Summer 2023 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Alternative String Styles: A Comprehensive Guide to Playing & Teaching
Add rock to your Bach. Put some swing in your strings. Get rhythm in your bows. Hear the news about the blues and mix a little fiddle in the middle. Spend eight weeks with jazz violinist Randy Sabien exploring the exciting possibilities for bowed string instruments. Learn to authentically interpret a variety of contemporary musical styles, improvise, understand chord symbols and voicings, meet the rhythm section (drums, bass, piano/guitar) and most importantly how to share these skills with your students. Rosin the bow – here we go!
*Students enrolled in the MMEd degree program at VanderCook may register for this course at the 500-level through the student portal. Please contact Dean Sinclair at [email protected] if academic advising is needed.
Learning Platform Information - Online Courses Only
Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.
The evening before your class begins, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login.
Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.
More information about Schoology can be found at www.schoology.com
Please see specific software/hardware requirements in the course description.
Online course grades are available within two weeks of the course(s) completion. If you need a transcript, please CLICK HERE to access the online transcript request form. For a faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).