A Sound Investment
For over 100 years, VanderCook College of Music has specialized in turning musicians into the world’s finest music educators. Discover why VanderCook is among the most highly recommended music schools in the nation.
Visit & Audition Days
Registration open for Spring campus Visit & Audition Days. Make plans now to visit our campus and experience all that VanderCook College of Music has to offer!
2023-24 Online Masterclass Series
Register NOW for a FREE Online Masterclass where you will have the opportunity to work with VanderCook faculty and learn valuable skills and techniques!
Band Director Summer Workshop
July 12 - 15, 2024
Join us in Chicago at VanderCook College of Music for this comprehensive hands-on weekend workshop with guest clinicians Brian Balmages and Scott Rush!
Life on Campus
Our campus is located just minutes from downtown Chicago’s world-renowned music culture. Prospective students can shadow a current VanderCook student to gain insight about student life on campus, learn more about VCM, and get helpful information about applying for admission. Learn more about visiting VanderCook!
Meet our Faculty
Dr. Bonnie Campbell
Stacey Larson Dolan
Associate Director of Bands
Manju Durairaj (MMEd '03)
National Chapter of Excellence!
VanderCook’s NAfME collegiate chapter was selected as the
2020 Chapter of Excellence in the music program category.
The chapter was recognized on June 25, 2020 during the virtual NAfME Reimagined National Leadership Assembly. Congratulations to the chapter’s e-board for all of their dedicated work and leadership!
Matthew Hendricks, President
Taylor Muñoz, President Elect
Hope Miner, Secretary
Khristopher Granados, Treasurer
Marie Williams, Historian
David Martinez, Warden
Christopher Matthews, Undergraduate Representative