Smith Walbridge Drill Design Workshop


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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MECA students can earn one semester hour of graduate credit attending this year's Smith Walbridge Drill Design Workshop.

July 10–12, 2020

Charleston, Illinois

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 August 14, 2020.

Credit Requirements:
1. All registrations must be completed and received with full tuition payment by July 15, 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 August 14, 2020.
Educators seeking credit must also register with Smith Walbridge for the workshop. Please visit Smith Walbridge's Drill Design Workshop page for additional information. MECA pricing does not include any fees associated with Smith Walbridge or conference attendance.

For additional information, please contact Patrick Benson at 312.788.1139 or

Course Details

Smith Walbridge
Drill Design Workshop

1 Graduate Credit
$340 per credit hour
Less Smith Walbridge 50%
scholarship - $170

MECA Student Cost: $170,
due in full with registration

Course Code: TBD

MECA students must register
with Smith Walbridge in
addition to registering with
VanderCook to receive
graduate credit.

Registration Deadline
July 15, 2020

Deadline for Submission
of Required Materials

August 14, 2020


VanderCook College of Music

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

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