Since our humble beginnings as a correspondence course in 1941, GIA has always sought to encourage musical excellence. Our Fall Institute is a celebration of our mission to serve the needs of musicians in all settings. To offer workshops, master classes, reading sessions, formation experiences and skill-building practicums, we engaged leaders in music, worship, education and formation.

Clinicians include: 

Eric Whitacre, Donald Nally, James Jordan, Jeanne Cotter, Tony Alonso, Richard Fragomeni, Marty Haugen, Benjamin Stewart, Dianne Bergant, Michael Kemp, Ramona Wis, James Abbington, Mary Johnson, Cindy Ripley, Marilyn Biery, Michael Silhavy, David Anderson, Philip Roberts, Jennifer Budziak


All Is Holy

An Evening of Song, Story & Prayer

with Jeanne Cotter & Tony Alonso

Thursday, October 12

8:00 p.m.

LSTC Chapel

Light & Gold

Eric Whitacre & Donald Nally, conducting

Friday, October 13

8:00 p.m.

Rockefeller Chapel

Feather on the Breath of God

Celebrating Women in Music

led by Ramona Wis

Saturday, October 14

2:30 p.m.

Augustana Lutheran Church Nave


Students seeking credit must also register for the GIA Institute. Visit for additional information.


VanderCook College of Music - (312) 225-6288