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Music Education Starts Here!

VanderCook College of Music has been the premier institution for music education for over 100 years. Our unique curriculum prepares the whole music educator, emphasizing performance as well as instructional methods. VCM will fully prepare you to teach band, orchestra, choir, general music and applied lessons and our degree programs offer a thorough, comprehensive course of study rooted in collaborative music-making and hands-on, project-based learning in a conservatory-like atmosphere.

Plan your visit!  

Make plans to visit the VanderCook College of Music campus, where you will participate in rehearsals and classes, meet our faculty and staff, complete your audition, and more!

Fall 2024:
Tuesday, November 19, 2024* (Current Seniors)
Spring 2025:
Tuesday, February 4, 2025* (Current Seniors)
Tuesday, March 4, 2025 (Current Seniors)

Friday, April 11, 2025 (Junior Visit Day)

To schedule an individual campus visit and/or complete your audition, please contact

Schedule: Specific details and information will be sent out to registrants prior to the day of the event. Activities are typically scheduled starting at 9:00 am and run throughout the day.  Schedule varies slightly for each visit day.

*Students applying for the VanderCook Scholars Program should plan to attend one of these sessions or schedule an individual audition date prior to February 4, 2025.

Click the button to register for one of the dates listed above.

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Undergraduate Programs 
Bachelor of Music Education (BMEd)

Bachelor of Music in Performance & Pedagogy (BMped)
Performer's Certificate

VanderCook Undergraduate Music Scholarships & Grants 
VanderCook provides numerous scholarship opportunities and awards substantial financial aid packages to
undergraduate students. Click the link below to find out more!
VanderCook Music Scholarships & Grants


VanderCook Scholars Program 
Priority Deadline: Tuesday, December 31, 2024
Final Deadline for All Submissions: Saturday, February 15, 2025

High school seniors looking to turn their passion for music into a career may be eligible for the VanderCook Scholars Program.

A student accepted into the VanderCook Scholars Program will receive a four-year FREE tuition scholarship.

To be eligible for the VanderCook Scholars Program, candidates must be accepted into the Bachelor of Music Education or Bachelor of Music in Performance & Pedagogy program and attend VCM as a full-time student for four years. Other eligibility requirements can be found using the link above.

Note: Scholarship recipients are responsible for all housing costs and any fees usually associated with the cost of attendance.

*Click here for more VanderCook Scholars Program requirements, dates, and deadlines.


For more information, contact