The Church Music Institute (CMI) at Shenandoah University (SU) goes back many decades. Hundreds of church musicians from a wide variety of denominations have participated in these summer sessions. Teachers have included SU faculty plus outstanding guest clinicians. In 2020, due to the pandemic, CMI had to cancel its summer sessions. For 2021, we were able to bring back CMI in a virtual format. Now, for summer of 2022, CMI is back in its full-two-week format, and credits can once again be earned toward a Church Music Certificate at either the graduate or undergraduate level. Check back soon for more information as this page is updated when new details are available.
Nicole Keller | Organ
Guest Clinician: Week 1
Nicole Keller is in demand as a concert artist, adjudicator and clinician. She has concertized in the states and abroad in venues such as St. Patrick Cathedral, New York; Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Paris; Dom St. Stephan, Passau; St. Patrick Cathedral, Armagh, Northern Ireland; and The Kazakh National University for the Arts, Astana, Kazakhstan.
Mark Hayes | Piano & Organ
Guest Clinician: Week 2
Now an internationally known writer, conductor and concert pianist, Mark Hayes’s career has blossomed into international tours to Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, South Africa and Canada.
Sample Schedule (2022)
The 2023 Church Music Institute schedule will be finalized at a later date. Stay tuned for more details.
|4 p.m.||Registration & Social Time|
|5 p.m.||Introductions & Dinner|
Monday – Thursday
|8:30 a.m.||Morning Workshop with Discussion Time|
|9:15 a.m.||Session I with Guest Clinician|
|10:45 a.m.||Handbell Rehearsal|
|11:45 a.m.||Lunch & Prep Times for Worship Planners/Leaders|
|1:15 p.m.||Session II with Guest Clinician|
|3 p.m.||Breakout Session with Other Presenters|
|4 p.m.||Choir Rehearsal for Concert/Hymn Festival|
|5 p.m.||Dinner & Break|
|6:30 p.m.||Travel to Off-campus Location|
|7 p.m.||Evening Worship/Concert|
|9 a.m.||Opening Session, Wrap-up & Assignments|
|10 a.m.||Worship Prep|
|10:30 a.m.||Closing Worship|
|12 p.m.||Lunch & Farewell|
Visiting students with a valid SSN can enroll and pay online via Instant Enrollment (SSN is required). Shenandoah University students in a current degree program can enroll via Hornet Hub or by enrolling and paying via Instant Enrollment.*
View Instant Enrollment Instructions
Registration information coming soon…
*Students receiving financial aid must enroll via Hornet Hub. Students registering via Hornet Hub follow the scheduled due dates, drop dates, etc. All balances must be paid prior to the course start date.
The rate is $595 per week for participants seeking to earn credit. This rate applies for both undergraduate and graduate level participants.
The rate is $470 per week for participants seeking to audit. This rate applies for both undergraduate and graduate level participants.
The Winchester area is home to numerous places of comfortable accommodation. Shenandoah University discounts are available at some area hotels.
If you would like to obtain on-campus housing during your stay, complete the 2022 CMI Housing Form and fax/mail in payment.
Church Music Certificate
Shenandoah University offers a Church Music Certificate which requires attendance at three consecutive two-week summer sessions of CMI.
Church Music Institute participants may cancel their registration up to 7 days prior to the event for an 80% refund. Contact Wayne L. Wold for more information.
Dr. Wayne L. Wold, Director
Church Music Institute