Summer Programs with James Jordan

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Join GRAMMY-nominated James Jordan for a summer of conducting!

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UPDATE: Based on ongoing state and federal recommendations to reduce the spread of coronavirus, this summer Rider University is providing remote and alternative instruction and is committed to providing the same quality programming in an exciting new format.

For programs continuing virtually, all class instruction with Rider faculty, masterclass sessions, and materials will be provided. However, due to the on-campus resources, equipment, and/or minimum software requirements, we are unable to offer select courses remotely. View our complete list of virtual offerings and cancelled programs. We very much hope to see you next year.

For questions regarding our Summer programs, please visit Frequently Asked Questions or email us at [email protected].


2020 Dates Seminar Title
June 8 - July 31 ONLINE Creative Practices in Choral Pedagogy: Choral Rehearsal Technique
The Creative Practices online program focuses on groundbreaking rehearsal techniques and rehearsal strategies based the psychology of music.
June 22 - June 26 Beginning Choral Conducting
The course is designed for persons with little or no conducting background. The course is structured in a way that maximizes individual attention for maximum growth and understanding during the intense week of study.
June 22 - June 26 Choral Conducting Intensive
Designed for in-depth exploration of what is at the root of a conductor’s gesture and to give participants the tools to effect immediate change through expressive gesture in their ensembles.
CANCELLED Conducting Institute
Now in it's 15th year, this renowned Institute offers conductors of all levels a chance to study with and observe major conductors in addition to master classes on specific special topics.
July 6 - August 28 The Choral Warm-Up: Pedagogy and Science ONLINE
Gain a deep and through knowledge of the pedagogy for teaching vocal technique and aural skills to choirs at any level of development.
TBA Choral Institute at Oxford
Conduct the Choir of the Choral Institute at Oxford.
July 27 - July 31 Choral Pedagogy Institute
This unique and multifaceted seminar brings together many of the most important and inspirational teachers in America today.