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Summer 2023 MECA

Continuing Education Courses


Conn-Selmer Institute: A Retrospective


June 11-June 14, 2023

Course Code

6233 (1 graduate credit) or 6233A (2 graduate credits)


1 Graduate Credit or 2 Graduate Credits


$180 is due in full with registration for the one credit option (6233). $360 is due in full with registration for the two credit option (6233A).


Conn Selmer Institute Dates:
June 11-14, 2023

Attend the Conn-Selmer Institute and earn graduate credit through VanderCook College of Music. Registrations for credit will be accepted, along with full tuition payment, through the month of June.

Course Requirements:

Course work for the Retrospective begins before the Conn-Selmer Institute takes place.

1. Students must attend 12.5 hours of concerts, clinics, and/or lectures for each semester hour of credit taken.

2. Upon registration, students will receive access to Schoology (VanderCook’s LMS) via email. All details for the course will be outlined in Schoology for your convenience.  Students will submit written responses summarizing and critiquing all sessions and concerts attended. PDFs of all handouts, concert programs and other supporting materials must also be submitted with assignments.

3. All discussions and uploads must be completed and submitted by July 12, 2023.

Educators seeking credit must also register with Conn-Selmer for the conference. Please visit Conn-Selmer’s website page for additional information. MECA pricing does not include any fees associated with Conn-Selmer or conference attendance.

For additional information, please contact us at [email protected].


Chat Session



Attend CSI 2023 (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.

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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