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VanderCook College of Music

Band Director Workshop

July 12 - 15, 2024


Led by renowned experts Brian Balmages, Scott Rush, Alex Kaminsky, and Dr. Stacey Dolan, this hands-on workshop will equip participants with valuable resources and effective rehearsal techniques, focusing on enhancing ensemble sonority, refining communication through conducting, and exploring new music.

The VanderCook Summer MMEd Graduate Band will serve as the demonstration ensemble. Evening activities will include concerts and events in Chicago on your own or with the group. Participants will earn two graduate credits or professional development hours.

Check out the amazing sessions being offered: VCM Band Director Workshop Schedule (additional topics being finalized)

$275 to earn 28 PD hours
$750 to earn 2 graduate credits
Note: $15.00 early bird discount through Friday, February 16th!


On-campus housing will be available.  A standard double room includes two twin beds, desks, chairs, built-in closets, shared bathroom, kitchen and spacious lounges throughout the hall. Linen packages are available free of charge. Linen packages include a blanket, pillow, two sheets, pillowcase and towels.  Single-occupancy also available.  Details coming soon!

Chicago is our campus!

Just minutes from downtown Chicago’s world-renowned music culture, VanderCook College of Music is located on the northwest corner of the campus of the highly ranked Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). VanderCook students have full access to the entire IIT campus but still benefit from the small college atmosphere.
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3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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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