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  • Music Education:

    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.

  • Fall MECA 2022

    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 immediately in their classrooms. Registration for online courses closes on September 12, 2022. A $15 late fee will apply after this date.

  • Online Master Class Series

    Join our amazing faculty for the VanderCook College of Music 2022-23 Master Class Series to be held online via Zoom!  Students and educators will have the opportunity to learn a variety of instrumental and vocal techniques and acquire skills which will assist in their pursuit of excellence as a performer or educator!

  • Congratulations, Rosalind-Denise Rogers

    Congratulations to one of our recent graduates, Rosalind-Denise Rogers, as she was interviewed for Today Strings Magazine to discuss the impact she has on her students and community.

    Degree Programs

    BMEd

    Bachelor of
    Music Education

    BMped

    Bachelor of Music
    in Performance and Pedagogy

    MMEd

    Master of
    Music Education

    MCert

    Master of Music
    and Certification

    TCEP

    Teacher Certification
    Entitlement Program

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    Upcoming Events

    October 1, 2022

    Spring Registration Opens

    October 1, 2022

    One City Jazz and One City Strings rehearse

    Life on Campus

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    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.
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    Meet our Faculty

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    Doug Bistrow

    Applied Bass
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    Michael Becker

    World Music, Music History
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    Dr. Bonnie Campbell

    Applied Clarinet
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    Stacey Larson Dolan
    (MMEd '98)

    Undergraduate Dean,
    Associate Director of Bands

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    Manju Durairaj (MMEd '03)

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    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

    Business Partners

    The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations by developing uniquely skilled music teachers who exhibit strong character, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.

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