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Special Events

All events are free and open to the public (unless indicated otherwise). Alumni, parents and friends are welcome!

Student Conductor Concerts
April 28, 2018, 2:00 & 5:00 p.m.

The Student Conductor Concerts are a milestone in the journey of VanderCook students toward becoming professional music educators. This set of concerts features junior-year students conducting large ensembles of their peers - Symphonic Band, Concert Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra - for the first time in a public setting.
Location: 3125 South Federal Street, Chicago

Jeff Rupert Master Class on Jazz Improvisation
May 3, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

VanderCook is proud to welcome Yamaha performing artist Jeff Rupert for a special master class on jazz improvisation for young performers and music instructors. Later in the evening, Mr. Rupert will guest with student and faculty ensembles in the Jazz & Percussion Concert. An accomplished tenor saxophonist, Jeff Rupert has appeared on numerous recordings as a featured soloist for artists including Diane Schuur, Mel Tormé, Benny Carter, Ernestine Anderson, Sam Rivers and Maynard Ferguson, among many others.
Students and music teachers from the Chicagoland area and beyond are welcome to attend! Register at Additional information is available here.
Location: 3125 South Federal Street, Chicago

Jazz & Percussion Concert
May 3, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

This lively and highly engaging features VanderCook students swingin', groovin' and raising the adrenaline! In addition to a guest appearance by renowned tenor saxophonist Jeff Rupert, tonight's concert features the debut of the newly formed VanderCook Faculty Jazz Trio.
Location: 3125 South Federal Street, Chicago

Chamber Music at VanderCook
May 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

VanderCook is delighted to inagurate a new concert series, Chamber Music at VanderCook, to feature VanderCook faculty members performing with guests from the professional music world.
Tonight we welcome John Sharp, principal cellist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Liba Schacht, violinist with the Lyric Opera, in a recital of Bach and Beethoven with Dr. Ruti Abramovitch on piano.
Location: 3125 South Federal Street, Chicago

Tickets for this concert are $10.00.  More information is available here.

Undergraduate Commencement
May 11, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

We invite alumni, family and friends to celebrate the commencement ceremonies of the Class of 2018.  Candidates are awarded Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music (pre-certification) degrees.
Location: 3125 South Federal Street, Chicago

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Chicago, IL 60616-3731
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