VanderCook College of Music (accredited by North Central and NASM)

 Graduate Course and Credit Information

 All of the 2019 summer courses may be taken either for a non-credit fee from Music Workshops, LLC, ($569) OR for 3 graduate semester credits ($889) from VanderCook College of Music. Registration for the 3 G credit courses is entirely through Music Workshops, LLC. No additional application is necessary. (Do not contact VanderCook College of Music to register; they will only send you back to us).

2019 Graduate Course Numbers:

MUS 7129: World Music Drumming Level 1 MUS 7139: World Music Drumming Level 2 MUS 7149: World Music Drumming Level 3 MUS 7159: Drumming Up the Fun MUS 7169: Kids, Choir, and Drums MUS 7189: World Music Drumming Beyond the Basics MUS 7199 Walt Hampton Hot Marimba MUS 7219 West African Drumming MUS 7229 Brazilian Drum, Sing, Dance

Upgrading to Graduate Credit from a Prior Non-credit Tuition Registration

It is possible for you to upgrade from a prior Non-credit Tuition ($569) to 3 G Credits ($889) by paying the $320 difference. It is common for a school district to pay the non-credit fee and for teachers to upgrade at their own expense. Within the first three days of the workshop, register for the graduate credit using the online check-out (see below).

You will need to supply the following information:  Name, SS#, US Citizen (yes or no), last college attended that resulted in a degree earned, highest degree granted (letters only, ie., BME, MM, etc.).

Graduate Credit Upgrade

Requirements for receiving a satisfactory grade if registered for credit

  • Full attendance at all class meetings. Please plan on spending at least eight-to-ten hours each day.

  • Completion of the Curriculum Project (submitted 2-3 weeks after workshop).

  • Content of your Curriculum Project:

    • The purpose of the Curriculum Project is to apply workshop concepts to your teaching needs.

    • It is usually better to spend several days with your instructor before deciding on a project, or feel free to discuss it by email:

    • Project options samples include:

      • Develop lesson plans for bringing workshop ideas back to your students.

      • Write a research paper on a workshop-related topic of your choosing.

      • Write plans to integrate workshop material into other parts of the school curriculum

      • Develop teaching materials (arrangements, visuals, videos, computer programs/apps, smartboard materials, etc.)

      • Write a grant to obtain funding necessary to buy instruments for your students.

  • Submitting the Curriculum Project

    • Information about project submission options (email, mail, etc.) will be given at the workshop graduate credit meeting held on the first day. Most projects get emailed to, graduate advisor for the program. Save your document as a pdf before sending, and title it the following way: VENUELASTNAMECLASS (example: WABOURNELEVEL1).

    • If projects must be mailed (no signature required), send to:

      • Patty Bourne, 3908 E. Maryland St., Bellingham, WA 98226

      • Your project will NOT be mailed back to you

  • Grade and Attendance Verification

    • VanderCook will send a grade report to you by after all work is finished and grades are assigned.