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Whether you're interested in student enrichment at special events outside of the classroom, or one of the many band, choir, and orchestra clinics held at the college, there's something here for you. Follow the links below for all our offerings.

Outreach Events at VanderCook

Justin_KvedarasWhite_BoxVanderCook hosts a number of workshops and festivals throughout the year for middle school and high school music students. These events provide students with an opportunity to learn outside the classroom and to make new friends. For more information about these events, contact Justin Kvedaras at (312) 788-1141 or at jkvedaras@vandercook.edu.
 

Upcoming Events in 2014-2015

Clinics at VanderCook

amy_copyWhite_BoxIf you would like to schedule a special clinic for your students, VanderCook offers a number of options for visiting ensembles of all ages and ability levels. Visiting ensembles spend up to 90 minutes with one of our experienced faculty members. Clinics are available for bands, choirs, orchestras, jazz ensembles, and other groups.
Book a clinic for 2015-16 now!

For more details or information, please contact Amy Lenting at alenting@vandercook.edu or (312) 788-1120.

 

7 Steps to a Better Band - Friday, July 31 2015

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 10, 2015

Participants: High school marching band students, directors, and parent organization members

Objective: 7 Steps is a leadership workshop where directors and students collectively set goals and prepare for the school year. 

 

Middle Level HonorFest - Saturday, October 3, 2015

Registration Deadline:  Friday, September 18, 2015

Participants: Advanced middle school band and choir students selected through director nomination

Objective: HonorFest is an opportunity for advanced middle school musicians to work with a clinician in a large ensemble. The HonorFest bands and choirs will rehearse during the morning and afternoon, and conclude with a performance in the early evening.

 

Day of Guitar - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Registration Deadline:  Friday, October 16, 2015

Participants: Guitar students of all levels

Objective: Day of Guitar is an opportunity for guitar students to work with skilled clinicians. Each group will be given the chance to perform and all participants will be a part of a large guitar orchestra.

 

All-Catholic Honor Band - Saturday, January 16, 2016

Registration Deadline:  Friday, December 18, 2015

Participants: Advanced Catholic high school band students selected through director nomination

Objective: This honor band gives high school students at Catholic high schools an opportunity to perform quality repertoire with students ranked at the highest performance level.

 

Day of Percussion - Saturday, February 6, 2016

Registration Deadline:  Friday, January 8, 2016

Participants: Percussionists of all levels may attend, and ensembles of any level may sign up to perform

Objective: Day of Percussion allows percussion students to experience a day of percussion clinics and performances. Performers get the opportunity to work with guest clinicians.

 

ChoralFest and BandFest - Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2016

Participants: Middle school and high school choirs and bands

Objective: These festivals are non-competitive performance venues for school ensembles. In addition to extensive feedback, ensembles receive a clinic following their performance.

 

OrchestraFest and BandFest - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2016

Participants: Middle school and high school orchestras and bands

Objective: These festivals are non-competitive performance venues for school ensembles. In addition to extensive feedback, ensembles receive a clinic following their performance.

 

Visit www.vandercook.edu/outreach for more information

 

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