KODÁLY TEACHER TRAINING AT MASON
For Music Educators
Change the way you think about teaching music forever! Participate in engaging training sessions in Musicianship, Pedagogy, Kodály Materials, and Choral Music-Making. We will be offering all 3 levels for Kodály Certificate awards PLUS exciting Kodály Supplemental courses. We are very proud to be an officially OAKE-endorsed program.
(For Music Teachers Grades K-8)
What is Kodály?
The great Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodály believed that singing is the primary musical response of children. Beginning with folk songs, children are introduced to the world of art music, from which they develop skills, insight, singing, and analysis to sustain them throughout a lifetime of music appreciation and music making. The study of the Kodály method explores this unique approach to teaching music to children through song and movement.
2014 Program Highlights:
- All 3 Certification Level courses in Kodály, endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE)
- Expert Mason Kodály faculty, supported by the George Mason University School of Music
- An oustanding selection of Kodály and Orff Schulwerk supplemental courses designed to enrich and extend the experiences, skills and knowledge gained during Certification
- Hands-on application of techniques and skills learned through mock class role play
- Extensive resources and tools to support your utilization of the Kodály approach in your classroom
Earn Your Certificate in Kodály! (Levels I-II-III)
A Certificate in Kodály is a powerful professional development and career enhancement. Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of LEVEL III.
At Mason, you have the choice of taking Kodály Courses "for credit" and receiving 3 graduate credits for each Level (applicable towards the Masters in Music Degree), or enrolling for "non-credit". While each has different requirements, BOTH paths lead to Certificate awards!
Level courses are also eligible for TEACHER RECERTIFICATION POINTS in many elementary school systems. Check with your county for verification!
Supplemental courses in Kodaly and Orff Schulwerk are also offered, providing you with great opportunities to build upon your knowledge and experience.
Final Sharing Session on Friday, July 25th
Level course participants will have the opportunity to present a final "Sharing" in the de Laski Performing Arts Building, demonstrating the connection of skills and techniques gained during the program. Feel free to invite family and friends!
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Robbin Marcus, RobbinLMarcus@gmail.com
Kodály at GMU receives official OAKE certification in Spring 2011
Photo by Beth Pontiff ©2011 OAKE,
Why choose MASON?
Join one of our outstanding summer programs and become a part of our acclaimed Mason arts community. Whether you are a teacher, student or child, you will find professionally staffed programs that enrich and inspire- all within the respected Mason setting. Our excellent faculty, world class guest artists, and brand new facilities make Mason the place to be this summer!
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