Week
Students at Young Organists Week enjoy the camaraderie and social activities of other camps, while honing their church organ playing skills. Concordia’s Office of Church Relations sponsors the five-day camp at the college. This year’s camp, held each June, includes classes on organ technique, organ repertoire, music fundamentals, hymns and liturgy.
Wind Band Institute
The Wind Band Institute offers band directors from around the country an opportunity to improve their teaching skills. Founded in 2007 by Concordia director of bands Dr. Scott A. Jones, the Wind Band Institute is taught on the Concordia campus during the last week of June.
The Organ Institute offers a condensed version of our Young Organists Week, with a greater emphasis on new music, technique and role in churches. Organists take part in a hymn sing and practice sessions, piano and liturgy classes, and have an opportunity to purchase organ music books. The Institute is for organists at any level of proficiency, including beginning organists and is offered on campus at in Minneapolis each June.