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 highest recommended music schools in the nation.
Summer MECA 2022
Invest in You!
At VanderCook, continuing education is about more than just earning graduate credit. Our graduate-level courses are designed to present practical knowledge and skills that teachers can use in their classrooms immediately.
Congrats Puja Ramaswamy!
Golden Apple Award
The Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching recognize and honor outstanding teachers for their roles in having lasting, positive effects on students’ lives and building stronger communities. Puja is one of 10 award recipients in Illinois.
Concert in the Park hosted by Lakeside Bank
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