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.
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.

Spring 2020 MECA
Continuing Education Courses

Registration Open Now!



February 3 – May 4, 2020

Advanced Woodwind Methods with Ruth A. Rhodes

Band Arranging with Ken Snoeck

Choral Arranging with Thomas Jesse

A Complete Guide to Playing & Teaching the Ukulele with Kalani Das

Digital Assessment Tools for the Band, Orchestra & Choir Director with Keith Ozsvath

Drumset for the Music Educator with Darren Scorza

Experiencing Jazz with Richard Lawn

Guitar for the Music Educator: Level I with Matt Hudson

Jazz Arranging: From Combo to Big Band with Vincent Leonard

New! Jazz Bass & Improvisation: Level II with Doug Bistrow

New! Making Connections & Transforming Traditional Methods with Elizabeth Allison

New! Music Composition: Beginning the Journey with Vincent Leonard

Music Education & Social Emotional Learning (SEL): The Heart of Teaching Music
with Dr. Scott N. Edgar

Music Production Using Pro Tools with Michael Fein

Music, the Brain & Learning with Elizabeth Allison

Noteflight Learn Educator Certification with Stefani Langol

Score Study for the Everyday Teacher with Glen Schneider

Sibelius Music Notation with Vincent Leonard

Sound Decisions About Quality Concert Band Repertoire: Music Grades 1-3 with Dr. Jay Gilbert

Standards-Based Learning, Grading & Reporting in the Music Classroom with Greg Scapillato

String Arranging with Vincent Leonard

Teaching Improvisation in the Classroom & Ensemble Using the iPad with Michael Fein

Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs with Dr. Alice Hammel

Upright & Electric Bass: Level I with Doug Bistrow

New! The Vocal Mechanism with Angela Presutti Korbitz

World Percussion Methods & Techniques with Zachary Himelhoch


Band Instrument Repair with Gary Everett & Bill Rife - Jan. 18; Feb. 1, 15, 29 & March 14

New! Everything You Need to Know About GarageBand iOS for Success in the Music Classroom with Stefani Langol - March 28

Introduction to Orff Schulwerk with Jean Hersey - March 28 & 29

Orff Without Instruments: It Can Be Done! with Jean Hersey & Cynthia Seputis - March 21 & 22

Percussion for the Non-Percussionist: Mallets, Timpani & Accessories with Dr. James Yakas
- March 21 & 22

Percussion Care & Repair with Dr. James Yakas - March 28 & 29



VanderCook College of Music is an independent, not-for-profit,
degree-granting institution, fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and
the National Association of Schools of Music. VanderCook’s teacher certification programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.


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

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