(2020 Graduate course numbers will be posted when available.)

 All of the 2020 summer courses may be taken either for a non-credit fee from Music Workshops, LLC, or with the addition 3 graduate semester credits from VanderCook College of Music. Registration for the 3 G credit courses is entirely through Music Workshops, LLC. (Do not contact VanderCook College of Music to register; they will only send you back to us).

2020 Graduate Course Numbers will be available by mid-February, 2020

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

It is possible for you to upgrade from a prior Non-credit Tuition to 3 Graduate Credits by paying the $320 difference. 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 (9:00-5:00, M-Th; 9:00-@12:00, F)

  • 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 after all work is finished and grades are submitted.