Summer MECA 2016 Courses


Special Offer Ends Friday, May 27.

Register online and save $25 per class!



On Campus Offerings:

June 13-17

Band Instrument Repair Session 1

First Steps in Music

Boost Your Tech Chops

Got Groove? Drumming in the Music Classroom

June 20-24

Stuck in the Middle (School Choir) With You

Strings for the Non-Strings Major

Suzuki in the Schools, Unit I

Discovering Musical Direction and Expression in the Score through Note Grouping, Phrasing, and Line

June 27-July 1

Guitar Music of the 20th Century

The Art of Wind Band Teaching and Conducting

Successfully Including Students on the Autism Spectrum in Music Classes, Rehearsals & Ensembles

July 5-8

How to Play and Teach Contemporary Strings: for Violin, Viola, & Cello

Beginning Band: Laying the Foundations

The Fine Art of Communication: Building a Strong Relationship with Your Administrator

Foundations for Thriving Music Programs: Student Leadership

Expanding the Choral Classroom

July 11-15

Show Choir Techniques

High School Orchestra Director's Symposium: Pathways to Student Artistry

Teaching Jazz Improvisation in a Large Group Setting

Singing Games and Folk Songs: Addressing Music Concepts Through Play

Designing a Music Technology Course

Tips for Success: 24 Game-Changers for Music Educators

July 18-22

Sequential Pedagogy and Other tales of Increased Engagement in the Choral Rehearsal

Middle School Orchestra Director Symposium: Unlocking the Code

Keys to Success: Teaching Your Marching Percussion

Conducting the Middle Level Band

Orff Schulwerk Curriculum & Design

Orff Shulwerk Master Class: Exploring the Volumes

July 25-29

Every Child Can Sing! Guiding and Rehearsing Young Voices


Drum Set Techniques for the School Music Program

Engaging and Creative Experiences in the Secondary General Music Classroom

Orff Shulwerk Teacher Education Course Level I

Orff Shulwerk Teacher Education Course Level II

Orff Shulwerk Teacher Education Course Level III

August 1-5

Begin at the end: Backwards Design PerK-5 Curriculum Planning

Band Instrument Repair Session 2


VanderCook Online Courses:

(Online classes begin June 13 and conclude on August 5)

Experiencing Jazz

Relational Pedagogy: Community, Culture, and Leadership in Your Music Program

Repertoire for Women's Choir: A Historical Survey from the Renaissance to the Contemporary

TECHing the Elementary Music Classroom

Integrating the iPad into the Music Education Classroom

The Times They Are A-Changin': Revitalizing Your Music Appreciation Curriculum

From Rehearsal to the Concert Hall

Producing Effective Educational Media

Sound Decisions About Quality Concert Band Literature

Finale Notation Software

Building and Maintaining an Enduring, High Quality Music Program

Scoring for Band

No Budget Needed: Enhance Your Program's Administration, Organization & Communication Using Google

Teaching Music in a Common Core World

Off-Campus Courses:

Conn Selmer Institute 2016

2016 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 2016

Total Band Workshops

World Music Drumming

Teaching Guitar Workshops

New Sounds of J.W. Pepper (Formerly Summer Sounds Sampler) - Minneapolis

New Sounds of J.W. Pepper (Formerly Summer Sounds Sampler) - Chicago

Hal Leonards Joy of Singing Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Hal Leonards Joy of Singing Atlanta, GA

Hal Leonards Joy of Singing Los Angeles, CA

Hal Leonards Joy of Singing Milwaukee, WI

Hal Leonards Joy of Singing Columbus, OH


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 Thursday, April 29, 2016 and save $50 per class on all on campus or online MECA courses! Register online by Friday, May 27, 2016 and save $25 per class! 
Only registrations received and paid in full by 12:00 noon CDT on the above dates (April 29 for $50; May 27 for $25)  are eligible for the discounts. Balances paid after initial registration do not qualify.
Shortly after 12:00 noon CDT on Thursday, April 29, and again on Friday, May 27, prices in the online registration form will be adjusted to reflect the ending of discount availability.



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

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