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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.
 
This course focuses primarily on arco playing, and covers fingerings in upper positions, vibrato, intonation, tone, and various bow strokes. By the end of the course, students can expect to be able to play some solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts as one might encounter in an audition.
 
*Questions regarding your skill level, please contact Doug Bistrow: dbistrow@vandercook.edu .
 
Bistrow,_Doug_headshot_2017_BRIDoug Bistrow received his bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he majored in string bass performance and jazz & contemporary media. An active performer giving 150-200 concerts per year, he has performed with Itzhak Perlman, Edgar Meyer, Time For Three, members of the Silk Road Ensemble, Johnny Osborne, Ky-Mani Marley, Corey Chisel, Keith & Tex and many others. Bistrow is a member of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Symphony, and the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra. He teaches double bass at VanderCook, and is on the faculty at the Merit School of Music, where he teaches double bass, jazz studies, music history and music theory. Bistrow has performed and recorded with artists including Jeff Parker of Tortoise, Steve Million, Greg Ward, Bobby Schiff, Katie Todd and the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. He also owns and operates Audio Bistro Recording Studio in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. dbistrow@vandercook.edu
 
 

Beyond Bass Basics

Instructor: Doug Bistrow

3 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $1,020
Course Code: 7698
Online
Chat Sessions:
No chat sessions required.
 
Prerequisite: Upright & Electric Bass: Level I
If you already play double bass but have not attended Level I, please contact dbistrow@vandercook.edu to discuss your ability level.
 
Required text(s):
The Evolving Bassist by Rufus Reid (Alfred Music, ISBN 978-0967601502)
 
New Method for String Bass, Vol. 1 by Franz Simandl (Carl Fischer, ISBN 0825801524)
*Students are responsible for purchasing required materials
 
Software/hardware requirements for Mac & Windows users:
Headphones or speakers will be required (laptop speakers/earbuds will not be sufficient)
 

SUMMER 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.

The summer online term officially begins on Monday, June 11. The week prior to June 11, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from noreply@schoology.com or wfong@vandercook.edu with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, simply visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of June 11, 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 summer schedules can get, so our instructors try to make everything as flexible as possible!

 

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

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