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Band Arranging *

ONLINE
February 3May 4, 2020

Hone the skills and techniques for arranging concert band and wind ensemble compositions, and learn the instrumentation, devices, techniques and types of scoring that can be used. Students will prepare one full arrangement as part of this course. This course fulfills the requirement for band-track candidates who are completing the MMEd degree program at VanderCook.

Enrollment limited to 10.

* Band Arranging is offered at two course levels. Students enrolled in the MMEd program at VanderCook are eligible to enroll at the 500 level. Students not enrolled in the MMEd program who wish to earn graduate credit as a MECA Continuing Education student should register at the 7000 level. The difference in credits earned and tuition cost is attributed to the difference in tuition rates for the MMEd and MECA Continuing Education programs. If you are unsure which level is best for you, please contact us directly at meca@vandercook.edu.
 

Instructor: Ken Snoeck

Snoeck,_Ken_Headshot_2013Kenneth Snoeck (HD '08) recently retired after a 35-year teaching career, the last 23 of which were at Lake Park High School in Roselle, IL. While at Lake Park, Snoeck’s concert bands toured Moscow in 1997, performing concerts with the band of the Russian Defense Ministry. In 2000, his concert bands toured France, performing a joint concert with the French Navy Band in Toulon. The Lake Park Wind Ensemble was also an Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival contest participant on multiple occasions.
 
Snoeck received a Bachelor of Science degree in education and Master of Music degrees from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI. In 1973, Snoeck was awarded the College Band Directors National Association’s Best Original Manuscript for the Biennium 1971-1973 composition prize for “Scaramouch”, Symphony No. 3 for Winds and Percussion. He was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame in 2004 and awarded an honorary doctorate from VanderCook in 2008. Since retiring from full time teaching, Snoeck has devoted his time to music composition, arranging and adjudication, traveling to Canada and across the U.S. as a judge for numerous band events.

Course Details

Band Arranging
 
Instructor: Ken Snoeck
 
MECA Students:
3 Graduate Credits
Course Code 7530

Special Promotions!

Register between Nov. 18 and Dec. 23 for $995!

Register between Dec. 24 and Jan. 15 for $1,025!

Full tuition of $1,050 resumes January 16, 2020

 
MMEd Students:
2 Graduate Credits
Course Code 522
Tuition: $1,110

Promotional pricing is not available for the MMEd 2-credit option.

Tuition is due in full with registration regardless of promotional rate or credit option.
 
Online Chat Sessions
Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 5:00–6:00 p.m. CST beginning February 5, 2020.
 
Prerequisites
TBD
 
Required Text(s)
None
 
Software/Hardware Requirements
Access to a Mac, PC or Chromebook, connected to the Internet.
 
Basic computer skills are required such as setting up accounts, creating usernames & passwords, uploading & downloading files, basic typing skills, and familiarity using the Internet.
 

 

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.
 
Spring 2020 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, February 3. 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 February 3, you'll have access to your classroom and course material.
 
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Online grades will be reported by mid-May. 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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