Fall 2022 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Stuck in the Middle… School Choir With You
Stan McGill has developed another outstanding course to infuse today’s choral repertoire with modern classics. Building on the success of The Greatest Generation…of Choral Music, Stuck in the Middle…School Choir With You focuses on composers and pieces for the developing singer in the middle school choir. Best-selling octavos will be showcased, many NOT found in current reading sessions. Each student will view over 100 choral pieces, each outstanding “sure-fire winners” from composers including Joyce Eilers, Roger Emerson, Ruth Artman, Emily Crocker, Laura Farnell, Cristi Carrie Miller, Mary Lynn Lightfoot, Julie Knowles, Victor Johnson and Rollo Dilworth, among many more! More than just a reading session, this course will delve into rehearsal and teaching techniques, how text impacts the music, and other aspects to effectively prepare, rehearse and perform each piece.
Chat Sessions will be held on each Wednesday starting September 21, 2022 to December 7, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:30pm CST. Note: There will be no class on Wednesday, November 23rd.
* This course is offered at two course levels. Students enrolled in the MMEd program at VanderCook are eligible to enroll for the 500 course number. Students not enrolled in the MMEd program who wish to earn graduate credit as a MECA Continuing Education student should register for the 7000 course number. The difference in credits earned and tuition cost is attributed to the difference in tuition rates for the MMEd and MECA Continuing Education programs. If you are unsure which section is best for you, please contact us directly at [email protected]
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.
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
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).