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

VanderCook College of Music - (312) 225-6288