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Alumni Student Recruitment

VanderCook College of Music is built on a strong tradition of excellence in musicianship and in academics. Alumni can give back to the college and share their VanderCook pride and loyalty by encouraging talented students with a passion for music to apply to and attend VanderCook.

As a VanderCook alum you can provide the one-on-one interaction, personal attention, and encouragement that can make the difference between a student in your music program choosing VanderÇook and a career in music education over another school and future.  Sharing your perspective as a VanderCook graduate is an essential way to help us continue the VanderCook legacy and tradition of excellence.  Alumni student recruitment not only brings back the nostalgia from your VanderCook experience, but also helps to keep the future of music education secure.

You can help us:

  • Increase the number of highly competitive and qualified students considering VanderCook at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to increase the percentage of admitted students who enroll
  • Provide a local information source for inquiring students, applicants, admitted and enrolled students, and their families
  • Provide support to the VanderCook Admissions Staff

If you are interested helping us recruit the next generation of VanderCook grads, please contact our Admissions team at (312) 788 - 1120.

Support our fundraising efforts

With your support, we can do even better.  How can you help?

  • Attend A Night at the Pops or the TrusTEE Open Golf Outing with family, friends, and colleagues. We promise you will meet some great people - fellow alumni and supporters of  VanderCook - while having a wonderful time.
  • Donate items for our silent auction at A Night at the Pops and items for our raffle and golfer swag bag at the TrusTEE Open Golf Outing.
  • Become an event sponsor or encourage vendors and businesses you patronize to become event sponsors.
  • Make a personal donation.

Look for your invitations to these events. To learn even more about how you can help, call or email Jeff Sadowski at (312) 78801166 or

Share Your Stories

We invite you to share your VanderCook pride and successes, news of your ensembles’ and students, marriages, commitments, births and adoptions with fellow alumni through Alumni News.  To make an announcement, please forward information to: Cindy Tovar  Photographs are welcome!

Help us honor the memories of our alumni on our Tributes and Obituaries page by sharing obituaries, death notices, and legacy pages.



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3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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