Theory Review

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Fall 2018 Information

Registration Open Now!
Registration for all fall online courses closes on September 7, 2018 at
12:00 p.m. CDT.
Fall online courses begin September 17, 2018 and conclude on December 9, 2018.
Tuition Promotion Schedule:
August 3 – August 28, 2018: $995 (includes $25 savings)
August 29 – December 9, 2018: $1,020 (full tuition)
Promotional pricing applies only for tuition paid in full and excludes single credit courses and Band Instrument Repair.
The cost per-credit for the 2018-2019 acedemic year is $340.
*Band Instrument Repair is excluded from this cost schedule

A refresher course of basic and chromatic theory. Master's degree candidates who need to brush up on their knowledge of theory before registering for a course in arranging should consider this elective.


Instructor: Mary Ann Krupa

Krupa_headshotMary Ann Krupa has been a collaborative artist, music director and teacher for over 40 years. She has worked with professional theatre companies in Chicago; at the Goodman School of Drama as a staff pianist; at various colleges, community theatres and high schools; and as music director and arranger for the CAST (Communication, Art, Speech and Theatre) Program at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park. She has also accompanied workshops for the Educational Theatre Association’s International Thespian Festival, and arranged and wrote original music for children’s theatre and revues for the Open Door Repertory Theater of Oak Park. Krupa was on the faculty of the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, as well as at VanderCook College of Music, where she taught, piano, theory, and created the Musical Theatre Workshop course. Currently based in California, she continues to work with children’s theatre of local companies, and teaches the online Theory Review course for VanderCook.


Theory Review

Instructor: Mary Ann Krupa
Grdaute Tuition: $1,080, due in full with registration    
Graduate Course Code: 520
2 Graduate Credits
MECA Full Tuition: $1,020, due in full with registration
MECA Course Code: 7928
3 Graduate Credits
Chat Sessions:
Theory Review online chat sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. Central Time.
Required material(s):
Music Theory (HarperCollins College Outline) by George Thaddeus Jones (HarperCollins, ISBN 9780064671682).
Software/hardware requirements for Mac & Windows users:
Internet access is required.
Enrollment Limited To 15
* Theory Review is offered two course levels. Students enrolled in the MMEd program at VanderCook are eligible to enroll at the 500 level. Students not enrolled in the MMEd program who wish to earn graduate credit as a MECA Continuing Education student should register at the 7000 level. The difference in credits earned and tuition cost is attributed to the difference in tuition rates for the MMEd and MECA Continuing Education programs. If you are unsure which section is best for you, please contact us directly at

MECA Online Course Details
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Spring 2020 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, February 3. Soon after you register, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, simply visit to login. On the morning of February 3, you'll have access to your classroom and course material.

Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.

You’ll have the opportunity to work at your own pace each week while completing assignments and posting responses to discussion questions. You’ll constantly be interacting with your instructor and classmates online, and working through new material each week. We know how crazy school schedules can get, so our instructors try to make everything as flexible as possible!

Online grades will be reported by mid-May. If you are in need of a transcript please visit the online transcript request page. If you are in need a quick turn around time for your transcript please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).


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