Special Events

Alumni, parents, and friends of the college are welcome to join us for any of these annual events.

Fall 2015 Prism Concert and Scholarship Awards –

The Fall Prism Concert and Scholarship Awards is an annual fall concert featuring all of VanderCook's large and chamber ensembles.  A reception before the concert begins at 5:00 pm and is a wonderful way for parents and friends of the college to meet the VanderCook family.

The Midwest Clinic - Annual VanderCook
 Symphonic Band Performance – 

For over 60 years, the VanderCook Symphonic Band has been the only ensemble to perform at every Midwest Clinic. The concert is held at McCormick Place. For more information, contact Cindy Tovar, assistant to the president, at (312) 788-1122 or

12th annual A Night at the Pops Benefit - March 28, 2015

A Night at the Pops is an annual benefit for the Great Teachers Scholarship Fund. The event features a variety of student ensembles, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, and a silent auction. For more information, contact Jeff Sadowski, director of philanthropy, at: 312-788-1166 or

10th annual TrusTEE Open Annual Golf Outing – 
Thursday, June 11, 2015

The TrusTEE Open Golf Outing is our annual golf outing to benefit for the Great Teaches Scholarship Fund. Participants enjoy lunch, 18 holes of golf, dinner, and prizes at the Links at Carillon in Plainfield, IL.  For more information, contact Jeff Sadowski, director of philanthropy,
at: 312-788-1166 or

2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon - Sunday, October 11, 2015

VanderCook will participate in the Chicago Marathon Charity Program.  "Team VanderCook" will run for the college and the future of music education.  If you would like to run for VanderCook or support the team, please contact: Jeff Sadowski, director of philanthropy at: 312-788-1166 or




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