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Fall 2017 Continuing Education Courses


Fall 2017 Course Offerings

Online Registration Opens Monday, August 21 at 12:00(Noon)

(Online classes begin September 18, 2017 and conclude on December 17, 2017)

Online classes will not meet the week of November 20-26 for fall break.




Instructor: Doug Bistrow





Instructor: Gary Everett & Bill Rife
Dates: September 23, October 7 & 28, November 18 & December 2
Location: VanderCook College of Music
Chicago, IL
Instructor: James Yakas
Dates: November 18 & 19
Location: Quinlan & Fabish
Burr Ridge, IL
Instructor: Keith Ozsvath & Greg Scapillato
Dates: October 14-15
Location: Quinlan & Fabish
Burr Ridge, IL
Instructor: Ken Snoeck

General Music

Instructor: Dr. Robert Amchin
Dates: October 28-29
Location: VanderCook College of Music
Chicago, IL


Instructor: Lisa Hatfield
Dates: November 18 & 19
Location: VanderCook College of Music
Chicago, IL
Instructor: Stefani Langol
Instructor: Vincent Leonard


Instructor: Sarah Giordano
Dates: September 23 & 24
LocationsSaturday, September 23: Jackson Middle School (301 W Jackson St. Villa Park, IL 60181)
Sunday, September 24 VanderCook College of Music (3140 S. Federal Street, Chicago IL 60616)
Instructor: Rick Coulter
Instructor: Mary Ann Krupa
Instructor: Glen Schneider
Instructor: Kalani Das, MT-BC
Instructor: Keith Ozsvath

Off-Campus Courses:




Many limited enrollment classes fill rapidly.
Also, early registration can help avoid class cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.

Click to Register for Fall MECA Courses

VanderCook Online is powered by Schoology ( Through this learning management system, you'll be able to interact directly with your instructor, students in your classes, and members of the greater VanderCook Online community.
Fall term classes officially begin on Monday, September 18. Soon after you register, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, simply visit to login. On the morning of September 18, students are added to classes, at which point you'll have access to your classroom and course material.
Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.
You’ll have the opportunity to work at your own pace each week while completing assignments and posting responses to discussion questions. You’ll constantly be interacting with your instructor and classmates online, and working through new material each week. We know how crazy school schedules can get, so our instructors try to make everything as flexible as possible!
The Fall Online Term runs from September 18 until December 17, 2017 (13 weeks). There are no Online classes the week of November 20-26 because of fall break).
Online grades will be reported by December 20th. If you are in need of a transcript please visit the online transcript request page. If you are in need a quick turn around time for your transcript please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).

VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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