COURSE BUNDLE: Registration for all four online courses!
This course bundle includes all four online courses at a discounted price!
Kodály: Introductory and Refresher Courses
Week 1: July 6-10, 9:30-11:00am PDT
These courses run concurrently and provide an overview of the Kodály approach to music education. During registration, participants will select one of three Course Tracks:
- Introduction to Kodály ("I'm new to Kodály!"): Designed for those that are new to Kodály, participants will: study an effective approach for teaching music literacy skills with Christopher; learn elementary repertoire and beginning folk music analysis with Sarah; discover masterful techniques for running productive choral rehearsals; and learn the basics of Kodály-inspired musicianship with Melyssa.
- Kodály Prep Refresher ("I already completed Level 1 or 2 at any Kodály levels program!"): Come see us again! Return to review concepts from previous levels and sharpen your skills for the future. Participants will: review musicianship skills with Sarah (or challenge yourself to reach new heights!); examine the finer points of preparation, presentation, and practice with Kelly; learn repertoire and discuss the organization of musical materials with Christopher and Melyssa; and consider next steps in ensemble teaching with Darcy.
- Kodály Alum Refresher ("I already completed Level 3 at any Kodály levels program!"):Finally—an opportunity to keep learning with our alumni! Participants will: discuss advanced pedagogy and song study with Kelly, Christopher, and Sarah; consider next steps in ensemble teaching with Darcy; and play musicianship games with Melyssa.
Kodály and World Music Pedagogy
Faculty: Christopher Roberts and Sarah Bartolome
Week 1: July 6-10, 1:00-2:30pm PDT
World Music Pedagogy provides an effective framework for music educators to incorporate unfamiliar musical genres into the Kodály-inspired classroom. Participants will explore the five dimensions of WMP (Attentive, Engaged, and Enactive Listening; Creating World Music; Integrating World Music), using examples from musical traditions from Japan, Trinidad, Bali, and the United States, among others. The ways WMP complements culturally responsive teaching will also be explored, along with strategies for working with culture bearers.
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Kodály Classroom
Faculty: Melyssa Stone with Christopher Roberts and Sarah Bartolome
Week 2: July 13-17, 9:30-11:00am PDT
This course will introduce tenets of culturally responsive pedagogy through a music education lens—specifically in Kodály classrooms. Through examination of traditional teaching structures, exploration of CRT pedagogical paradigms and personal reflection, participants will further develop tools to become conscious and connected educators and create spaces cohesive to student learning. Responsible examination of music repertoire selections will also be considered.
Choral Pedagogy à la Kodály
Faculty: Darcy Morrissey and Kelly Foster Griffin
Week 2: July 13-17, 1:00-2:30pm PDT
Choral educators will explore how to incorporate the Kodály philosophy into their choir program from planning to performance. By the end of this course you will have the tools to: (1) create a year-long plan, beautifully sequenced and customized for your choir; (2) arrange a choral piece for your choir based on compositional devices suited to your choir's abilities; (3) create differentiated monthly challenges through your performance repertoire that will spark your choristers' individual musicianship development; (4) analyze choral music in depth to create lesson plans that spark discovery and more informed and inspired performance; and (5) select high quality choral repertoire.