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IIT Student Registration

Each semester, VanderCook welcomes between 50 and 100 IIT students into our program. These students participate in classes, play in ensembles, take private lessons, and are a valued part of our student body. IIT students take classes at VanderCook not only for enrichment, but also to fulfill humanities electives or even earn a music minor.

IIT students interested in taking VanderCook classes can register during the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters. While this program is not available during the summer term, IIT students are welcome to participate in our Community Music Program should they wish to continue their musical studies in the summer.


For the 2019-20 academic year, IIT has set the semesterly fee at $500.00. This fee covers private lessons on one instrument and as many other classes or ensembles as the student wants (and is eligible) to take.  IIT students interested in taking private lessons on more than one instrument in a given semester are permitted to do so; however, the $500.00 fee applies for each additional instrument or course.

Courses available to IIT students:

  • Music History & Culture I
  • Music History & Culture II
  • Theory: Musicianship & Theory I-IV
  • World Music
  • Symphonic Band
  • Concert Choir
  • Jazz Band
  • Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Several small or medium ensembles
  • View the enrollment form for more...

Private lessons available on the following instruments:

  • Piano
  • Harp
  • Voice
  • Guitar
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Percussion
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass

The Spring 2020 class schedule can be downloaded here.

For more information on VanderCook registration for IIT students, please contact the Admissions Office ( or 312.788.1120) or Dean Dolan ( or 312.788.1147).

Spring 2020 Registration Process

  1. Review the Spring 2020 Course Schedule
  2. Complete the bottom portion of the Spring 2020 Registration Form
  3. Pay IIT the $500 VanderCook course fee.
  4. Email the receipt from IIT to or drop-off a copy to the Undergraduate Dean's Office, Room 212 in the VanderCook building at 3140 S. Federal St.
  5. The last day to register for Spring 2020 classes is Friday, January 31, 2020.
IIT student Rebecca Wilson vocalising during a lesson with professor Joseph Martorano.

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3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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