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Summer 2023 MECA

Continuing Education Courses


World Music Drumming Workshops


June 13-August 4, 2023

Course Code



3 Graduate Credits


Purchasing credits beyond the workshop registration fee is $380. Please click "Register" for more information.


Earning Graduate Credit

World Music Drumming

Summer Workshops, 2023

Requirements for receiving a satisfactory grade if registered for credit

Full attendance and participation in required minimum hours of instruction. This includes Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm (1 hour lunch); Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm

Completion of projects with necessary guidelines 

Content of your Curriculum Project: 

The purpose of the project is to apply workshop concepts, skills, insights to your teaching needs.


  • Daily summary of content included plus ‘take away’ from each day of workshop. This can be as little as three sentences or a full page for each day.

3 Projects, selected from the following options:

  • Construct sequential lesson plans (minimum of 3) framed within a usable template and reflective of applying knowledge and skills obtained through course participation
  • Create an ensemble, applying the tenets and frameworks learned through participation
  • Devise a multi-media presentation for a diverse audience of stake-holders in order to solicit support and/or advocate for program implementation
  • Research a specific aspect of topics shared. Provide a 5 page paper that includes at least two sources.
  • Create a curriculum map displaying implementation and/or integration of content learned
  • Develop learning materials that fits a specific instructional environment (ie., the use of Smartboard and/or other technology available — save visuals as pdf)
  • Write a full grant proposal to a local, regional, or national organization. Include background of school’s music program, identification of need, budget requested
  • Review resources that supplement those shared during the session, with annotations indicating professional applications
  • Record yourself instructing an ensemble (using software that allows for layering, ie., acapella or imovie, etc.)
  • Create a course proposal, following district guidelines, for a secondary level or collegiate course that aligns with coursework completed this summer

Submitting the Curriculum Project

  • Projects to be emailed to [email protected], graduate advisor for the program. Save your document as a pdf before sending, and title it with your last name and venue location.


Grade Report and Transcript

World Music Drumming is pleased to partner with VanderCook College of Music to offer graduate credits to participants.

Purchasing credits beyond your registration fee is easy and is done exclusively through this site. (No need to contact VanderCook until you’re ready to order a transcript).

Three Graduate Credits are available for purchase for participants taking one of our World Music Drumming Workshops. You will supply the following information upon checkout:  Name, SS#, US Citizen (yes or no), last college attended that resulted in a degree earned, highest degree granted (letters only, ie., BME, MM, etc.).


Course Numbers are as follows:

6063 Brazil Drum, Dance, Song
6073 World Music Drumming: Level 1
6083 World Music Drumming: Level 2
6093 World Music Drumming: Level 3
6103 Drumming up the Fun
6113 Kids, Choir, and Drums
6123 Festival Brazil!


Chat Session

These courses meet in person.


Attend one of the World Drumming workshops.

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 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).


These courses will be taught and assessed by the World Drumming Workshop Instructors.

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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