Summer 2020 Registration is OPEN!

COVID-19 Response for Summer Session

VanderCook residency courses will be delivered through online and distance learning platforms for the summer 2020 residency. Applications are due June 1.

Please see Important Dates and Residency Class Schedule for additional information. An Immersion Week of intensive on-campus learning is scheduled for the end of the summer session. More information is available in the
Immersion Week Schedule.
Please contact Graduate Dean Dr. Robert L. Sinclair with
any questions or concerns:


Students considering enrolling in VanderCook College of Music should contact the Admissions Office. Our admissions personnel are trained to assist you in completing your application, and to answer your questions about the college. Applicants for the MMEd program should follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the Graduate Application:
     - Download a printable version here.

  2. Submit all official transcripts* indicating graduation from an accredited college or university, as well as any previously completed graduate level coursework. Applicants who wish to receive credit for graduate courses completed elsewhere should include a written request with their application. It is strongly recommended that course descriptions accompany these requests. 

  3. Applicants are notified of admissions decisions after admissions files are complete. (In general, this decision is made within two weeks of receipt of all materials, although delays may occur during semester breaks.)

  4. VanderCook has a rolling deadline for the graduate program; however, students accepted into the college should submit a tuition deposit of $100 by April 1 as an indication of their intent to enroll at VanderCook. This deposit is non-refundable.

* Applicants whose undergraduate cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0 must take the GRE and have the scores submitted to the Admissions Office before an admissions decision can be made.

Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at or 312.788.1120.

VanderCook College of Music - (312) 225-6288