Levels I and II run concurrently, with classes meeting from 8:00 - 4:30.
Both Levels include individual courses in the following areas:
- Song repertoire, children's singing games, and song analysis
- Methodology and philosophy of the Kodály approach
- Musicianship and aural skills development
- Choral conducting skills
- Daily choral ensemble
All students begin with Level I in the first summer, then continue to next levels in future summers.
As a Level I participant, you will learn strategies for beginning lesson planning, structuring classroom activities, and introducing students to music literacy skills. Participants will also improve their musicianship competence and conducting artistry, and sing adult-level music in a concert choir. Nightly homework averages between an hour and an hour and a half.
Prerequisite for Level I: None -- although a rudimentary level of music theory is helpful, particularly for the musicianship portion of the course. Please contact Christopher Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
As a Level II participant, you’ll continue to explore the sequential development of musical elements through long-term and daily lesson planning with an emphasis on the middle elementary grades (2-3), focusing on analysis and organization of classroom musical materials. Your musicianship skills will expand through increasingly difficult part-work and solfege activities, and you will further develop your understanding of instructional strategies in the choral class through score analysis and conducting technique.
Prerequisite for Level II: Level I from any nationally recognized Kodály program.
Unable to attend the full course? Consider this 3-day option:
Kodály Sampler. Attend the first three days of the course. If you decide that the approach is right for you, you can switch your registration over to the full Level I by the end of the second day. Meets July 5 - 7, 2022 from 8:00 - 4:30.