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Outreach

VanderCook hosts a number of workshops and festivals throughout the year for middle school and high school music students. These events provide students with an opportunity to learn outside the classroom and to make new friends.

Whether you're interested in student enrichment at special events outside of the classroom, or one of the many band, choir and orchestra clinics held at the college, there's something here for you.





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Leadership Academy

July 23, 2020

Formerly known as 7 Steps to a Better Band, this single-day event prepares directors and their student leaders for a successful school year and marching band season.
 
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athena_fb Athena Camp Chicago

2021 details coming soon!

Athena Music & Leadership Camp is a weeklong all-girls experience for middle and high school band and orchestra students. Specialized sessions cover conducting, chamber music, leadership workshops, music theory, empowerment seminars and more!
 
 

 

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October 3, 2020

Advanced middle school musicians spend a day working with a master clinician in a higher education setting. This one-day festival is designed to give your best students an opportunity to perform in an honor-band environment early in the school year.
 
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IMG_4755_RESIZE Day of Guitar

November 17, 2020

Designed for classical, jazz, pop and acoustic guitarists of all levels, from beginners to the technically advanced, Day of Guitar is a great opportunity for students to meet, rehearse and perform with peers from other area schools.
 
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February 23, 2021

Advanced middle school musicians spend a day working with a master clinician in a higher education setting. This one-day festival is designed to give your best students an opportunity to perform in an honor band environment early in the school year.
 
Click here for more details!


 

Outreach_Pic_14 Junior Day of Guitar

2021 details coming soon!

Designed especially for younger and less-experienced players,
Junior Day of Guitar is a day of rehearsals and performance
techniques for students and their instructors
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Click here for more information about this event.
 

 

Vander_(149_of_172)_CROP_REDUCEDHigh School HonorFest

May 1, 2021

This daylong event gives Chicagoland high school students an opportunity to perform quality repertoire with peer students ranked at the highest performance level.
 
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3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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