Jazz at Lincoln Center


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.

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.

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Evolution & Development of Big Bands: 1920-1960

August 3–17, 2020

MECA students can earn one semester hour of graduate credit by attending this online program.

Students will upload copies of all work and supporting materials to our online learning platform, Schoology. In addition, students will submit written responses summarizing and critiquing all sessions and concerts attended. All materials and discussions must be completed by August 17, 2020.

Students must attend 12.5 hours of concerts, clinics and/or lectures for each semester hour of credit taken.

All registrations must be completed and received with full tuition payment. VanderCook accepts phone and fax registrations with Visa, Discover or MasterCard payment.

For additional requirements, course structure and other details, please refer to the following Big Band Syllabus.

For additional information, please contact Patrick Benson at 312.788.1139 or

Course Details

Jazz at Lincoln Center's
Evolution & Development
of Big Bands 1920-1960

Course Code 7330

1 Graduate Credit

$500 per credit hour
Less Jazz at Lincoln Center
50% scholarship: $250

MECA Student Cost: $250,
due in full with registration


Registration Deadline
August 10, 2020

Deadline for Submission
of Required Materials

August 17, 2020


VanderCook College of Music

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

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