Kodály Teacher Training
For Music/ Choral Educators K-12
Change the way you think about teaching music forever! Participate in training sessions in Musicianship, Pedagogy, Kodály Materials, and Choral Music-Making. We will be offering all three levels, leading to a Certificate in Kodály Music Education upon completion of Level III – a powerful professional development opportunity and career enhancement. One level may be completed each summer. The courses are also eligible for Teacher Recertifiication Points in many school systems (please check with your district for verification). We are very proud to be an officially OAKE-endorsed (Organization of American Kodály Educators) program.
July 17 – 28, 2017 Levels I – III Courses
July 10 – 14, 2017 Supplemental Courses
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.
An oustanding selection of Orff Schulwerk and Kodály supplemental courses designed to enrich and extend the experiences, skills and knowledge gained during Certification are also offered.
See 2017 Supplementals List
Credit and Non-Credit Options Available
At Mason, you have the choice of taking Kodály Courses as a “FOR-CREDIT” participant and receiving 3 graduate credits for each Level (applicable towards the Masters in Music Degree), or enrolling as a “NON-CREDIT” particpant. While each has different requirements and costs, both paths lead to Certificate awards upon completion of Level III!
Kodály Faculty at Mason
The 2017 Kodály Level course faculty at George Mason University are:
- Ivy Rawlins Ward (Solfege)
- Vicki Dohrmann and Ginger Albertson (Pedagogy)
- Robbin Marcus (Materials/ Research)
- Beth Anne Young (Choral Studies)