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Finale Music Notation

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

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Finale Music Notation

ONLINE
June 8–July 31, 2020

This course is designed for the K-12 educator who would like to explore and create notation projects using Finale 2014 or newer software. Activities include creating custom worksheets for music theory, composition, performance, flash cards and more. Special attention will be given to creating warm-ups and arrangements for any ensemble including band, jazz, orchestra and chorus as well as custom SmartMusic accompaniments. Lesson projects will include participant-designed materials for immediate application in the curriculum. No previous experience with Finale is required! The course is designed for both Mac and PC versions of Finale.

Instructor: Vince Leonard

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Producer and composer Vincent A. Leonard Jr. has had works premiered nationally and internationally. He is published by Arrangers Publishing Company, Educational Programs Network, and National Music Works. He co-authored Recording in the Digital World; Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation; Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide to Music Notation; and Musical iPad. In 1996, Leonard and fellow producer/engineer Jack Klotz Jr. formed Invinceable Entertainment and 3 IPS Studio, and have released two CDs, Magic Up Our Sleeve and On the Brink of Tomorrow. Other compositional credits include the feature film Running On Empty Dreams, theme and episode music for the Captain Courteous radio series, and numerous theater pieces and industrials. Leonard has provided orchestrations for world premier productions of Redwall for Opera Delaware, Elliot and the Magic Bed, Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell and The Little Princess for Upper Darby Summer Stage.
 
Also widely known as a copyist and arranger, he has worked on projects with Peter Nero, the Philly Pops Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, the London Symphony Orchestra, Chuck Mangione and Leslie Burrs, and in musicals by Duke Ellington, Alan Menken, Kurt Weill and Mitch Leigh. Leonard is a member of NARAS and ASCAP, and is active as a clinician and music software beta-tester for Apple computers.
 

Course Details

Finale Music Notation

Course Code 7800

Instructor
Vince Leonard

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$1,050, due in full with registration

Online Chat Sessions
None

Prerequisites
None

Required Text(s)
Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation (3rd ed.) by Thomas Rudolph & Vince Leonard (Berklee Press)

Students are responsible for purchasing all required texts and materials. VanderCook will not provide any course materials nor have any available for purchase.

 Software/Hardware Requirements 
Internet access is required.

Students must have Finale 2014 (or higher) in order to participate in this course.

 

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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