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Spring 2023 MECA

Continuing Education Courses


North American Brass Band Championships: A Retrospective


April 21-April 22, 2023

Course Code



1 Graduate Credit


$175 is due in full with registration. The registration deadline is April 14, 2023. A $15 late registration fee will be added after April 20, 2023.


Mark your calendars for the North American Brass Band Championships taking place in Huntsville, AL, on April 20-22, 2023. The event will feature a variety of brass bands, soloists, ensembles, and professional development sessions.
For more information about NABBA, please visit:

Course work for the North American Brass Band Championships: A Retrospective begins before the event takes place.
1. Students must attend 12.5 hours of classes to earn one graduate credit.
2. Students will receive access to Schoology (VanderCook’s LMS) via email beginning
on April 19, 2023.
3. For your convenience, all details for course assignments will be outlined in Schoology.  Students must submit written responses summarizing and critiquing all class sessions attended. PDFs of all handouts and other supporting materials must also be submitted with assignments.
4. All assignments and uploads must be completed and submitted by May 10, 2023.
5. Educators seeking credit must also incur the cost for attending the NABBA championships. Please visit the NABBA web page for additional information. MECA tuition pricing does not
include any fees associated with North American Brass Band Championships attendance.


Chat Session



Attend 2023 NABBC

Required Text(s)

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

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. 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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