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Jazz at Lincoln Center's Band Director Academy

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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.

Early bird special! Register for
any on-campus course by
April 17 and save $100!

Discount applies to 3-credit
courses only. Tuition must be paid
in full at the time of registration
for the discount to apply. 

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education 
levels and Band Instrument Repair 
are not eligible for the discount.

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.


Questions?
Visit our MECA FAQs page.

Drop, withdraw or change using
the
 Add/Drop Form.

For other MECA-related questions,
contact us at 
meca@vandercook.edu
or 312.788.1139.

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MECA students can earn up to two semester hours of graduate credit attending this year's Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy.

June 25–28, 2020

New York, New York

Following the conference, students will upload copies of all handouts, concert programs and other 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 July 31, 2020.

Credit Requirements:
 
1. All registrations must be completed and received with full tuition payment by June 30, 2020. VanderCook accepts phone and fax registrations with Visa, Discover or MasterCard payment information.

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

3. Prior to the conference, students will receive access to Schoology, VanderCook's online platform. Following the conference, students are required to participate in two discussions and respond to at least two other discussion submissions. Students will submit written responses summarizing and critiquing all sessions and concerts attended. PDFs of all handouts, concert programs and other supporting materials must also be submitted with assignments.

4. All discussions and uploads must be completed and submitted by July 31, 2020.
 
Educators seeking credit must also register with Jazz at Lincoln Center for the conference. Please visit Jazz at Lincoln Center's conference page for additional information. MECA pricing does not include any fees associated with Jazz at Lincoln Center or conference attendance.

For additional information, please contact Patrick Benson at 312.788.1139 or
meca@vandercook.edu.

Course Details

Jazz at Lincoln Center's
Band Director Academy

1-Credit Option
$500 per credit hour
Less Jazz at Lincoln Center 50% scholarship - $250
MECA Student Cost: $250,
due in full with registration

Course Code: TBD
 

2-Credit Option
$1,000 per credit hour
Less Jazz at Lincoln Center 50% scholarship - $500
MECA Student Cost: $500,
due in full with registration

Course Code: TBD
 
PLEASE NOTE:
MECA students must register
with Jazz at Lincoln Center
in addition to registering
with VanderCook to receive
graduate credit.

Registration Deadline
June 28, 2020

Deadline for Submission
of Required Materials

July 31, 2020

 

VanderCook College of Music

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

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