Earn graduate credit from VanderCook by attending performances, educational clinics and exhibits ats ACDA Regional Conferences. Students must attend 12.5 clock hours of clinic sessions and concerts for one graduate credit, or 25 clock hours for two credits. An electronic portfolio summarizing and critiquing all sessions and concerts attended, including copies of all handouts, concert programs and other supporting materials, should be submitted no later than April 20, 2018. For portfolio guidelines, please contact Dr. Robert Sinclair at 312.788.1144, or by email at rsinclair@vandercook.edu.

Instructor: Dr. Robert L. Sinclair


Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Robert L. Sinclair has served VanderCook as director of choral activities since 2001. His educational background includes three years at Luther College, where he sang in the Nordic Choir under the direction of Weston Noble. After transferring to Sam Houston State University, he completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees with B.R. Henson. In December of 2000, Dr. Sinclair completed a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction (music education) at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he worked with Drs. David Rayl and Wendy Sims. Dr. Sinclair has 10 years of public school teaching experience and has presented sessions to the Music Educators Associations of Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, and Texas, the Illinois Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), as well as the Southwestern and Southern Divisions of ACDA. He continues to work as an active choral clinician and adjudicator for junior high and high school students from across the nation and abroad, including honor choirs in Australia, the Bahamas, Canada and Japan in addition to all state choirs in Illinois and Wisconsin. Dr. Sinclair is an active member of ACDA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Fraternity, and the National Association for Music Education.  

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