VanderCook College of Music

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VanderCook College of Music is a private , nonprofit college in Chicago , Illinois ,  and is the only college in the country solely specializing in the training of music educators . Students may pursue a Bachelor of Music in Education ,  Master of Music in Education  , and Master of Music in Education and Certification. The college is located in a Mies van der Rohe building on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology .  VanderCook is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools , the National Association of Schools of Music , and the Illinois Board of Higher Education .

Bachelor's degree candidates choose between either an instrumental or choral track.  Candidates complete 137 credit hours . A credit hour equaling a minimum of fifteen 50-minute academic hours or Carnegie Units with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.25 scale.

  • Total Students: 330


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Cost of attendance

Tuition Fees $26,458
Room and Board $12,255
Books and Supplies $1,000
Transportation $2,310


Bachelor of Music Education Bachelor of Music
Master of Music Education


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