6957 I Have a Degree in Music, Not Audio

Are you expected to be the audio expert at your school simply because you’re the music teacher? Are you able to use technology to create and record music with your students? What about Chromebooks and iPads? This course provides valuable training on music technology and audio for the music educator, focusing on the need-to-know principles of audio systems, recording techniques, student learning and assessment tools, and teaching music creation using technology. Every participant will leave with a software package and a chance to win the hardware used in the course. 

Instructors: John Mlynczak


John Mlynczak offers an extensive range of experiences in music education and in the music industry. Mr. Mlynczak is the Vice President of Noteflight, a Hal Leonard company, and President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators. John also teaches courses on music technology at Louisiana State University, Boston University, and VanderCook College. Previously, he served as Director of Education for PreSonus Audio. John is an active performer, maintains a steady clinician schedule in music technology, and is a passionate advocate for music education, serving on the NAMM Support Music and State Advocacy Coalitions, the NAfME Advocacy Leadership Force, and is Advocacy Chairman for the Massachusetts Music Educator’s Association. Mr. Mlynczak holds degrees in music education, music performance, and educational leadership.


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Course Information

6957 I Have a Degree in Music, Not Audio

Dates: July 31-August 4
Graduate Credits: 3
Tuition: $990 due in full with registration
Location: VCM - MIDI Lab
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Register online by Friday, April 14, and save $50 per class!
Register online by Friday, May 19, and save $25 per class!
Only registrations received and paid in full by 12:00 noon CDT on the dates above (April 10 for $50, May 15 for $25)  are eligible for the discounts. Balances paid after initial registration do not qualify.

VanderCook College of Music

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

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