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Fall MECA Online Courses
All Fall MECA online courses
are generally held from
Sept. 20 through Dec. 12, 2021,
unless specified.


Registration closes at 11:59 p.m.  
on September 17, 2021


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Fall 2021 MECA
Continuing Education Courses

Registration Open Now!

New Courses, Multi-Credit Options, Webinars & Streamed Performances

 

All courses ONLINE unless stated otherwise.

 

Introduction to Graduate Study with Dr. Roseanne Rosenthal


Air on a G Suite: Google Tools for Music Education with John Mlynczak

Bass: Classical Orchestral & Solo Playing with Doug Bistrow

Bass: Jazz Bass for the Non-Bassist (Upright & Electric) with Doug Bistrow

Bass: Upright & Electric Bass for the Non-Bassist with Doug Bistrow

NEW!  Captivate to Educate: Creating FUN Wherever You Can! with Lisa Hatfield

A Complete Guide to Band Warmups with Glen Schneider

A Complete Guide to Playing & Teaching the Ukulele with Kalani Das

NEW!  Culturally Responsive Teaching for General Music Teachers with Manju Durairaj

NEW!  Demystify the Slide: Playing & Teaching the Trombone with Keith Ozsvath

Drumset for the Music Educator with Darren Scorza

Exploring & Creating Resources for Online Teaching & Learning with Stefani Langol

Getting Started with Dorico SE Music Notation Software with Vince Leonard & Dr. Tom Rudolph

Guitar for the Music Educator: Level I with Matt Hudson

Introduction to Jazz Piano with Steve Million

Introduction to Singing Contemporary Commercial Music: Application & Strategies with Michele Thomas

Making Key Changes: Refresh Your Teaching with Lori Schwartz Reichl

Noteflight Learn Educator Certification with Stefani Langol

Percussion for the Non-Percussionist: Mallets, Timpani & Accessories with Dr. Jim Yakas

Poverty, Barriers, Music & Success: Understanding & Helping Low-Income Music Students Succeed
with Don Stinson

NEW!  Rebuild, Recruit, Cultivate & Motivate: Gearing Up for a New Year & Getting Students Back in the Game with Keith Ozsvath & guests

Rehearsal Innovation: Techniques & Strategies to Ignite the Ensemble Classroom with Glen Schneider

Teaching African American Music History: Creating an Equitable & Responsible Curriculum
with Marc Evan Diaz

Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs with Dr. Alice Hammel

Teaching Songwriting, Production & Creativity with Marc Evan Diaz

Theory, History & Composition for ALL Students: Creating Accessible, Diverse & Relevant Lessons
with John Mlynczak

Using Soundtrap in the Music Classroom with Stefani Langol



Summer 2021 MECA
Continuing Education Courses

"Recharge, Reset, Rebuild"

Registration Open March 15–May 28, 2021 

New Courses, Multi-Credit Options, Webinars & Streamed Performances

 

All courses ONLINE unless stated otherwise.

 

LATE SUMMER 2021 COURSES

 

August 3 -26, 2021

NEW!  Rebuild, Recruit, Cultivate, and Motivate: Gearing Up for a New Year & Getting Students
Back in the Game!
 with Keith Ozsvath, Jonathan Glawe, Lisa Hatfield, Tiffany Hitz, Jerell Horton,
Bobby Lambert, Mickey Smith Jr. & Darcy Williams

 

August 7, 2021 

NEW!  Surviving to Thriving: Intentionally Integrating Mindfulness & SEL with Music Education 
with Dr. Scott Edgar & Dr. Matthew Arau

 

SUMMER 2021 COURSES

 

Air on a G Suite: Google Tools for Music Education with John Mlynczak

Audio Recording & Editing Techniques for the Music Educator with Matt Ingelson

NEW!  Band Administration for a Comprehensive Program with Dr. Myra Rhoden

Band Instrument Repair with Gary Everett & Bill Rife [July 26-30, ON CAMPUS]

Bass: Classical Orchestral & Solo Playing with Doug Bistrow

Bass: Jazz Bass for the Non-Bassist (Upright & Electric) with Doug Bistrow

Bass: Upright & Electric Bass for the Non-Bassist with Doug Bistrow

Beginning Jazz Improvisation with Michael Fein

Best Practices of Effective Conductors with Charles "Chip" Staley

Beyond Singing: A Blueprint for an Exceptional Choral Program with Stan McGill

NEW!  Beyond the Music: Creating a Culture of Excellence in Your High School Orchestra Program
with Jonathan Glawe

Build, Maintain & Champion an Enduring Music Program with Charles "Chip" Staley

NEW!  A Complete Guide to Band Warmups with Glen Schneider

A Complete Guide to Playing & Teaching the Ukulele with Kalani Das

Conversational Solfège Level 1 & 2 Virtual Certification Course with Dr. John Feierabend

NEW!  Developing Players Into Musicians with Glen Schneider

Digital Assessment Tools for the Band, Orchestra & Choir Director with Keith Ozsvath

Drive Book Study & Classroom Application with Chris Gleason

Drumset for the Music Educator with Darren Scorza

Exploring & Creating Resources for Online Teaching & Learning with Stefani Langol

First Steps in Music Virtual Certification Course with Dr. John Feierabend

NEW!  Getting Started with Dorico SE Music Notation Software with Vince Leonard & Dr. Tom Rudolph  SUMMER 2021 SESSION CANCELED

Guitar for the Music Educator: Level I with Matt Hudson

Guitar for the Music Educator: Level II with Matt Hudson

NEW!  Hip Hop in Elementary Music with Franklin Willis

NEW!  Holding Space: The Gestalt of Orff Schulwerk with Roger Sams

Introduction to Jazz Piano with Steve Million

Introduction to Orff Schulwerk with Dr. Jean Hersey

NEW!  Introduction to Singing Contemporary Commercial Music: Application & Strategies
with Michele Thomas

Introduction to the Kodály Method with Thomas Borden

NEW!  Kinesthesia & Singing: Exploring Body Awareness with Angela Presutti Korbitz

NEW!  Logic for the Music Educator: Concert Hall & Classroom Applications with Darren Scorza

NEW!  Making Key Changes: Refresh Your Music Program with Lori Schwartz Reichl

Mindfulness for the Music Educator with Dr. Matthew Arau

Music and Students with Special Needs with Dr. Alice Hammell

NEW!  Music for the World: Developing a World Music Program with Marc Evan Diaz

Music, the Brain & Learning with Dr. Elizabeth Allison

Noteflight & Soundtrap: A Dynamic Music Creation Duo with Stefani Langol

Noteflight Learn Educator Certification with Stefani Langol

An Orff Celebration: Models of Process Teaching with Manju Durairaj

NEW!  Orff Schulwerk Reset: Singing, Saying, Moving & Playing to Release, Restore, ReEvaluate & ReEmerge with Roger Sams

NEW!  Paul Rolland String Pedagogy with Joanne May

Percussion for the Non-Percussionist: Snare Drum with Dr. James Yakas

Percussion for the Non-Percussionist: World Percussion with Zach Himelhoch

Playful Pegagogy I: Beginning with Process Teaching with Drue Bullington & Matthew Stensrud

NEW!  Poverty, Barriers, Music & Success: Understanding & Helping Low-Income Music Students Succeed with Don Stinson

NEW!  The "Real Deal" with DTL & Band with Dr. Zandra Bell-McRoy  SUMMER 2021 SESSION CANCELED

Scoring for Band with Kenneth Snoeck

Seesaw & Technology for Music Teachers (Beginner Level) with Manju Durairaj

Seesaw & Technology for Music Teachers (Intermediate & Advanced Level) with Manju Durairaj

Sibelius Music Notation with Vince Leonard

Sound Decisions About Quality Concert Band Repertoire with Dr. Jay Gilbert  SUMMER 2021 SESSION CANCELED

NEW!  A STEAM-Powered Music Room: Empowering Students Through Makerspaces with Abigail Blair & Kathryn Finch

Strings for the Non-String Player with Dr. Laurie Scott

Teaching African American Music History: Creating an Equitable & Responsible Curriculum
with Marc Evan Diaz

Teaching Songwriting, Production & Creativity with Marc Evan Diaz

Technology Integration for the Modern Music Educator with Keith Ozsvath

Theory, History & Composition for ALL Students: Creating Accessible, Diverse & Relevant Lessons 
with John Mlynczak

Using Soundtrap in the Music Classroom with Stefani Langol

World Folk Song & Dance with Lillie Feierabend

NEW!  The Young Jazz Band: An Approach to Articulation & Repertoire with Roosevelt Griffin





Summer 2021
Off-Campus Courses

Conn-Selmer Institute

 

Summer 2021 MECA
Orff Schulwerk Courses

Registration Open March 15–May 28, 2021 

Summer 2021 Orff courses will be held ON CAMPUS at VanderCook


July 12–23

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Level I with Dr. Jean Hersey, Cynthia Seputis & Ben Torres

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Level II with Drue Bullington, Cynthia Seputis & Ben Torres

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Level III with David Thaxton, Cynthia Seputis & Ben Torres


July 26–30

Orff Schulwerk Curriculum & Design with Dr. Jean Hersey & Cynthia Seputis

Orff Schulwerk Master Class with Dr. Rob Amchin


Spring 2021 MECA
Continuing Education Courses

Registration Closes January 31, 2021


ACDA National Conference: A Retrospective with Dr. Robert Sinclair
 
Advanced Woodwind Methods with Ruth Rhodes

Air on a G Suite: Google Tools for Music Education with John Mlynczak

Band Arranging with Ken Snoeck

Bass: Classical Orchestral & Solo Playing with Doug Bistrow

Bass for the Non-Bassist: Jazz Upright & Electric with Doug Bistrow

Bass for the Non-Bassist: Upright & Electric with Doug Bistrow

Choral Arranging with Thom Jesse

A Complete Guide to Playing & Teaching the Ukulele with Kalani Das


Drumset for the Music Educator with Darren Scorza

Experiencing Jazz with Richard Lawn

Exploring & Creating Resources for Online Teaching & Learning with Stefani Langol

Finale Music Notation with Vincent Leonard


NEW! Graduate Symposium in Leadership & Artistic Thinking with Glen Schneider

Guitar for the Music Educator: Level I with Matt Hudson

Introduction to Graduate Study with Dr. Roseanne Rosenthal

Introduction to Jazz Piano with Steve Million

Mindfulness for the Music Educator with Dr. Matthew Arau

Music Administration 101 with Rick Coulter

Music Production Using Pro Tools with Michael Fein

Noteflight Learn Educator Certification with Stefani Langol


NEW! An Orff Celebration: Models of Process Teaching with Manju Durairaj

NEW! Pandemic Percussion with Zachary Himelhoch

Percussion for the Non-Percussionist: Mallets, Timpani & Accessories with Dr. Jim Yakas


NEW! Seesaw & Technology for Music Teachers - Beginner with Manju Durairaj

 
NEW! Seesaw & Technology for Music Teachers - Intermediate & Advanced with Manju Durairaj

NEW! Seminar: Developing Online Music Education with Glen Schneider

Social & Emotional Learning in Music Education with Scott Edgar

String Arranging with Vince Leonard

Teaching African American Music History: Creating an Equitable & Responsible Curriculum with Marc Evan Diaz

Teaching & Learning Online with MusicFirst with Stefani Langol

Teaching Songwriting, Improvisation & Creativity in the Classroom with Marc Evan Diaz

 
NEW! Theory, History & Composition for ALL Students: Creating Accessible, Diverse & Relevant Lessons
with John Mlynczak

Using Soundtrap in the Music Classroom with Stefani Langol

The Vocal Mechanism with Angela Presutti Korbitz

 
NEW! What Do I Do Now? Essential Tools & Resources for Online Teaching with Keith Ozsvath
 

Late Fall 2020 MECA
Continuing Education Courses

Registration Open through November 15!


Distance Learning with Google Classroom for Music Educators with John Mlynczak

Seesaw & Connected Apps for the Music Teacher with Manju Durairaj

Fall 2020 MECA
Continuing Education Courses

Registration Open through Sept. 18!


Air on a G Suite: Google Tools for Music Education with John Mlynczak

New! Audio Recording & Editing Techniques for the Music Educator with Matt Ingelson

New! Bass for the Non-Bassist: Jazz, Upright & Electric with Doug Bistrow


Beginning Jazz Improvisation with Michael Fein

Beyond Bass Basics with Doug Bistrow

Beyond Singing: A Blueprint for an Exceptional Choral Program with Stan McGill

A Complete Guide to Playing & Teaching the Ukulele with Kalani Das, MT-BC

New! Developing Individual Musicianship in the Virtual Classroom with Glen Schneider


Digital Assessment Tools for the Band, Orchestra & Choir Director with Keith Ozsvath

New! The End of Average: Book Study & Application with Chris Gleason

Ensemble Drumming: Drum Set Techniques & Methods with Darren Scorza


Exploring & Creating Resources for Online Teaching & Learning with Stefani Langol

Guitar for the Music Educator: Level I with Matt Hudson

Habits of a Successful & Significant Band Director with Scott Rush


High Needs, Monumental Successes: Understanding, Teaching & Advocating for Students from Low-
Income & High-Need Areas
with Don Stinson

New! Introduction to Jazz Piano with Steve Million

Introduction to Orff Schulwerk with Dr. Jean Hersey

Introduction to the Kodály Method with Thom Borden

New! Jazz Composition: Theory & Practice with Vince Leonard

New! Kinesthesia & Singing: Exploring Body Awareness with Angela Presutti Korbitz

Making Connections & Transforming Traditional Methods with Elizabeth Allison


Mindfulness for the Music Educator with Dr. Matthew Arau

Music Student Portfolios Using Google Slides & Reflective Practices with Glen Schneider


Music, the Brain & Learning with Elizabeth Allison

Noteflight Learn Educator Certification with Stefani Langol

New! Percussion for the Non-Percussionist: Hand Drumming 101 with Zachary Himelhoch

Percussion for the Non-Percussionist: Snare Drum
with Dr. James Yakas

Playful Pedagogy I: Beginning with Process Teaching with Drue Bullington & Matthew Stensrud

 
New! Redesigning & Adapting Curriculum for New Realities with Manju Durairaj & Roger Sams

Sibelius Music Notation with Vince Leonard

 
New! Teaching African American Music History: Creating an Equitable & Responsible Curriculum with Marc Evan Diaz

Teaching & Learning Online with MusicFirst with Stefani Langol

Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs with Dr. Alice M. Hammel


Teaching Songwriting, Improvisation & Creativity in the Classroom with Marc Evan Diaz

Theory Review
with Mary Ann Krupa

Upright & Electric Bass: Level I with Doug Bistrow

New! Using Soundtrap in the Music Classroom with Stefani Langol

August Online MECA

August 10–September 6, 2020

Registration Open Now!

 
New! Remote, Hybrid or In-Person Teaching for the General Music Teacher & More with Manju Durairaj & Dr. Robert Amchin

New! Seesaw & Connected Apps for the Music Teacher with Manju Durairaj

Paving the Way: Tools & Strategies for Remote Learning with Abigail Blair & Kathryn Finch

Taking the Classroom to Google: Organize Your Music Program for Remote Learning with Lisa Hatfield
 

August Off-Campus MECA

Registration Open Now!


Jazz at Lincoln Center's Evolution & Development of Big Bands: 1920-1960
August 3–17, 2020





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degree-granting institution, fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and
the National Association of Schools of Music. VanderCook’s teacher certification programs
are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.
 

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Chicago, IL 60616-3731
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