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Fall 2020 MECA

Continuing Education Courses


Developing Individual Musicianship in the Virtual Classroom


September 21-December 13, 2021

Course Code



3 Graduate Credits


$1,065, due in full with registration


In a time where individual musicianship and development is at the forefront, this course aims to provide teachers with the necessary background, tools and strategies to develop student musicianship in the virtual classroom. Using Intelligent Music Teaching by Robert Duke as a reference text, and popular instrumental method books as the application, a week-by-week approach to discussing, researching, comparing and contrasting ways to engage students will be reviewed in detail. This course will also introduce ways to document and artifact student work using Google Classroom and Google Slides.


Chat Session

Thursdays, 7:30–8:30 p.m. CST



Required Text(s)

Intelligent Music Teaching:
Essays on the Core Principles
of Effective Instruction

by Robert Duke
(Learning & Beahvior Resources)

Software/Hardware Requirements

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 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

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).


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