Chicago Area Kodály Educators (CAKE) 2019-20 Workshop Series


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Chicago Area Kodály Educators 2019-20 Workshop Series

Earn graduate credit from VanderCook by attending any of the 2019-20 CAKE Workshops. Students must attend 12.5 clock hours of clinic sessions and concerts for one graduate credit, or 25 clock hours for two credits.

An electronic portfolio is required in order to receive graduate credit. Portfolios should include summaries and critiques of all sessions/workshops/concerts attended, as well as copies of all handouts, programs and other supporting materials. Portfolios must be received no later than April 24, 2020.

  • September 28, 2019
    ​Marla Butke presents Blending Dalcroze Eurhythmics Into the Music Classroom
  • Nov. 9, 2019
    ​Gabriela Ocádiz presents Reimagining Musical Upbringings

  • ​February 29, 2020 - CAKE Board Share: Prepare, Present & Practice
  • April 4, 2020
    Amy Lewis presents Engaging in Critical Race Theory in the Music Classroom

Educators seeking credit must also register for each workshop with CAKE. Please visit for additional information. MECA pricing does not include any fees associated with CAKE.

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

Course Details

CAKE 2019-20 Workshop Series

Course Code 7839

1 Graduate Credit

$350, due in full with registration

Concordia University
River Forest, IL


VanderCook College of Music

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

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