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Summer 2018 Information

Registration for all Summer courses begins March 5, 2018.
Registration for all Summer online courses closes on June 1, 2018 at
12:00 p.m. CDT.
Summer online courses begin June 11 and conclude on August 3, 2018.
3-Credit Tuition Promotion Schedule:
March 5 – April 1, 2018:  $970 (includes $50 savings)
April 2 – April 29, 2018:  $995 (includes $25 savings)
April 30 – August 3, 2018:  $1,020 (full tuition)
1-Credit Tuition:
$340 (promotional pricing does not apply)
Orff Schulwerk Levels Courses
(promotional pricing does not apply)
Promotional pricing applies only for tuition paid in full.
 

Get yourself some new skin this fall by learning the basics for all standard percussion instruments, including snares, bass drums, concert toms, timpani and more. Tricks of the trade for changing heads, replacing keyboard strings and repairing timpani pedals are thoroughly covered, as well as proper assembly, cartage and storage of instruments. Bringing as many instruments for repair as possible is highly recommended. New drumheads to be made available by REMO at a discounted price.

 

Instructors: Jim Yakas & guests

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Director of Percussion Studies James Yakas joined VanderCook in 2015, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in percussion performance from the University of North Texas, where he also earned his bachelor’s degree in music education. After earning his master’s degree in percussion performance and pedagogy from Northern Illinois University, he spent 12 summers in the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, eventually becoming their percussion coordinator and arranger in 2003. Yakas has performed at festivals in Trinidad/Tobago and Seoul, South Korea. He studied Afro-Cuban drumming with Orlando Cotto, and accompanied ethnomusicologist Dr. Steven Friedson for tribal drumming studies in Ghana. Yakas endorses Yamaha Percussion, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Remo Drumheads and World Percussion Instruments, and Sabian Cymbals. Currently he is vice president of the Illinois PAS chapter. 

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Course Information

Instructors: James Yakas & Guests
1 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $340. tuition due in full at registration    
Course Code: 6038
Dates: June 23-24, 2018
 
Location: VanderCook College of Music
3140 S. Federal St. Chicago IL 60616
Room: TBD
 
Prerequisites: None
 
Required text(s): VanderCook will provide all text(s).
 
WEEKEND MECA COURSE INFORMATION
Saturday classes are generally held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch break are scheduled.
 
Sunday classes are generally held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with one 15-minute break scheduled. Individual schedules and break times may vary per individual instructor.
 
Parking
You may park in Visitor Lot B5 on the Main IIT Campus. 
Click here for a parking map of the Main IIT Campus
 
 

VanderCook College of Music

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

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