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, Ltd. ($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 course numbers will be available by spring, a couple of months before the workshops begin.

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, mail a check for $320 (written to Music Workshops, LLC) to Music Workshops, LLC, PO Box 3697, Minneapolis, MN 55403. OR mail credit card information (include CC#, full name visible on CC, expiration date, 3-digit CVS#, zip code associated with the card.  

Include the following information in your mailing:  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.).

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: patty.bourne@gmail.com.

    • 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 patty.bourne@gmail.com, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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