Summer 2022 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Scoring for Band
This course explores some of the many scoring situations possible for woodwinds and brass in small ensembles as well as for full band. Effective instrument ranges and colors are covered in depth. There will be weekly scoring assignments, and online chat sessions will be held every Wednesday from 5:00-6:00 p.m. CDT. This course is the perfect precursor to the Band Arranging MECA course.
ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 10
Required software: A full-feature version of Sibelius or Finale (academic editions have full features).
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 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
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).
Ken Snoeck recently retired after a 35-year teaching career, the last 23 of which were at Lake Park High School in Roselle, IL. While at Lake Park, Snoeck’s concert bands toured Moscow in 1997, performing concerts with the band of the Russian Defense Ministry. In 2000, his concert bands toured France, performing a joint concert with the French Navy Band in Toulon. The Lake Park Wind Ensemble was also an Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival contest participant on multiple occasions.
Snoeck received a Bachelor of Science degree in education and Master of Music degrees from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI. In 1973, Snoeck was awarded the College Band Directors National Association’s Best Original Manuscript for the Biennium 1971-1973 composition prize for “Scaramouch”, Symphony No. 3 for Winds and Percussion. He was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame in 2004 and awarded an honorary doctorate from VanderCook in 2008. Since retiring from full time teaching, Snoeck has devoted his time to music composition, arranging and adjudication, traveling to Canada and across the U.S. as a judge for numerous band events.