Kodály Teacher Training
SUMMER 2018 PROGRAM INFORMATION & SCHEDULE WILL BE UPDATED BY FEBRUARY 1, 2018!
Level Three Kodály training is based on the building blocks provided in Levels One and Two; both levels are a pre-requisite to this class.
In Level Three, students concentrate on the teaching of folk and art song material for grades 5 and up. Working in the diatonic scale in major and minor, as well as in modes, students complete their training as well-rounded musicians and stellar teachers. Each student must submit a video of themselves teaching in their own classroom for review. The Level Three pedagogy class is then an opportunity to make any weaknesses into strengths prior to final certification.
Students complete their entire Kodály Retrieval System, consisting of a minimum of 100 analyzed folk songs, games and art songs appropriate for grades K – 8 (and up). This final project is a product of three years of work in folk song analysis and research. In addition, each Level Three student conducts in our final concert prior to receiving their Kodály Certificate from our OAKE endorsed program. Many of our GMU students are earning their Master’s Degree by taking this course as well.
Our graduates become knowledgeable teachers in the Kodály field, and go on to present workshops at regional and national conferences. They are comfortable in their own classroom, and have the skills and background to plan lessons far in advance in order to be in the present with their students each day. They love what they teach, and that is reflected in the love of music and high musicianship of their students.
Dates: July 17 – 28, 2017 (2 weeks)
Times: 8:15 a.m. – 4:35 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing: See Details
Parking: $25 per week Purchase A Pass
Tuition NON-CREDIT: $898
OR Register by Fax/Mail
Tuition FOR-CREDIT: $1,650 in-state or $1,950 out-of-state
Register by Fax/Mail only (no online registration)
*Note: Deadline for Kodály FOR-CREDIT registration is June 16th due to required pre-course assignments.
Participants will have the opportunity to present a final sharing performance, demonstrating the connection of skills and techniques gained during the program. Friends and family are welcome.
Books and Materials
Please note that after registration for a Kodály Level course, you will be emailed a special link to a collection of on-line documents to be downloaded, printed and/or saved, and reviewed before the start of the program! A book list will also be included. Books will be available for sale at the West Music on-site book store or may be purchased elsewhere.
2017 Kodaly Level Book Prices from West Music
Summer Program Refund Policy