Summer 2022 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
The Broad and Diverse Repertoire of Living Composers
This class is a targeted study of the broad and diverse repertoire of living composers from all backgrounds and walks of life. In addition to programming works from the traditional Western musical canon, it is important for public school music to represent everyone in contemporary society and reflect the truths of all students and their communities.
This class will meet virtually on Mondays and Thursdays from 11am-12:30pm and feature a different composer each week. Mondays, we will study the music of the featured composer. Thursdays, we will meet with the composer. Giovanni Santos and Alex Shapiro are just two of the composers participating in this class. The full roster of composers will be announced soon.
Schedule of Composers
June 9 Introduction Class
June 16 Gio Santos https://giosantosmusic.com
June 23 Gary Kuo https://garykuo.com
June 30 Alex Shapiro https://alexshapiro.org
July 7 Willie Owens https://www.windrep.org/William_Owens
July 14 Kevin Day https://www.kevindaymusic.com
July 21 Cait Nashnamira https://caitnishimura.com
Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.
Soon after you register, 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
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).