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Late Spring 2024 MECA

Continuing Education Courses

Off-Campus

2024 ACDA Regional Conference – Experience and Retrospective

Date

February 7-March 9, 2024

Course Code

7834a

Credits

1 Graduate Credit

Tuition

$175 is due in full with registration.

Overview

Make the most of your experience at the Regional ACDA Conference! VanderCook is offering ACDA members the opportunity to earn one semester hour of graduate credit attending clinic sessions and concerts at this year’s conference. Prior to or on the first day of the conference, those taking this course for credit will create a learning schedule for their time at the conference and discuss in writing what they want to see, learn, and hear while at the conference.  Following the conference, students will upload copies of all handouts, concert programs and other supporting materials to our online learning platform, Schoology. In addition, students will submit written responses summarizing and critiquing all sessions and concerts attended. Participants must attend 12.5 hours of clinics, concerts, and sessions to earn one graduate credit.

Requirements

Chat Session

None

Prerequisites

Attend 2024 ACDA Regional Conference

Required Text(s)

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 www.online.vandercook.edu 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 www.schoology.com

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).

Instructor

robert sinclair

Robert Sinclair

Director of Choral Activities
Dean, Graduate Division

Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Robert L. Sinclair has served VanderCook as Director of Choral Activities since 2001. His educational background includes three years at Luther College, where he sang in the Nordic Choir under the direction of Weston Noble. After transferring to Sam Houston State University, he completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees with B.R. Henson. In December of 2000, Dr. Sinclair completed a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction (music education) at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he worked with Drs. David Rayl and Wendy Sims.

Dr. Sinclair has 10 years of public school teaching experience and has presented sessions to the Music Educators Associations of Illinois, Ohio, Missouri and Texas, the Illinois Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), as well as the Southwestern and Southern Divisions of ACDA. He continues to work as an active choral clinician and adjudicator for junior high and high school students from across the nation and abroad, including honor choirs in Australia, The Bahamas, Canada, and Japan in addition to all-state choirs in Illinois and Wisconsin. Dr. Sinclair is an active member of ACDA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Fraternity, and the National Association for Music Education.

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