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.