JUNE 29 – JULY 2, 2024

Charleston Southern University
Charleston, South Carolina







Join us this summer for the
Habits Universal Summer Institute!

We’ve brought together the authors of the HABITS series and also invited some very special guests in the areas of BAND, ORCHESTRA, and CHOIR for three days of truly exciting workshops, masterclasses, keynotes, and presentations for the First Habits Summer Institute!

The 2024 Habits Summer Institute will take place on June 29 – July 2, 2024 on the campus of Charleston Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina.

Come discover the pedagogy behind the HABITS series of method books, professional references, and resources and experience life-changing professional development for music education in a world-class tourist destination! Come collaborate and CONNECT with the HABITS Team!

The Habits Summer Institute was the best Band Director conference I have personally been to since teaching. By having sessions taught by the very method book authors that we use daily was pretty sweet. And of course, the comradery and fellowship of getting to know directors from all over the country was truly special. If anyone is thinking of using the Habits series or is currently using it, then this is a must for you. Looking forward to next year!!!!!
— Jonathan McCullough, Clinton, Virginia
The HSI gave me excellent, practical information on both how to lead students and how to teach the various musical components they need to learn. I came away from the HSI with an enormous amount of new knowledge, strategies, and ideas. I am very excited to return to my students in the fall and begin implementing what I’ve learned, which I believe will help them grow even more as musicians and as people.
— Tim Newman, Alma, Michigan
The Habits Summer Institute is a fantastic way to gather teaching strategies and inspiration before starting a new school year! The orchestra sessions provided me with many creative ways to develop my students’ musicianship, and the whole Habits team was so motivating and uplifting. This was such a valuable experience!
— Sarah Lancaster, Charlotte, North Carolina

JUNE 29-JULY 2, 2024

Charleston Southern University
Charleston, South Carolina


Scott Rush • Christopher Selby • Eric Wilkinson • Jeff Scott
Margaret Selby • Marguerite Wilder • Mary Land • Kevin Boyle
Tim Lautzenheiser • Matthew Arau • AND MORE!

Here’s a look at some of the dynamic programming we have in store for you!

Special Add-On Immediately After the Habits Summer Institute …

SLAM Leadership Level 1 Certification Training Course

Price:  $149

Dates: July 2 and 3 (immediately following the HSI)

Leadership Training led by Tim Lautzenheiser, Matthew Arau, Scott Rush, and many others.

Habits Universal Institute

JUNE 29-JULY 2, 2024

Charleston Southern University
Charleston, South Carolina

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