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522/7867 Band Arranging

522/7867 Band Arranging

Develop skills and techniques for arranging concert band and wind ensemble compositions, and become familiar with the instrumentation, devices, techniques and types of scoring that can be used. Students will prepare one full arrangement as part of this course. Students will be writing each week. All project submissions, grading and returns will be done electronically. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00–6:00 p.m. CST beginning September 20. This course fulfills the requirement for band track candidates who are completing the master of music education degree program at VanderCook.

 

Required software: Students must have a full version of Sibelius or Finale music notation software and basic skills in the use of either.

Instructor: Ken Snoeck

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Kenneth Snoeck has retired from a thirty-five year teaching career, the last twenty-three of which were at Lake Park High School in Roselle, IL.  While at Lake Park, Mr. Snoeck’s concert bands toured to Moscow, Russia in 1997, performing concerts with the band of the Russian Defense Ministry. In 2000, the 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 contest participant on multiple occasions.

Mr. Snoeck received Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Music degrees from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI. In 1973, Mr. Snoeck was awarded the College Band Director’s National Association “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 College of Music in 2008.

Since retiring from full time teaching in 2004, Mr. Snoeck has devoted his time to music composition, arranging and adjudication, traveling to Canada and across the United States as a judge for band events. He lives in suburban Chicago with his wife Pamela.

 

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522 Band Arranging (Online)
2 graduate credits
Tuition: $1,080 due in full with registration.
 
7867 Band Arranging (Online)
3 graduate credits
Tuition: $1,020 due in full with registration.
 

Instructor: Ken Snoeck

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Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 5:00–6:00 p.m. CST beginning September 20.

Required software: Students must have a full version of Sibelius or Finale music notation software and basic skills in using either.


* 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 section is best for you, please contact us directly at meca@vandercook.edu.
Fall 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 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 www.online.vandercook.edu 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).
 
 
 

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