Were you that high school student who loved choir, who was able to draw others around you during break, but who didn’t know that choir could possibly be a career for you? The NextDirection event is for those very students, and is aimed at opening up the world of choral education for them. Built on a program developed and honed by the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association, 2018 was the first year the program was offered to students across the country.
Some states are offering one or more scholarships for which high school students can apply. Scroll to the bottom of this page for information.
Notice: The July 12-16, 2020, conference has been cancelled to to the coronavirus pandemic. Stay tuned to this page to learn more about the 2021 conference.
Inspiring Choral Leadership – National Program
July 12-16, 2021, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Headline conductor: Jefferson Johnson, University of Kentucky
Artistic and programmatic leadership for NextDirection comes from Wisconsin Choral Directors Association.
States Offering Scholarships to the 2021 Events
This list will be compiled early in 2021. Stay tuned!
Is Your Chapter Interested in Learning about Hosting a NextDirection Event?
Click here to visit a Google Form with information and an application.