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It's All in the Planning

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Online Courses
All online Summer MECA
courses begin on June 8 and
conclude on July 31, 2020.

Registration for all
online courses closes at
12:00 noon CST on
May 29, 2020.

Early bird special! Register
for any online course by
April 17 and save $50!

Discount applies to 3-credit courses
only. Tuition must be paid in full at
the time of registration for the
discount to apply.

On-Campus Courses 
Dates for on-campus courses
vary; please check each
course page for specific dates.

Registration for all
on-campus courses closes
two weeks prior to the
course start date.

Early bird special! Register for
any on-campus course by
April 17 and save $100!

Discount applies to 3-credit
courses only. Tuition must be paid
in full at the time of registration
for the discount to apply. 

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education 
levels and Band Instrument Repair 
are not eligible for the discount.

General hours for all
on-campus courses

MondayThursday: 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
unless otherwise indicated or established 
by the course instructor.

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.


Questions?
Visit our MECA FAQs page.

Drop, withdraw or change using
the
 Add/Drop Form.

For other MECA-related questions,
contact us at 
meca@vandercook.edu
or 312.788.1139.

It's All in the Planning

ONLINE
June 8–July 31, 2020

Concerts and performances are some of the most fundamental and important elements of your job as a music educator. They provide an opportunity to showcase your students’ talents and musicianship to parents, administrators and the local community. Choosing the right music and teaching activities takes careful planning and preparation. This course details planning an entire concert cycle, including repertoire selection, score analysis, teaching activities, and lesson planning. Additional coursework will focus on designing lessons and activities that complement the music to provide a deeper learning experience for your students. At the end of this course, participants will have a fully planned concert, complete with supplemental teaching activities and customized warm-up exercises.

Instructor: Keith Ozsvath

Headshot_2016Music educator Keith Ozsvath is passionate about helping other directors improve their craft. He maintains an active schedule as a blogger, professional development leader and middle school band clinician. Ozsvath has been sharing his life-long passion for music with the students at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, IL, a five-time NAMM Best Community for Music Education, since 2001. Ozsvath currently directs the Symphonic Band, Eighth Grade Band, and Jazz Ensemble, while finding unique ways to integrate technology to enhance his students’ learning.

He has presented numerous professional development sessions for music educators at the Midwest Clinic, Virginia Music Educators Association, Illinois Music Educators Conference, VanderCook College of Music, and the Association of Middle Level Educators. His dedication to teaching has been recognized through the Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator Award in 2015 and twice by Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.  In 2017, Ozsvath was honored with an Exemplary Educator Award from the Batavia CANDO parent organization. He was inducted into the Nazareth Academy Fine Arts Hall of Fame in 2018.


 

Course Details

It's All in the Planning

Course Code 6080

Instructor
Keith Ozsvath

Dates
July 610, 2020

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$1,050, due in full with registration

Early bird special: Register by
April 17 and save $100!

Tuition must be paid in full at the
time of registration for the 
discount
to apply.


Online Chat Sessions
TBD

Prerequisites
None

Required Text(s)
None

MECA Online Course Details
VanderCook Online is powered by Schoology (www.schoology.com). Through this learning management system, you'll be able to interact directly with your instructor, students in your classes, and members of the greater VanderCook Online community.

Summer 2020 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, June 8. 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, visit 
www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of June 8, you'll have access to your classroom and course material.

Some courses have specific online chat meeting times while others have a flexible meeting schedule; please check individual course descriptions and details. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If you are unable to attend the scheduled live meeting time, please consult your instructor to make alternative 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!

Transcript requests can be made online using the Transcript Request Form. Any inquiries regarding transcripts should be directed to the Registrar’s Office at 312.788.1151. If you are in need a quick turn around time for your transcript please submit the request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).

 

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

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