Sandra Snow, Ph.D., Director

Mandy Miller, Director, UK and Europe

Doreen Rao, Ph.D., Founding Director

Lee R. Kesselman, Associate Director


The CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education is a professional development program for conductors and choral teachers. The repertoire-based curriculum emphasizes the essential elements of singing and conducting, score study and rehearsal planning, choral pedagogy, and performance practice. The CME performance approach emphasizes the quality of joyful, socially engaged and reflective rehearsal pedagogies practiced collaboratively for the artistic, education, and psycho-spiritual benefit of singers and their communities.