As alumni of VanderCook College of Music, you know we not only continue to impact students who will make their mark on music education after graduation, we also provide great opportunities for those who have already walked our hallways. This summer, we are excited to present you with a fun, informative, and very affordable week to help you sharpen your skills and reconnect with VanderCook.

During the week of July 15 – 19, we invite all ALUMNI to come back to VanderCook to attend one of our MECA SYMPOSIUMS. This year, especially for our alumni, we have designed a special week for those of you who teach Band, Chorus, Orchestra, and General Music. Enclosed you’ll find a page listing the highlights.

The regular tuition for this class is $865.00. But as a thank you (and a benefit) for our dues paying alumni, we are going to take $300 off the tuition price. Yes, VanderCook Alumni Association members in good standing will receive a discount of $300 bringing this three graduate credit hour course tuition to just $565.00. (If you have already registered and paid for this class, don’t worry. Just contact us and we will arrange to make sure you get the tuition discount.)

If you need to pay your alumni dues to take advantage of this opportunity, or if you’re not sure and need to check, contact Clarmarie Keenan at or by phone at 312-788-1131.

This will be a great opportunity for you to reconnect with friends and colleagues.

Monday night, July 15 we’ll host a welcome back “Happy Hour” at the college right after class.

Tuesday night, July 16, the Symphonic Band and Jazz Band will perform at the CLARKE HOUSE at 1827 S. Indiana Avenue in Chicago. Now in it’s 7th year, this outdoor concert is one of the best performances during the summer residency.

Wednesday night, July 17 is the 2013 MASTER’S PROJECT POSTER SESSION. After the Poster Session, the Senior Class Fundraising Event closes out the evening. Your attendance at these two evening events will be fun for you and your fellow alums, and will also give you the opportunity to meet our current graduate students.

Thursday night, July 18 will be reserved for you to hit the city. Take in a restaurant, great concert, walk by the lake, go shopping. Hey, it’s Chicago! C’mon back and have a good time.

Complete and mail the Alumni Week Registration Form or call (312) 225-6288 to register. We hope to see you in July! 

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