Summer 2017 Course Offerings

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


On Campus Offerings:

June 12-16

Percussion for the Non-Percussionist
Instructors: James Yakas & Nick Petrella
From Play to Literacy - Early Childhood Music Program Development
Instructor: Manju Durairaj
Social & Emotional Learning in Music Education
Instructor: Dr. Scott Edgar

June 19-23

Innovative Rehearsal Techniques to Boost Artistry, Engagement & Retention
Instructors: Dr. Carolyn Barber & Glen Schneider
Creating a Comprehensive High School Choral Experience
Instructor: David Brunner
Suzuki in the Schools, Unit I
Instructor: Dr. Laurie Scott
Drum Set Techniques for the School Music Program
Instructor: Bret Kuhn
Beyond the Notes: Leading Research & Best Practices to Enhance Your Teaching
Instructor: Chris Gleason

June 26-30

Get (Middle) Schooled: Captivate & Inspire Your Middle School Orchestra Students
Instructors: Carrie Provost, Carrie Lane Gruselle, Kirt Mosier & Tom Culver
Staying Connected to Kodály
Instructor: Dr. Jill Trinka
Surviving & Succeeding as a Middle School Choir Director
Instructors: Stan McGill, Rollo Dilworth, Christy Elsner & Judy Bowers
The Jazz Rhythm Section: Elements for Success
Instructors: Brian Logan, Tony Kidonakis, Stacey Williams-Jackson & Mike Pinto
Tech-Inspired Music Education
Instructor: Stefani Langol

July 5-7

Brush It! Rock It! Swing It! For Strings
Instructor: Daryl Silberman
Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom
Instructor: Roger Sams
Foundations for Thriving Music Programs: Student Leadership
Instructors: Bobby Lambert & Guests

July 10-14

Health & Wellness for Musicians
Instructor: Julie Lyonn Lieberman
Show Choir Techniques
Instructors: Debora S. Utley & Sara Michael
Mission, Vision & Values: The High School Band
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

Teaching the Middle Level Band 
Instructor: Stacey Larson Dolan
Guest Instructors: Michael Sweeney, Wendy Higdon & Timothy Loest
Orchestra Curriculum & Design: If You Build It, They Will Play & Learn!
Instructors: Georgia Ekonomou & Denese Odegaard
Every Child Can Sing! Guiding, Rehearsing & Conducting Young Voices
Instructor: Emily Ellsworth
Guest Composer: Lee Kesselman

July 24-28

Developing the Successful Jazz Ensemble: A Comprehensive Course in Jazz Pedagogy
Instructor: Mike Steinel
Orff Curriculum & Design
Instructors: Jean Hersey & Cynthia Seputis
Instructors: Dr. Joyce McCall & Dr. Jason Thompson

July 31-August 4

Band Instrument Repair
Instructors: Gary Everett & Bill Rife
General Music Today: Ukes, Recorders, Drums & So Much More!
Instructors: Manju Durairaj & Guests
I Have a Degree in Music, Not Audio
Instructor: John Mlynczak

VanderCook Online Courses:

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

Online Registration Deadline: Friday, June 2.


Tomorrow’s Repertoire: Newly Published Scores & Method Books for the Orchestra Classroom
Instructor: David Pope
Guitar for the Music Educator: Level I
Instructor: Matt Hudson
Beyond Singing: A Blueprint for the Exceptional Choral Program
Instructor: Stan McGill
Scoring for Band
Instructor: Ken Snoeck
Sound Decisions About Quality Concert Band Literature
Instructor: Dr. Jay Gilbert
Begin at the End: Backwards Design PreK-8 Curriculum
Instructor: Manju Durairaj
New Methods for Secondary General Music 6-12 
Instructor: Sarah Giordano
Integrating Chromebooks into the Music Curriculum
Instructor: Stefani Langol
Unlocking the Power of iMovie
Instructor: Patrick Benson
iPad Video & Audio Recording to Enhance Instruction
Instructor: Dr. Thomas Rudolph
Technology Integration for the Modern Music Educator
Instructor: Keith Ozsvath
Sibelius Music Notation
Instructor: Vincent Leonard
Incorporating Music Creation with Noteflight Learn
Instructor: John Mlynczak
Ukulele: Level II
Instructor: Kalani Das
The Times They Are A-Changin’: Revitalizing Your Music Appreciation Curriculum
Instructor: Donald Stinson
No Budget Needed: Enhance Your Program’s Administration, Organization & Communication Using Google
Instructor: Lisa Hatfield
Digital Student Portfolios Through Reflective Practices
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

VanderCook College of Music - (312) 225-6288