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The Midwest Experience: A Retrospective

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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.
 
Questions?
Visit our MECA FAQs page.

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For other MECA-related questions, contact us at meca@vandercook.edu
or 312.788.1139.
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Make the most of your experience at the Midwest Clinic! Earn up to two semester hours of graduate credit attending clinic sessions and concerts at McCormick Place West, located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, December 18-21, 2019.

Special tuition pricing! As co-founder of the Midwest Clinic, VanderCook is able to offer special pricing for MECA students:
$175 per credit hour!

Following the Midwest Clinic, 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 January 24, 2020. Sample materials will be available upon request at the VanderCook booth (1416) located in the Midwest Clinic exhibit area.

Course requirements:

1. All registrations must be completed and received with full tuition payment by January 3, 2020. VanderCook accepts phone and fax registrations with Visa, Discover or MasterCard payment information. On-site registrants may also pay with cash or a check written out to VanderCook College of Music.

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

3. Prior to the Midwest Clinic, students will receive access to Schoology, VanderCook's online platform. Following the Midwest Clinic, 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 uploaded by January 24, 2020.

Educators seeking credit must also register with the Midwest Clinic. Please visit The Midwest Clinic for additional information. MECA pricing does not include any fees associated with the Midwest Clinic or McCormick Place.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Robert Sinclair at 312.788.1144 or
rsinclair@vandercook.edu.

Course Details

The Midwest Clinic:
A Retrospective

 
For 1 Graduate Credit
Course Code 7350A
Tuition: $175, due in full with registration.
 
For 2 Graduate Credits
Course Code 7350B
Tuition: $350, due in full with registration.
 
Registration Deadline
January 3, 2020
 
Deadline for Submission
of Required Materials
January 24, 2020
 
 

VanderCook College of Music

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

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