Each July, students interested in becoming a music major can attend this conference at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, WI in order to learn about choral leadership and opportunities in careers relating to choral music. Students apply in the spring.
What is NextDirection?
NextDirection provides a unique 3-day venue for high school juniors and seniors to think about the possibilities within the choral music profession. Students have the chance to make connections with like-minded students, to work with collegiate music education students, and to meet and work with outstanding conductors and teachers.
Why is it unique?
Unlike an All-State/Honor Choir experience, performance is not the main focus, although the singing standard is very high. In addition to singing in a high achieving choir, students will also attend mini-sessions regarding issues in the music education world.
Who should attend?
NextDirection is not just for students already considering careers in choral music, but also for the finest young choral musicians who may have never considered becoming choral directors.