Jeremy B. Rowland
VanderCook College of Music
Background and Credentials
I am a student at VanderCook College of Music working towards a Bachelor of Music Education degree. My major instrument is the clarinet but I am studying all instruments and learning how to teach music classes in choral, general music and instrumental music areas. I hope one day to teach students at the high school and collegiate levels. In addition to studying at VanderCook, I give lessons on the clarinet and flute in the VanderCook Preparatory Program. Before enrolling at VanderCook, I was a student at King College Prep High School where I was active in the marching, jazz, and symphonic bands. Chicago has been my home since birth and has played a important role in inspiring my passion for music.
I am currently a member of NBA and Phi Mu Alpha SINFONIA. Each year, I look forward to attending the Illinois Music Educators Association annual conference and also the Midwest Music Clinic. I plan to complete the BMEd degree in the spring of 2014. You may view my complete resume here. I will be updating this site over the next three years throughout my matriculation as a teaching candidate. Please visit frequently for updates.
About VanderCook College of Music
VanderCook College of Music is the only degree-granting institution in the United States solely dedicated to music teacher education. The mission of the college is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the preparation of teachers in instrumental, choral, and general music disciplines. Its broad-based curriculum is designed to prepare teachers with strong character, skill in the process of teaching, and respect for the essential role of music in our culture.
VanderCook's Conceptual Framework
The Conceptual Framework of VanderCook College of Music is built from three essential attributes: Professionalism in teaching, excellence in music, and strength in character. This framework directs the programs, courses, teachings, assessment of candidates and faculty, scholarship, service and accountability of the College as a whole. My personal experiences as a student in the BMEd program enhanced my understanding of my profession and myself with respect to each of these attributes. To see more, please go to VCM Conceptual Framework.