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Where the most Inspired Musicians
become the most Inspiring Music Teachers

VanderCook College of Music


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.

Our students may live in campus housing, utilize campus dining services, visit health services and workout facilities, participate in intramural sports, hang out at the Student Center, and pledge the Greek fraternities and sororities.

VanderCook also welcomes full-time IIT students to participate in classes, lessons, and ensembles at VanderCook during the fall and spring semesters. More information can be found here.

Chicago is our campus!

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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