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Course of Study

VanderCook graduate students complete a set of core requirements that are applicable to all tracks as well as a set of requirements that allow them to specialize in band, choral, string or general music education.

Core Requirements:

 

Download the applicable PDF file below to see how your coursework could lay out over as few as 3 summers.

  • Introduction to Graduate Study
  • Applied Music
  • Concert Choir
  • Professional Education Elective
  • Music History Elective
  • Continuing Education (MECA) Electives
  • Exit Assessment
  • Master's Project
 

 

Band Track:

 

Choral Track:

  • Symphonic Band
  • Arranging Elective
  • Band Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
  • Woodwind Methods
  • Brass Methods
  • Percussion Methods
 
  • Chorale
  • Choral Arranging
  • Choral Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
  • Elementary General/Choral Methods K-5
  • Secondary Choral Methods 6-12
  • The Vocal Mechanism 6-12

 

String Track:

 

General Music Track:

  • Philharmonic Orchestra
  • String Arranging
  • Orchestral Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
  • Methods of Integrating Winds and Percussion
  • Survey of String Repertoire
  • String Methods I:  A New Millenium for String Music Education
  • String Methods II:  Bridging the Gap to Artistry in String Music Education
 
  • Chorale
  • Choral Arranging
  • Methods of Teaching Children's Choir
  • Elementary General Music Methods Pre-K-2
  • Elementary General Music Methods 3-5
  • Secondary General Music Methods 6-12
  • The Vocal Mechanism K-5

Note:  via the Continuing Education (MECA) program it is possible to take Orff Levels 1-3 and earn an Orff Certificate.

 

 
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