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Summer 2024 MECA

Continuing Education Courses


Conn-Selmer Institute: A Retrospective


June 9-June 11, 2024

Course Code

6464B (1 graduate credit) or 6454B (2 graduate credits)


1 Graduate Credit or 2 Graduate Credits


$180 is due in full with registration for the one credit option (6464B). $360 is due in full with registration for the two credit option (6454B).


Conn Selmer Institute Dates:
June 9-11, 2024

Course Description: 

 VanderCook College of Music offers participants of ConnSelmer Institute 2024 an opportunity to earn 1 or 2 Graduate Credit(s) by attending clinic sessions and concerts followed by the submission of observation summary outlines and reflection essays.

* Participants will be required to compile 6/12 session reports.

– Two/four session reports are required to be concert performances.

– Two/four session reports are required to be clinic sessions.

– Two/four session reports can be of the participant’s choosing (one/two of the ‘participant choice’ session reports can include 1/2 hour of active engagement in the Conference exhibit hall).

* Each session report will include the following

– Participants are to upload scans of handouts, concert programs, or share session links to Schoology (VanderCook’s Online learning platform) for each session.

– Participants are to develop written summary outlines of each session.

– Participants are to write personal reflection essay reports (2-3 pages) of each session.


Chat Session



Attend CSI 2024 (Online or In-Person)

Required Text(s)

None. Please keep copies of any handouts or PDF’s that are provoided.

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 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

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).


This course is a retrospective. All materials will be reviewed by the MECA office.

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