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August Off-Campus MECA

Continuing Education Courses


Evolution & Development of Big Bands: 1920-1960


August 3-August 17, 2020

Course Code



1 Graduate Credit


$250 - $500


MECA students can earn one semester hour of graduate credit by attending this online program.

Students will upload copies of all work and supporting materials to our online learning platform, Schoology. In addition, students will submit written responses summarizing and critiquing all sessions and concerts attended. All materials and discussions must be completed by August 17, 2020.

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

All registrations must be completed and received with full tuition payment. VanderCook accepts phone and fax registrations with Visa, Discover or MasterCard payment.

For additional requirements, course structure and other details, please refer to the following Big Band Syllabus.

For additional information, please contact Patrick Benson at 312.788.1139 or [email protected].

$500 per credit hour
Less Jazz at Lincoln Center
50% scholarship: $250
MECA Student Cost: $250,
due in full with registration

Registration Deadline
August 10, 2020

Deadline for Submission
of Required Materials
August 17, 2020



Chat Session


Required Text(s)

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).


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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