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LEEANN M. MEYER, Director of Admissions

Meyer,_LeeAnn_headshot_2015LeeAnn is thrilled to be a member of the VanderCook Community. She grew up in the Midwest, mostly in Pittsburgh, PA, and Medina, OH. She attended the University of Dayton, where she graduated with a degree in psychology, then earned her master's degree in higher education at Loyola University Chicago. Prior to working at VanderCok, LeeAnn worked in undergrduate admissions at Western Illinois University. As the Director of Admissions at VanderCook, LeeAnn guides students through the application and admissions process and serves as a liaison between VanderCook and IIT Housing. Contact LeeAnn at 312.788.1120 or


MICHAEL GIBSON, Undergraduate Recruiter

MichaelHeadshot1Michael is a graduate of VanderCook College of Music (BME, 2005) and Boston University (MME, 2011). He taught for 12 years at Curie High School (piano, musical theater, and choir) in Chicago. He also founded Musicality, an after-school vocal ensemble that rose to national fame as semifinalists on NBC's "America's Got Talent." He led the group to receive a Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grant and a Young Entertainers Award Scholarship. Michael now runs his own vocal studio and operates Musicality as a city-wide organization. He is thrilled to be back at VanderCook working in the the school that helped build him into the educator he is today. Contact Michael at


MATTHEW JANUS, Graduate Recruiter

Matt is a graduate of the University of Illinois (BMEd 2003) and VanderCook (MMEd 2012). He has taught for 14 years at Eisenhower Junior High and Gemini Junior High. His bands consistently earned first division ratings at the festivals they attended, been selected to perform at the Illinois Music Educator's Conference, and also earned top finishes and soloist recognitions at festivals throughout the midwest and around the country. He has also worked with numerous high school marching bands, WGI drumlines, and DCI groups, including the Cavaliers, Colts, Phantom Regiment, the Chicago Bears Drumline, Pioneer Indoor Percussion, and Prospect High School marching band. He is very excited to be back at VanderCook to help spread their message and misisons. Contact Matt at



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