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Summer 2021 MECA

Continuing Education Courses


Getting Started with Dorico SE Music Notation Software


June 7-July 3, 2021

Course Code

7861A & 7861B


0 - 1 Graduation Credit


$199, due in full with registration Course Code 7861A. $355, due in full with registration Course Code 7861B.


Dorico is the newest addition to the world of music notation software for Mac and Windows computers. This four week course offers an introduction to Dorico’s interface and workflow using the free SE version. Topics covered include installation, document setup, note entry, lyrics, chord symbols, playback, and printing. Owners of Dorico Pro and Dorico Elements are welcome to take the course. No previous experience using Dorico is required.

Credit Options & Tuition
No Credit
$199, due in full with registration
Course Code 7861A

1 Graduate Credit
$355, due in full with registration
Course Code 7861B


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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).


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