Summer MECA 2017 Courses


Summer 2017 Course Offerings

Online Registration Opens Tuesday, March 14 at 12:00pm.


On Campus Offerings:

June 12-16

Instructors: James Yakas & Nick Petrella
Instructor: Manju Durairaj
Instructor: Dr. Scott Edgar

June 19-23

Instructors: Dr. Carolyn Barber & Glen Schneider
Instructor: David Brunner
Instructor: Dr. Laurie Scott
Instructor: Bret Kuhn
Instructor: Chris Gleason

June 26-30

Instructors: Carrie Provost, Carrie Lane Gruselle, Kirt Mosier & Tom Culver
Instructor: Dr. Jill Trinka
Instructors: Stan McGill, Rollo Dilworth, Christy Elsner & Judy Bowers
Instructors: Brian Logan, Tony Kidonakis, Stacey Williams-Jackson & Mike Pinto
Instructor: Stefani Langol

July 5-7

Instructor: Daryl Silberman
Instructor: Roger Sams
Instructors: Bobby Lambert & Guests

July 10-14

Instructor: Julie Lyonn Lieberman
Instructors: Debora S. Utley & Sara Michael
Instructors: Victor Anderson, Glen Schneider, Charles "Chip" Staley & Guests
Instructor: Zachary Himelhoch

Orff Schulwerk Levels Courses

July 10-14 & July 17-21

Instructors: Jean Hersey, Cynthia Seputis & Ben Torres
Instructors: Tim Purdum, Cynthia Seputis & Ben Torres
Instructors: Vivian Murray Caputo, Cynthia Seputis & Ben Torres 

July 17-21

Instructor: Stacey Larson Dolan
Guest Instructors: Michael Sweeney, Wendy Higdon & Timothy Loest
Instructors: Georgia Ekonomou & Denese Odegaard
Instructor: Emily Ellsworth
Guest Composer: Lee Kesselman

July 24-28

Instructor: Mike Steinel
Instructors: Jean Hersey & Cynthia Seputis
Instructors: Dr. Joyce McCall & Dr. Jason Thompson

July 31-August 4

Instructors: Gary Everett & Bill Rife
Instructors: Manju Durairaj & Guests
Instructor: John Mlynczak

VanderCook Online Courses:

(Online classes begin June 12 and conclude on August 4)

Online Registration Deadline: Friday, June 2.


Instructor: David Pope
Instructor: Matt Hudson
Instructor: Stan McGill
Instructor: Ken Snoeck
Instructor: Dr. Jay Gilbert
Instructor: Manju Durairaj
Instructor: Sarah Giordano
Instructor: Stefani Langol
Instructor: Patrick Benson
Instructor: Dr. Thomas Rudolph
Instructor: Keith Ozsvath
Instructor: Vincent Leonard
Instructor: John Mlynczak
Instructor: Kalani Das
Instructor: Donald Stinson
Instructor: Lisa Hatfield
Instructor: Glen Schneider

Off-Campus Courses:

Conn Selmer Institute 2017

2017 Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

Smith Walbridge's Marching Band Director's Workshop

Smith Walbridge's Drill Design Workshop

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Band Director Academy

Mariachi Workshop 2017

World Music Drumming

Teaching Guitar Workshops

New Sounds of J.W. Pepper - Chicago Area

New Sounds of J.W. Pepper - Minneapolis Area

Hal Leonard's Joy of Singing - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Hal Leonard's Joy of Singing - Atlanta, GA

Hal Leonard's Joy of Singing - Los Angeles, CA

Hal Leonard's Joy of Singing - Milwaukee, WI

Hal Leonard's Joy of Singing - Columbus, OH

Hal Leonard's Joy of Singing - Philadelphia, PA


Click to Register for Summer MECA Courses


Many limited enrollment classes fill rapidly.
Also, early registration can help avoid class cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.


Register online by Friday, April 14, 2017 and save $50 per class on all on campus or online MECA courses! Register online by Friday, May 19, 2017 and save $25 per class! 
Only registrations received and paid in full by 12:00 noon CDT on the above dates (April 14 for $50; May 19 for $25)  are eligible for the discounts. Balances paid after initial registration do not qualify.
Shortly after 12:00 noon CDT on Friday, April 14, and again on Friday, May 19, prices in the online registration form will be adjusted to reflect the ending of discount availability.
*Discounts can not be combined.


Daily Course Hours:

  • Courses will meet Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
  • Courses that meet July 5-7 will meet Wednesday through Friday: 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

VanderCook 2017 Summer Shuttle Schedule:


VanderCook College of Music

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

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