CSI faculty member Soo Han answering questions from the audience.

Conn-Selmer Institute FAQ

Read about our most commonly asked questions regarding the Conn-Selmer Institute.

Where will CSI 2020 be located?

CSI 2020 will be located on the Bethel University campus located at 1001 Bethel Circle Dr., Mishawaka, IN 46545.

What subjects are covered in the CSI music education sessions?

The curriculum includes a broad range of topics covering information that is geared toward facilitating program success. Sessions in the past have included proven ways to recruit and retain students, managing classroom behavior and performance, travel tips, collegial sharing and collaboration, advice on how to work well with school administrators and much more.

Who are the faculty at CSI?

The Conn-Selmer Institute faculty is comprised of nationally recognized master music educators and music industry professionals. Each year this outstanding group of clinicians present fast-paced, motivational sessions that provide relevant and useful information for attendees.

Can you earn college credit by participating in CSI?

Absolutely! Conn-Selmer, Inc. and VanderCook College of Music are partnering together to offer an outstanding opportunity for teachers to receive up to two college credits by attending Conn-Selmer Institute. The cost for one college credit from VanderCook is typically about $300.00. However, for this year's event, Conn-Selmer has generously offered to pay half of your tuition fee through a CSI Scholarship. The cost per credit is now only $150!

If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please indicate that you would like more information about college credit when you register.

For additional information and enrollment details, visit http://www.vandercook.edu/programs/csi-su19/.

If you have already registered and did not indicate you were interested in college credit, send inquiries to education@conn-selmer.com.

Are scholarships available for CSI?

Yes! We do have scholarships available for CSI! For details on our current scholarship offerings, please visit our CSI Scholarship Page. Also, remember that Conn-Selmer School Partners may also have Educational Support Points to use towards CSI tuition costs. To review your Conn-Selmer School Partner account visit, School Partnership Benefits Portal.

Can you attend CSI before graduating from college?

Certainly! Conn-Selmer Institute has created a special track of classes specifically designed to address the interests and needs of music education majors and first-year teachers. College students and recent college graduates are not only provided with endless networking opportunities, but they are also able to attend clinics that cover topics that range from resume building to classroom set-up and student motivation. CSI is dedicated to providing pertinent and valuable growth and development opportunities for all music educators; whether they are seasoned veterans or teachers-in-training.

What happened to Conn-Selmer University?

When Conn-Selmer University was founded in 1997, it was geared entirely toward college students and first-year teachers. As the workshop grew in popularity, sessions for veteran educators and music administrators were added to the clinic roster. This growth served as a catalyst that resulted in the eventual name change to Conn-Selmer Institute in 2007.

  Travel Information

Bethel University Campus Map

Click here to reference a Bethel University Campus Map.

Shuttle Schedule

Click here to access the CSI 2020 Shuttle Schedule

South Bend Intl. Airport

The South Bend International Airport is a short 20-minute drive from Bethel University.  For additional information and to book a flight, click here.

Midway Intl. Airport (Chicago)

Midway International airport is approximately an hour and 45 minutes from Bethel University.  If you would prefer to fly into Chicago, Midway is your best option.  Please keep in mind that Chicago is on Central Time and Bethel University is on Eastern Time.  For more information and to book a flight into Midway, click here.

Preferred Taxi Services for Mishawaka and South Bend

Eagle Transportation Services

Royal Excursion

Blue Ribbon Taxi

  Housing Information

Hotel Name Bethel University
Address 1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka Indiana 46545
Contact Details Phone: 800.422.4101
Website: https://www.betheluniversity.edu/student-life/housing
Room Rate Info $33.00 per night June 7 - 10, 2020.
Changes & Cancellation Policy Cancellations must be submitted by April 1, 2020, in order to receive full reimbursement.
Additional Info The opening session for CSI 2020 begins at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 7 and the last session will conclude by noon on Wednesday, June 10.

Hampton Inn & Suites, Mishawaka

Hotel Name Hampton Inn
Address 7347 Heritage Square Dr.
Granger IN 46530
Contact Details Phone: 574.243.4600
Website: Click Here
Room Rate Info $89.00 per night
Block Details In order to secure a room in the event block, you must call 574.243.4600 to make your reservation.
Changes & Cancellation Policy All reservations must be canceled 24 hours prior to the arrival date.
Additional Info

Amenities offered:

  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary high-speed internet access and WiFi
  • Complimentary parking
  • 24-hour Suite Shop
  • Complete fitness center and heated indoor pool
  • Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker in each room
  • 24-hour business center
  • Free shuttle service to and from Bethel College