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Fall MECA Online Courses
All Fall MECA online courses
are generally held from
Sept. 21 through Dec. 13, 2020,
unless specified.


Registration for
all online courses
closes at 11:59 p.m. CST
on Sept. 13, 2020 


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For other MECA-related questions,
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or 312.788.1139



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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

Fall 2020 MECA
Continuing Education Courses

Registration Open Now!


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

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

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

New! The End of Average Book Study 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

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, 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

Playful Pedagogy II: Growing into Your Creative Process with Drue Bullington & Matthew Stensrud

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

Sibelius Music Notation with Vince Leonard

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

Summer 2020 MECA
Continuing Education Courses


21st Century Orff Schulwerk: A Model for Collaborative Learning & Culturally Responsive Teaching with Manju Durairaj

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

 
Band Instrument Repair with Gary Everett & Bill Rife

Basics of Mixing Music with Jack Klotz Jr.

Beginning Jazz Improvisation with Michael Fein

Best Practices of Effective Conductors with Craig Kirchhoff, Reena Esmail, Stephen Squires, Alex Shapiro, William Jastrow & Charles "Chip" Staley

Beyond Bass Basics with Doug Bistrow

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

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

Classroom Content as Concert Stage Repertoire: Best Practices for the Intermediate Orchestra with Dr. Laurie Scott

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

Conductor/Teacher/Leader: Successfully Navigating Instruction for the Middle School Band with Stacey Larson Dolan

Conversational Solfège with John Feierabend

Creating a Responsive General Music Classroom with Manju Durairaj

Creating Video Using iMovie for the iPad with Vincent Leonard

Developing Choirs: Laying the Foundation with Cathy DeLanoy

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

Drive Book Study & Classroom Application with Chris Gleason

Ensemble Drumming: Drum Set Techniques & Methods with Darren Scorza

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

Finale Music Notation with Vincent Leonard

From Rehearsal to the Concert Hall with Glen Schneider

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

Intermediate Jazz Bass & Improvisation (Upright & Electric) with Doug Bistrow

Innovative Rehearsal Techniques to Boost Artistry, Engagement & Retention with Glen Schneider, Alex Kaminsky & Dr. Carolyn Barber

Introduction to Orff Schulwerk with Dr. Jean Hersey

Introduction to the Kodály Method with Thom Borden

It's All in the Planning with Keith Ozsvath

Mindfulness for the Music Educator with Dr. Matthew Arau

Music Administration 101 with Rick Coulter

Music Composition for Media with Chee-Ping Ho

Music Educators as Influencers: Policies, Trends & Issues in the 21st Century Music Classroom with Mark Reid

Music Education & Social Emotional Learning (SEL): The Heart of Teaching Music
with Dr. Scott N. Edgar

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

Online Tools for Student Self-Assessment with Mark Reid

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

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

Percussion for the Non-Percussionist with Dr. James Yakas


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

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

Playful Pedagogy II: Growing into Your Creative Process with Drue Bullington & Matthew Stensrud

Scoring for Band with Ken Snoeck

Sound Decisions About Quality High School Band Repertoire with Dr. Jay Gilbert

Standards-Based Learning, Grading & Reporting in the Music Classroom with Greg Scapillato

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

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

Technology for the General Music Educator & More! with Manju Durairaj & Dr. Robert Amchin

Upright & Electric Bass: Level I with Doug Bistrow

Web Design for Your School Music Program: Connecting to Your Community with Stefani Langol

Winning Strategies for a Positive Band Environment: Leadership, Accountability & Community with Dr. Myra Rhoden & Dr. Zandra Bell-McRoy

World Folk Song & Dance with Lillie Feierabend




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VanderCook College of Music is an independent, not-for-profit,
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
(312) 225-6288

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