Fall MECA 2014 Courses


The MECA continuing education program offers graduate courses for teachers seeking practical knowledge and skills that can be used in their classroom. Up to 12 credits earned in MECA classes can be applied to a master of music education degree at VanderCook College of Music.


Online Courses

  • Band Arranging
  • Excel with Excel: Managing Your Music Program Needs
  • Theory Review
  • The 21st Century Music Educator: Concepts and Techniques
  • Administration and Organization of the Successful School Music Program
  • Teaching Music in the Cloud
  • The Way of Music:  Developing Essential Skills from the Ground Up
  • Creating and Editing Digital Recordings

Multiple Credit Courses

  • Band Instrument Repair
  • Brass Boot Camp

Retrospective Courses

  • The Midwest Experience: A Retrospective
  • Chicago Area Kodály Educators (CAKE) 2013- 2014 Workshop Series
  • Illinois ASTA Fall String Teacher Workshop 2013
  • NAfME National In-Service Conference: A Retrospective
  • MKMEA Conference: A Retrospective

Weekend Courses

  • Pre K-5 SMARTBoard Fun Part 1: "Teching" General Music to the Next Level - Sept. 28-29
  • Help! I'm an Instrumenalist Teaching Choir! - Oct. 5-6
  • GarageBand, Not GarbageBand - Oct. 19-20
  • 8 Steps to Harmonization - Oct. 19-20
  • Beginning Guitar Class: Let's Get Started - Oct. 26-27
  • From Classroom to Community:  Harmony, Hope & Healing - Nov. 2-3 
  • Band Classics: Grade 2, 3, 4, and More - Nov. 9-10
  • Treasures of Music Literacy: Addressing Music Concepts Through Children's Literature - Nov. 23-24



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

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