Note from the President's Desk

Dear Prospective Student:

You are in one of the most important phases of your life, receiving a college education and earning your degree. By committing to become a music teacher, you are choosing to dedicate your life to enriching the lives of future generations through music. Congratulations!

Since 1909, VanderCook has been a leader in the field of music education, and specifically in the practical preparation of the school music teacher. Our institution is solely devoted to preparing men and women for careers as band directors, choir directors, orchestra directors and general music teachers.

VanderCook boasts an excellent faculty of national acclaim, a hands-on practical course of study, and a warm, family atmosphere. We are located on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, minutes from Chicago's famed Loop. Our students have all the benefits of campus life and all the amenities found  only in Chicago - a city with a rich musical and cultural heritage.

Your cannot just read about VanderCook; like music, you have to experience it. After reviewing our catalog, take the next step and contact our Admissions Office at 312.788.1120 to arrange a visit to our campus.  Once you do, you'll understand what makes VanderCook College of Music so unique. It's about people learning to teach music and much, much more!


Dr. Roseanne Rosenthal

VanderCook College of Music - (312) 225-6288