This week at VanderCook - 9/19/16

September 18, 2016 11:45 AM

“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” ~Dalai Lama

Monday, September 19
Fall Online Continuing Education Classes Begin

Senior Day
Tuesday, September 20

image1  image2

4:30 PM Tuesday Lecture Series

John Sharp, CSO Cellist
Dr. Ruti Abramovitch, Piano

Mr. Sharp has served as the principal cellist of the CSO since 1986. A winner of a top prize at the Tchaikovsky competition he has been a featured soloist for the CSO’s recording of Strauss’s Don Quixote, in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Itzhak Perlman and Daniel Barenboim, and in Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra under Mastislav Rostropovich. He was a soloist also in concertos conducted by Sir Georg Solti, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Lorin Maazel, Charles Dutoit and Michael Tilson Thomas. Most recently, he was featured as soloist with the Chicago Symphony in the Elgar Cello Concerto conducted by Riccardo Muti. As a chamber musician he performed with the Vermeer Quartet, and in collaboration with Mitsuko Uchida, Pinchas Zukerman, Yo­Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax and Christoph Eschenbach. He plays a rare Guarneri cello with a fascinating story. He serves on the faculty of Roosevelt University. 

Mr. Sharp will be performing with our very own Dr. Ruti Abramovitch.  This is sure be a treat!
Don't miss it!!

Wednesday, September 21
6:00 pm  ILMEA Prep Night

Thursday, September 22
1:00 PM Samuel Schuman Fitness Day - A variety of fitness activites are offered, including basketball, swimming, volleyball, etc.

Saturday, September 24
Middle Level HonorFest


Library hours this week...

10:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm 
4:30pm - 9:30pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
5:30pm - 9:30pm

10:30am - 12:00pm
3:30 pm - 5:00pm
5:30 pm - 9:30pm

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

5:30 pm - 9:30pm

10:00am - 1:45pm

5pm - 9pm


Looking Ahead:

FAFSA® Changes for 2017–18
On Sept. 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Starting with the 2017­–18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place: 
Students will be able to submit a FAFSA® earlier.  Students will be able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The FAFSA became available January 1 as in previous years.) 
Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.   
The following table provides a summary of key dates as we transition to using the early FAFSA submission timeframe and earlier tax information. 


If you’d like more details about the upcoming changes, you may read the fact sheet called College Students and Parents: What You Need to Know About the 2017­–18 FAFSA<> ®.

Learn more about the FAFSA process <> .

How to create an FSA ID



VanderCook College of Music

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

Stay Connected


Continuing Education  




Powered by Website design and development by, Inc