VanderCook College of Music is currently engaged in a capital campaign to Meet the Challenge. Keith Mardak, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Hal Leonard LLC of Milwaukee, WI, has presented VanderCook with the largest donor gift in its history. The $2.5M challenge gift requires the college to raise an equal amount from other donors, with all funds designated to help VanderCook complete renovation of its performance center.

Keith Mardak, CEO and Chairman of the Board, 
Hal Leonard LLC of Milwaukee, WI

The college has never had a greater need than it does now.  In order to provide our students the educational facilities they need and deserve, and to meet the needs of our curriculum, we must expand, upgrade and enhance VanderCook’s current campus. 

To learn more about this project, please contact Dr. Roseanne Rosenthal, president, at 312.788.1152 or

VanderCook College of Music - (312) 225-6288