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Where the most Inspired Musicians
become the most Inspiring Music Teachers

VanderCook College of Music


VanderCook College of Music is an independent, not-for-profit, degree-granting institution, fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; and the National Association of Schools of Music. VanderCook’s teacher certification programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Click to visit the ISBE approved program list

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Let your voice be heard!

VanderCook will be working with the Higher Learning Commission this spring to ensure that our accreditation standards are maintained.

As part of its ongoing effort to make the accreditation process responsive to a broad range of constituents, the Commission has integrated the federally required third-party comment process into its regular accrediting processes since the 1997-1998 academic year. 
If you would like to submit a comment regarding VanderCook for the Higher Learning Commission to review, please do so by filling out the form here
You can also mail your comments to:
Third-Party on VanderCook College of Music
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
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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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