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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

VanderCook 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 Patrick Benson at 312.788.1139 or pbenson@vandercook.edu.
 

Upcoming Events in 2018-19

Note: All information and registration materials will be available online only.
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Clinics at VanderCook

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If 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 2018-19 now!

For more details or information, please contact Stephanie Lopez at slopez@vandercook.edu or 312.788.1148.

Middle Level HonorFest

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Registration Deadline:  Friday, September 14, 2018

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

Wednesday, November 6, 2018

Registration Deadline:  Friday, September 26, 2018

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 19, 2019

Registration Deadline:  TBD

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 2, 2019

Registration Deadline:  Friday, January 18, 2019

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 clinics and performances. Performers work with VanderCook percussion faculty and guest clinicians.

BandFest & ChoralFest

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019

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

TBD (please check back for updates)

Registration Deadline: TBD

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.

 

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