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VanderCook College of Music

IIT Student Registration

IIT Student Registration Information

Every year, IIT students enroll for music courses at VanderCook. These students participate in classes, play in ensembles, and take private lessons, becoming a valued part of our student body. Courses at VanderCook can be used to fulfill humanities electives or even earn a music minor.
VanderCook courses are open to IIT students during the fall and spring semesters only. IIT students can register for fall and spring courses during the first two weeks of each semester.

2022-2023 Information

The fee for IIT students has been set at $500.00 for each semester, payable to IIT. This fee covers private lessons on one instrument and as many other classes or ensembles as the student wants (and is eligible) to take. IIT students can take private lessons on more than one instrument in a given semester, however, the $500.00 fee applies for each additional instrument.

Courses Open to IIT Students:

  • Symphonic Band
  • Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Concert Choir
  • Jazz Band
  • Music History & Culture I (fall)
  • Music History & Culture II (spring)
  • Theory (Musicianship & Theory – 4 levels)
  • World Music (fall)
  • Plus various medium and small ensembles

Private Lessons are available on the following instruments:

Piano, Harp, Voice, Guitar, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, French horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass

Spring 2023 Registration

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Student Resources

2022-2023 College Catalog


Every Gift Matters…

Gifts to VanderCook come in many forms and sizes and each one truly makes a difference. You may wonder how a small contribution can matter to the college – how it can “make a dent.” Combined with other donor gifts, even a relatively minor contribution can make a major impact.

Thank you for your generosity and support!

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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