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GarageBand for the Music Educator

 
The newest versions of GarageBand for Mac (10.0) and iOS (2.0) provide a multitude of music production, recording and learning tools that can be utilized in the classroom. This in-depth course will explore both versions through a variety of tutorials, projects and practical applications, teaching you how to efficiently navigate the software and how to integrate it in your teaching. Step-by-step instruction will be provided for beginners, while more advanced users will have opportunities to extend their learning beyond the standard material. This course is open to all music educators.
 
Required software: Students must have access to both GarageBand for Mac (10.0.2 or higher) and an iOS device with GarageBand for iOS (2.0.1 or higher) for use throughout the course.

Instructor: Rick Palese

palese_rick_retouchRick Palese joined the administrative team at VanderCook in July 2010, however his relationship with the institution goes back much further. Rick is a VanderCook alumnus, having earned his B.M.Ed. in 2003, and M.M.Ed. in 2008.

Prior to being hired at VanderCook, Rick taught for seven years at Prairie Hill School in Cary, IL, where he directed both 5th and 6th grade bands. While at Prairie Hill, Rick also sponsored Jazz Club, Podcasting Club, and assisted with 6th grade musical productions and school assemblies.

Rick is an avid percussionist and maintains an active teaching studio at Absolute Music in Geneva, IL. He is a member of the Hudson Music Teacher Integration Project, and Vic Firth Education Team.

 

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MECA Online Course Details

VanderCook Online is powered by Schoology (www.schoology.com). 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 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, September 28. 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 www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of September 28, 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!
 
Online grades will be reported by mid-December. 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).

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Course Information

7604 GarageBand for the Music Educator
 
3 graduate credits
Tuition: $930, due in full with registration.
 
ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 25
 

VanderCook College of Music

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

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