ACDA National Conference: A Retrospective

All online Spring MECA
courses begin on February 8
and conclude on May 9, 2021,
except as noted.

Registration for
all online courses
closes at 12:00 noon CST
on January 31, 2021.

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PLEASE NOTE: All on-campus courses will have a required online component. Each course will require students to engage in one pre-course discussion, at least one post-course discussion, and a capstone project due two weeks after the course. Online credentials will be available three weeks prior to the start of each course.

Visit our MECA FAQs page.

Drop, withdraw or change using
 Add/Drop Form.

For other MECA-related questions,
contact us at
or 312.788.1139.

All online MECA courses
conclude on May 3, 2020.

Visit our MECA FAQs page.

Drop, withdraw or change using
Add/Drop Form.

For other MECA-related questions,
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or 312.788.1139.



Earn one semester hour of graduate credit attending educational clinics, exhibits and concert performances at all 2021 ACDA National Conferences.

MECA Retrospective Tuition: $150 per credit hour * 

(* 12.5 documented contact hours are required for each hour of credit earned.)

Course requirements:

1. All registrations must be completed and received with full tuition payment by March 15, 2021 for the national conferences. 

2. Students must document 12.5 hours per credit of pre-conference planning and reflection; concerts and sessions during the conference; and complete post-conference reflection and summary.

3. After registration and payment are completed, students will receive access to Schoology, VanderCook's online platform by March 15, 2021. 

4. Following the ACDA conference, students will upload copies of all handouts, concert programs, and supporting materials to our online learning platform, Schoology.  In addition, students will submit written responses summarizing and critiquing all sessions and concerts attended.  
All discussions and assignments must be completed and submitted by May 1, 2021.

Educators seeking credit must also register with ACDA.  MECA pricing does not include any fees associated with ACDA or conference attendance.  Please visit ACDA's conference page for additional information.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Robert Sinclair at 312.788.1144 or

Course Details

ACDA 2020 National Conference: A Retrospective
March 18-20, 2021
Course Code 7990

1 or 2 Graduate Credits *
(* 12.5 documented clock hours required for each hour of credit)
ACDA Members Only
$150 per credit
Registration Deadline
March 15th, 2021
Deadline for Submission
of Required Materials
May 1st, 2021
Learning Platform

VanderCook College of Music

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

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