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Jan 15, 2017 04:00 PM

This week at VanderCook - 1/16/17

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Jan 08, 2017 04:00 PM

This week at VanderCook - 1/09/17

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Intersession Building Hours

Classes start up again with Professional Education classes on January 3. Full semester classes begin on January 9.


Dr. Charles Menghini to present at the Midwest Clinic

The Growth and Development of the Middle School Band (and Band Director) Wednesday, December 14, 2016 McCormick Place West - W185

Dec 04, 2016 03:00 PM

This week at VanderCook - 12/05/16

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Nov 15, 2016 12:55 AM

This week at VanderCook - 11/28/16

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Nov 14, 2016 09:15 PM

This week at VanderCook - 11/14/16

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Nov 07, 2016 02:20 PM

This week at VanderCook - 11/7/16

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Oct 30, 2016 10:00 PM

This week at VanderCook - 10/31/16

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Oct 30, 2016 09:35 PM

Brian Logan Joins VanderCook Faculty

Alum Brian Logan (B'83) joined the VanderCook faculty this fall.

Oct 24, 2016 07:00 PM

This week at VanderCook - 10/17/16

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Oct 17, 2016 04:27 PM

This week at VanderCook - 10/17/16

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Oct 10, 2016 03:27 PM

This week at VanderCook - 10/10/16

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Oct 03, 2016 03:27 PM

This week at VanderCook - 10/03/16

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Sep 26, 2016 04:45 PM

This week at VanderCook - 9/26/16

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Sep 18, 2016 04:45 PM

This week at VanderCook - 9/19/16

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Sep 10, 2016 10:00 PM

This week at VanderCook - 9/12/16

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Sep 06, 2016 12:00 PM

This week at VanderCook - 9/6/16

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Aug 29, 2016 12:00 AM

This week at VanderCook - 8/29/16

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Aug 23, 2016 03:39 PM

This week at VanderCook - 8/23/16

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Randy Stenson (M'05) Talks to "Vermillion Plain Talk" about the Bond that is Created by Making Music

Alum Randy Stenson (M'05) guest conducts an honor choir and talks about the importance of music making, good repertoire, and the bonding experience it provides to students.

Jul 21, 2016 08:53 PM

Michael Gibson (B'05) Leads Group to Another Amazing Performance on America's Got Talent

Michael Gibson's (B'05) vocal ensemble, Musicality, makes another round of cuts and advance to the live shows beginning next week.

Jul 21, 2016 08:20 PM

End of Semester Performances from the Vocal Studio and Musical Theatre Classes

The voice studio of Joe Martorano and the Musical theatre summer class will present two end of session informal performances on Wednesday, July 27, 2016


VanderCook Horn Instructor, Peter Jirousek, To Perform with CSO at Ravinia

Enjoy a concert under the stars at Ravinia Outdoor Music Festival.

Jul 08, 2016 03:43 PM

VanderCook Alum Back on Campus to Promote His Handcrafted Batons

Matthew Jackson (B'13) was on campus last week promoting his handcrafted conducting batons. A craft he had picked up from a workshop at VanderCook.

Jun 13, 2016 11:21 PM

The Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic is 183 days away but who's counting

President and Director of Bands, Dr. Charles T. Menghini and Undergraduate Dean and Associate Director of Bands, Stacey Larson Dolan, attended the annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic Meeting this past Saturday at McCormick Place West.

Jun 13, 2016 10:12 PM

Incoming Student Shows off his VanderSpirit

Baley Lapan begins his studies at VanderCook this fall but he's already bragging about his soon to be college to his high school friends.

Jun 09, 2016 12:38 AM

VanderCook Alum Inspires Memorable Performance

Michael Gibson (B'05) and his vocal group Musicality advance to the next level of America's Got Talent after an inspiring performance.

Jun 07, 2016 05:01 PM

Kicking off the Summer with Some Great Continuing Ed Courses

2016 Summer Continuing Education Courses begin on Monday, June 13 and Dr. John Feierabend is helping us kick off the season of amazing summer classes.

Jun 07, 2016 03:32 PM

Welcome To Our New Website

VanderCook is proud to launch an updated new website. Working in conjunction with, the website is now fully functional on all platforms.. tablets, cell phones and computers.

Jun 07, 2016 02:40 PM

Pilot Health Program at VanderCook

Student health is a top priority at VanderCook. In January of this year, VanderCook started a pilot program to address health issues tailored to the needs of musicians. The program was sponsored by Professor Ruth Rhodes.

Jun 07, 2016 01:38 AM

Micheal Hall founding member of Bandung Philharmonic

VanderCook Violin/Viola associate professor played an integral part in developing the newly formed Bandung Philharmonic in Indonesia.

Apr 26, 2016 06:23 PM

Honoring Blake Wiener

Loved ones will gather on Saturday, April 30 to honor the life of Blake Wiener. Blake was a friend of the college and his family and friends have established a scholarship in his name.

Apr 17, 2016 04:21 PM

Coming up this week 4/25/2016

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Apr 17, 2016 04:21 PM

Coming up this week 4/18/2016

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Apr 11, 2016 02:02 AM

Coming Up this Week 4/11//2016

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Apr 04, 2016 02:36 PM

Coming up this week 4/4/2016

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Mar 25, 2016 10:14 PM

Coming up this week 3/28/2016

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Mar 21, 2016 05:26 PM

Coming up this Week 3/21/2016

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Nov 28, 2015 04:52 PM

President, Dr. Charles Menghini on Comcast Newsmakers

Watch Dr. Menghini's interview on Comcast Newsmakers. He talks about education and VanderCook College of Music.

Aug 16, 2015 04:25 PM

Graduate Class Responses Featured in SBO Magazine

The School Band and Orchestra Magazine published an article by VanderCook president, Dr. Charles T. Menghini in the August 2015 edition of "MAC (Music Achievement Council) Corner". It features responses given by the summer Curriculum & Administration Class.

Jul 23, 2015 06:12 PM

VanderCook College of Music To Honor Music Industry Brothers

On Saturday, July 24, 2015, VanderCook College of Music will bestow the Doctor of Music Education Honoris Causa Award to John D’Addario, Jr. and James D’Addario at their summer graduate commencement ceremonies to be held in Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, Chicago, Illinois.

Jun 02, 2015 07:39 PM

2015 Undergraduate Commencement Highlights

VanderCook celebrates undergraduate commencement for the first time in the newly renovated space.

Feb 06, 2015 11:21 PM

OMEA (2015)- Rehearsing the Middle School Band

Stacey Larson Dolan's presentation at Ohio Music Educators Conference

Feb 01, 2015 01:00 AM

VanderCook NAfME Chapter attends the IMEC Collegiate Conference

Members of the VanderCook NafME chapter extend their Peoria trip to represent the college.

Jan 07, 2015 03:18 PM

Ann Engels Nogueira (B'07) Making a Difference Overseas

VanderCook alumna Ann Engels Nogueira (B'07) is one of many VanderCook graduates teaching in a discipline that was not their major an using the diverse skills she picked up at VanderCook to excel in it.​

Jan 07, 2015 02:50 PM

BCSN recognizes Kathleen McGrady as January Teacher of the Month

VanderCook alumna Kathleen McGrady (M'95) is honored in Holland, OH.

Dec 07, 2014 05:52 PM

Weekly Update (December 8-24)

A weekly update for the week of December 8, 2014

Nov 30, 2014 05:52 PM

Weekly Update (December 1st - 7th)

A weekly update for the week of December 1, 2014


Senior, Marlee Wilde, Recipient of a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award.

Marlee Wilde receives a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award on Saturday, November 1st, during ceremonies in Springfield, IL.

Nov 05, 2014 02:45 PM

Jillian Bacon (B'14) Starts Band Program in Palm Desert, CA.

Jillian Bacon (B'14), has started a band program at Cielo Vista Middle School in California, all with the help of a grant received from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation.


VanderCook to host it's first Visit Day of the Year!

35 high school seniors and their parents will visit VanderCook for Senior Day 2014.

Sep 20, 2014 09:43 PM

Inspire. Build. Sustain. Thank YOU!

Students line up to write a message of thanks to all who made the completion of Phase I of Inspire. Build. Sustain. possible.

Sep 20, 2014 09:19 PM

VanderCook Welcomes Luyang Liu

Chinese student, Luyang Liu, begins her studies at VanderCook College of Music.

Sep 20, 2014 08:48 PM

Journey to Teach: Delaware - Chicago - California

Jillian Bacon's path to becoming a teacher has taken her many places!


Kristen Hjelmaas, the New Fine Arts Director at St. Peter Lutheran

Kristen Hjelmaas is the new Fine Arts Director at St. Peter Lutheran in arlington Heights. Hjelmaas will teach, K-8th grade general music, 4th-8th grade band, 6th-8th choir, and organize a musical.


Back to Texas to Teach

Recent grad, Ashley Burton, will be returning to her home state of Texas to teach 1st through 5th grade general music at Royal Elementary in Pattison, TX.


International student to teach in CPS.

Abi Fernandez, Class of 2014, will be teaching general music and piano at Peace and Education Coalition High School.


Sarah Quesnell excited to start a teaching career in Iowa.

Sarah Quesnell is excited to start a teaching career in Iowa. She will be the 5-12 instrumental director in the Jesup Community School District.

Aug 19, 2014 04:11 PM

Max Dykla to work in the South Berwyn School District.

Max Dykla has been hired as the K-5 General Music Teacher for Piper and Emerson Schools in the South Berwyn School District.

Aug 19, 2014 01:47 PM

Liz Limon to teach at Calmeca Academy of Fine Arts

Class of 2014 graduate, Elizabeth Limon, has secured a job teaching general music, band, and mariachi at Calmeca Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language.


Mr. Freddy Martin Honorary Doctorate Speech

Mr. Freddy Martin's honorary doctorate speech.

Jun 16, 2014 03:10 PM

Alumni Spotlight - Patrick Hayes

What started out as a masters project for alumnus Patrick Hayes (M'10) is now a published article in the Journal of Band Research.

Jun 05, 2014 10:58 PM

VanderCook Alum one of four nationwide recipients of Fishman Award

Steven sanders (B'09) has received a $25,000 Fishman Award for superlative classroom practice.

May 21, 2014 05:49 PM

VanderCook Alum Receives Golden Apple Award

VanderCook Alum Anand Sukumaran (M'10) received a surprise visit from NBC 5, Carol Marin, announcing him as a recipient of a Golden Apple Award. Read Anand's message to his teachers regarding his VanderCook education.

May 18, 2014 09:55 PM

Alumni Board Member Lauren Knust is interviewed for "The Brass Herald"

Lauren Knust (M'11) talks to "The Brass Herald's" Philip Briggs about her musical life.

May 18, 2014 09:09 PM

Recent graduate Jon Page to play House of Blues

Jon Page just graduated from VanderCook College of Music last Friday and is now preparing to play the House of Blues on June 1st.

May 09, 2014 07:03 PM

Tours of the new building generate excitement among students

Students have been given a sneak peek of the new building at 3120 S. Dearborn. Dr. Charles Menghini, president of the college, has provided daily tours to students, faculty, and staff.

May 03, 2014 07:15 PM

Brownsville, Texas Receives Music Education Award

The Brownsville, Texas Independent School District was recently received a 2014 Best Communities for Music Education Award from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.

May 03, 2014 07:15 PM

Brownsville, Texas Receives Music Education Award

The Brownsville, Texas Independent School District was recently received a 2014 Best Communities for Music Education Award from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.

May 01, 2014 02:02 PM

VanderCook Celebrates Duke Ellington's Birthday with Special Guest

Jazz Band Director, Tony Kidonkais, welcomes his college mentor, Ron Carter, to campus to help celebrate Ellington's 115th birthday.

Apr 28, 2014 09:15 PM

Student Conductors Shine at Conducting Debut Concert

35 VanderCook students took to the podium to conduct their peers at an afternoon and evening concert on Sunday, April 27.

Apr 27, 2014 11:43 PM

Jessica Musgrave BMEd 2009 To Teach in Kansas

Jessica Musgrave BMEd will begin her new role in August 2014 as the Band Director at Argentine Middle School in the Kansas City Kansas School District.

Apr 27, 2014 11:21 PM

VanderCook Alums Receive High Honors at State Contest

High School Bands under the direction of VanderCook Alums Don Stinson BMEd 2007 and Kevin Carroll MMEd 1997 win their classes at the 2014 Illinois State University Invitational Concert Band Festival.

Apr 03, 2014 02:28 PM

Alumni Visit

Alumni come back with students to visit and have their ensemble work with VanderCook faculty.

Apr 03, 2014 02:25 PM

Alumni Jazz Band to Play Pops Concert

The Alumni Jazz Band will perform at the 11th Annual Night at the Pops.

Apr 02, 2014 03:32 PM

Strings Professor to perform in faculty recital

Dr. Michael Hall will present a faculty recital featuring works that have been composed for him on Wednesday, April 9.

Jan 23, 2014 03:47 AM

VanderCook at IMEA

A Practical Approach to Relating Ensemble Instruction to the Danielson Framework Clinicians: Stacey L. Dolan, Undergraduate Dean, VanderCook College of Music Pamela Snoeck, Bartlett, IL Dist U-46 - Hawk Hollow Elementary School, Principal - Retired      

Jan 06, 2014 02:52 PM

Weekly Update (January 12 - 16)

A weekly update for the week of January 6, 2015

Dec 15, 2013 04:36 PM

83 VanderCook Students to Work the Midwest Clinic

VanderCook College of Music is a co-founder of the Midwest Clinic. Each year VanderCook students serve as the set up and usher personnel for the clinic.

Oct 06, 2013 07:52 PM

VanderCook at WMEA

Stop by and visit the booth and check out a VanderCook sponsored clinic at the Wisconsin Music Educators Association Conference.


400 Plus Middle School Students Ready to Experience Middle Level HonorFest

Chicagoland's finest middle school musicians will represent 29 bands and 19 choirs in the 2013 Middle Level HonorFest.

The Philharmonic Orchestra perform traditional Latin pieces arranged by Jorge Vargas.
Sep 10, 2013 07:55 PM

Scholarship recipients and donors honored at the 2013 Prism Concert

The 2013 Prism concert is a vast display of talent and a chance to recognize scholarship recipients and donors.

Newly cleaned and restored VanderCook Cornet from ca. 1920
Sep 10, 2013 06:40 PM

Glenn Wilfong performs for the undergraduate student body on the newly restored cornet formerly owned by college founder Hale A. VanderCook

Glenn Wilfong performed his graduate recital in front of the entire undergraduate student body. Some of his recital was performed on the newly restored H. A. VanderCook cornet.

Aug 29, 2013 02:45 PM

Emily Jones - Ready To Teach

Emily Jones graduated in May of this year ready to take on the world. She takes a minute to reflect on her VanderCook education.

Aug 20, 2013 02:35 PM

Another VanderGrad goes to work

Ethan Bulak to teach at Collins Academy High School.

Aug 20, 2013 01:57 PM

Timothy Riordan and Matt Gaunt join the VanderCook faculty

The low brass department welcomes two new faces. Both have extensive performance backgrounds and are amazing teachers.

Aug 16, 2013 03:48 PM

Two VanderCook Interns recognized with Leadership Awards

Rotary One and NBC 5 Chicago news anchor Dick Johnson recognize VanderCook interns at luncheon.

Aug 16, 2013 02:04 PM

Sydney Seal (B13') First Teaching Job

Sydney Seal credits VanderCook for being well prepared for her first teaching job.

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