Vander Cook Sign 1 1

Where the most Inspired Musicians
become the most Inspiring Music Teachers

  • Music Education:

    A Sound Investment

    For over 100 years, VanderCook College of Music has specialized in turning musicians into the world’s finest music educators. Discover why VanderCook is among the highest recommended music schools in the nation.

    Academic Programs


    Bachelor of
    Music Education


    Teacher Certification
    Entitlement Program


    Master of Music
    & Certification


    Master of
    Music Education


    Continuing Education

    diamond 1
    Top 0
    Nationally Rated "Best Hidden Gem Music Education Schools"
    0 :1
    Student to Teacher Ratio
    0 %
    Students Receive Financial Aid
    university 1
    0 %
    Classes Taught by Faculty


    March 13, 2023

    Semester Break Week – No Classes

    March 27, 2023

    Last Day To Withdraw From Classes

    April 1, 2023

    Registration for Fall Courses Opens

    April 7, 2023

    Spring Break – No Classes

    April 29, 2023

    End of Spring 2023 Classes

    Meet our Staff

    View all staff members
    Screen Shot 2021 01 02 at 2.37.45 PM

    Doug Bistrow

    Applied Bass
    Screen Shot 2021 01 02 at 2.37.39 PM

    Michael Becker

    World Music, Music History
    Screen Shot 2021 01 02 at 2.37.51 PM

    Dr. Bonnie Campbell

    Applied Clarinet
    Screen Shot 2021 01 02 at 2.37.57 PM

    Stacey Larson Dolan
    (MMEd '98)

    Undergraduate Dean,
    Associate Director of Bands

    Screen Shot 2021 01 02 at 2.38.04 PM

    Manju Durairaj (MMEd '03)

    General K-5 Methods

    Congratulations to the
    Class of 2020

    A heartfelt hats-off to the following Bachelors of Music Education:

    Melissa Noelle Anderson
    Amanda Doris Armstrong
    Yaz A. Bellar
    Madison Alexandria Colasanti
    Jeremy Andrew Kochman
    Emily V. Kolody
    Rachel Maria Elena Nesti
    Dylan Robert Palmer
    Zoë Lynnette Perillo
    Jesse Reyes
    Alex Matthew Schultz
    Ciara Rose Smith
    Korben James Wilson

    We are delighted to announce

    2020 Chapter of Excellence

    VanderCook’s NAfME collegiate chapter has been selected as the
    2020 Chapter of Excellence in the music program category.
    The chapter will be recognized on June 25, 2020, during the virtual NAfME Reimagined National Leadership Assembly (details available here). Congratulations to the chapter’s e-board for all of their dedicated work and leadership!

    Matthew Hendricks, President
    Taylor Muñoz, President Elect
    Hope Miner, Secretary
    Khristopher Granados, Treasurer
    Marie Williams, Historian
    David Martinez, Warden
    Christopher Matthews, Undergraduate Representative

    Business Partners

    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.

    © 2023 VanderCook College of Music. All Rights Reserved.
    Scroll to Top