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.
The Midwest Clinic
December 20 – 22, 2023
See us in performance and at our booth!
Explore a world of melodies at VanderCook College of Music! Dive into an enchanting musical experience with our upcoming concerts. Click the button to discover the harmonious journey that awaits you. Let the music speak, and join us for unforgettable moments.
Visit & Audition Days
Registration NOW OPEN for Fall and 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 SeriesRegister NOW for our FREE ONLINE Masterclass where you will have the opportunity to work with VanderCook faculty and learn some amazing skills and techniques!
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