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Greater Chicago American Orff-Schulwerk Association (GCAOSA) 2019-20 Workshop Series


All online MECA courses begin on
September 23 and conclude on December 15, 2019.
Registration deadline
for all online classes:
Friday, September 20,
12:00 noon CST.

Dates for on-campus courses vary; please check each course's page
for specific dates. Registration
for all on-campus courses closes two weeks prior to the course
start date.
On-Campus Course Hours
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Sundays:   8:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
All single-credit weekend courses
will have pre- and post-course
components. Check each course's
page for specific details.
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Greater Chicago American Orff-Schulwerk Association (GCAOSA) 2019-20 Workshop Series

Earn graduate credit from VanderCook by attending any of the 2019-20 GCAOSA Workshops. Students must attend 12.5 clock hours of clinic sessions and concerts for one graduate credit, or 25 clock hours for two credits.

An electronic portfolio is required in order to receive graduate credit. Portfolios should include summaries and critiques of all sessions/workshops/concerts attended, as well as copies of all handouts, programs and other supporting materials. Portfolios must be received no later than April 24, 2020.

  • September 21: David Frego, Meaningful Movement: Dalroze Eurythmics in the General Music Classroom
  • October 19: Tiffany English, Playing with a Purpose
  • January 11: Chapter Share GCAOSA 50th Anniversary
  • February 22: Joyce Stephansky, Elemental Play
  • March 21: Susan Ramsay, Around the World & Back Again: Singing & Moving with the Schulwerk
  • April 18: Karen Benson, Jazz & Blues in the Orff Schulwerk Classroom

Educators seeking credit must also register for each workshop with GCAOSA. Please visit for additional information. MECA pricing does not include any fees associated with GCAOSA for attending the workshops.

For portfolio guidelines and additional information, please contact Dr. Robert Sinclair at 312.788.1144 or

Course Details

CAKE 2019-20 Workshop Series

Course Code 7399

1 Graduate Credit

$350, due in full with registration

Concordia University
River Forest, IL


VanderCook College of Music

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

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