Jazz at Lincoln Center's Band Director Academy


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.

Visit our MECA FAQs page.

Drop, withdraw or change using
 Add/Drop Form.

For other MECA-related questions,
contact us at
or 312.788.1139.

MECA students can earn one semester hour of graduate credit attending Jazz at Lincoln Center's Swing University program online.

July 6-20, 2020

New York, New York

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 July 20, 2020.

Credit Requirements:
1. All registrations must be completed and received with full tuition payment.
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 course, students will receive access to Schoology, VanderCook's online platform. 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 20, 2020.

For additional information, please contact Patrick Benson at 312.788.1139 or

Course Details

Jazz at Lincoln Center's
Band Director Academy

Course Code TBD

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
July 17, 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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