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Summer 2019 MECA Tuition

3-Credit Course Promotional Pricing Schedule:
 
February 4 – March 1, 2019:  $970 (includes $50 savings)
 
March 2 – March 31, 2019:  $995 (includes $25 savings)
 
April 1 – August 2, 2019:  $1,020 (Full tuition)
 
1-Credit Course Tuition:
$340 (promotional pricing does not apply)
 
Orff Schulwerk Levels Courses
(promotional pricing does not apply)
 
Promotional pricing only applies for tuition paid in full.
 
Summer online courses begin June 10 and conclude on August 2, 2019.
 
 

Questions?

Contact our Director of Continuing Education by email at meca@vandercook.edu or by phone at 312.788.1139.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VanderCook Summer 2019 MECA Courses

Registration Open

ON-CAMPUS COURSES

 

WEEK 1: JUNE 10–15, 2019

Percussion for the Non-Percussionist
Instructors: Jim Yakas & Keith Aleo
 
Band Instrument Repair
Instructors: Gary Everett & Bill Rife
 
Social & Emotional Learning in Music Education
Instructor: Dr. Scott Edgar
 
It’s All in the Planning
Instructors: Keith Ozsvath & Travis Weller
 
Shed Fest: A Colloquium for the General and Performance Classroom
Instructors: Bob Habersat & Paul Levy
 

WEEK 2: JUNE 17–21, 2019

Pop Ensemble: Play, Teach, Understand
Instructor: Rick Palese
 
Efficient & Effective Rehearsal Techniques for the MS & HS Orchestra
Instructors: Frank Lestina & Gabriel Villasurda
 
Winning Strategies for a Positive Band Environment: Leadership, Accountability, Community
Instructors: Dr. Myra Rhoden & Dr. Zandra Bell-McRoy
 
 

WEEK 3: JUNE 24–28, 2019

World Rhythms: Drum, Strum & Sing World Music
Instructor: Kalani Das
 
The Complete Band Director: Success On & Off the Podium
Instructor: Dr. Charles Menghini
 
First Steps in Music
Instructor: John Feierabend
 
The Greatest Generation of Choral Music
Instructor: Stan McGill & Guests
 

WEEK 4: JULY 1–3, 2019

Empowering Students to Make Musical Decisions
Instructor: Chip Staley
 
Purposeful Pathways to Functional Harmony
Instructor: Roger Sam 
 
"WHERE ARE WE??" Teaching Choir Students to Read Music
Instructor: Catherine DeLanoy
 
 

WEEK 5: JULY 8–12, 2019

Teaching in Diverse Communities (Course Page Coming Soon)
Instructor: Tom Bracy
 
Song Writing & Compostition for the Classroom
Instructor: Michael Miles
 

WEEK 6: JULY 15–19, 2019

Conducting Gestures and Teaching Methods That Inspire Young Musicians
Instructor: Brian Balmages, Craig Kirchhoff, Charles "Chip" Staley, William Jastrown & Steve Squires
 
Zero to Jazz: Methods for the Modern Classroom
Instructor: Bob Habersat & Paul Levy
 
The Wonder of Weston Noble
Instructors: Dr. Robert Sinclair
 

WEEK 7: JULY 22–26, 2019

Gospel Music Pedagogies for the Classroom
Instructor: Dr. Jason Thompson
 
Orff Schulwerk Curriculum & Design
Instructors: Jean Hersey & Cynthia Seputis 
 
Japanese Band Philosophies & Methods Class (Course Page Coming Soon)
Instructors: Glen Schneider, Mark Humphreys, James Lambrecht, & Benjamin Das 
 

JULY 22–23, 2019

Chromebook Immersion for the General Music Teacker (grades k-8) (Course Page Coming Soon)
Instructor: Stefani Langol
 

JULY 25–26, 2019

iPad Immersion for the General Music Teacker (grades k-8) (Course Page Coming Soon)
Instructor: Stefani Langol

 

WEEK 8: JULY 29–AUGUST 2, 2019

The Power of the Percussion Ensemble (Course Page Coming Soon)
Instructors: Dr. James Yakas & Clif Walker
 

ORFF SCHULWERK LEVELS COURSES JULY 8 - 19, 2019

Orff Schulwerk Level I
Instructors: Jean Hersey, Cynthia (Recorders), Ben Torres (Movement)
 
Orff Schulwerk Level II
Instructors: Drue Bullington, Cynthia (Recorders), Ben Torres (Movement)
 
Orff Schulwerk Level III
Instructors: Vivian Murray-Caputo, Cynthia (Recorders), Ben Torres (Movement)
 

 

 

ONLINE COURSES

JUNE 10–AUGUST 2, 2019
Noteflight Learn Educator Certification
Instructor: Stefani Langol

(Course Page Coming Soon)

 
Guitar for the Music Educator: Level I
Instructor: Matt Hudson
 
Guitar for the Music Educator: Level II
Instructor: Matt Hudson
 
Upright & Elctric Bass: Level I
Instructor: Doug Bistrow
 
From Rehearsal to the Concert Hall
Instructor: Glen Schneider 
  
Sibelius Music Notation
Instructor: Vincent Leonard
  
TECHing the Elementary Classroom: Integrating Technology Into the 21st Century General Music Classroom
Manju Durairaj
 
Music Educators as Influencers: Policy, Trends & Issues in Education
Instructor: Mark Reid
 
Relational Pedagogy: Community, Culture and Leadership in Your Music Program
Instructor: Mark Reid
 
Build, Maintain & Champion an Enduring High Quality Program:
Instructor: Charles "Chip" Staley 
 
Digital Assessment Tools for the Band, Orchestra & Choral Director
Instructor: Keith Ozsvath
 
Music Student Portfolios Using Google Slides & Reflective Practices
Instructor: Glen Scheinder
 
Jazz Arranging from Combo to Big Band
Instructor: Vince Leonard
  
Business 101 for the Music Director
Instructor: Tom Bracy

(Course Page Coming Soon)

 
Production Through Performance: A New Approach To Music Technology
Instructor: Bob Habersat
(Course Page Coming Soon)
 
Music, the Brain & Learning
Instructor: Elizabeth Allison
 
No Budget Needed: Enhance Your Program’s Administration, Organization & Communication Using Google Instructor: Lisa Hatfield 
 
Scoring for Band
Instructor: Ken Snoeck
 
Women’s Choir Literature from the Venetian Oespedali to Yesterday
Instructor: Lisa Frendenburgh
 
Music Composition for Media
Instructor: Chee-Ping Ho

(Course Page Coming Soon)

 
The Percussion Section Unpacked: World Percussion Instrumentse
Instructor: Zachary Himelhoch
 
Standards-Based Learning, Grading & Reportingin the Music Classroom
Instructor: Greg Scapillato

(Course Page Coming Soon)

 
Beyond Singing: A Blueprint For The Exceptional Choral Program
Instructor: Stan McGill
 
Web Design for Your School Music Program: Connecting to Your Community
Instructor: Stefani Langol

(Course Page Coming Soon)

 

Accreditation

VanderCook College of Music is an independent, not-for-profit, degree-granting institution, fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the National Association of Schools of Music. VanderCook’s teacher certification programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.

 

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

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