GIA Fall Institute 2019


All online MECA courses begin
on February 3 and conclude on
May 4, 2020.
Registration for all online
courses closes at 12:00 noon CST
on Friday, January 31.
Spring break for online
courses is March 16-20, 2020;
no courses will be held.

Dates for on-campus courses vary; please check each course's page
for specific dates. Registration
for all on-campus courses closes two weeks prior to the course
start date.
On-Campus Course Hours
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Sundays:   8:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
All single-credit weekend courses
will have pre- and post-course
components. Check each course's
page for specific details.
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Drop, withdraw or change using
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For other MECA-related questions, contact us at
or 312.788.1139.

GIA Fall Institute 2019

October 17-19, 2019

Earn graduate credit from VanderCook by attending any GIA Fall Institute session. 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.

  • John Feierabend, Keynote Speaker: Youth Music
  • James Jordan, Choral Conducting Intensive
  • The Real Group, Concert Performance: A Capella/Jazz Singing
  • Chris de Silva, Arranging & Orchestrating, Concert Performance
  • Diana Kodner Gökçe, Vocal Intensive
  • James Abbington, African-American Church Music
  • Marty Haugen, Liturgical Ensemble
  • Barbara Conable, Keynote Speaker: Body Mapping
  • Scott Lang, Youth Leadership
  • Marilyn Biery, Organ Intensive
  • Peter Kolar, Spanish/Bilingual Ministry
  • Lisa Marsh, Body Mapping for Piano
  • Jennifer Kerr Budziak, Formational Resources
  • Michael Silhavy, Psalmody/Reading Sessions
  • David Anderson, Taizé Resources
  • Kate Williams, GIA Resources/Reading Sessions

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

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

Course Details

GIA Fall Institute 2019

Course Code 7489

1 Graduate Credit

$350, due in full with registration


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