July 8-19, 2013
Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM
Levels offered this year are Kodály I and Kodály II
Roland Dille Center for the Arts (Room 144)
Nationally OAKE-Endorsed Program: The MSUM Summer Kodály Institute has recently received national endorsement from OAKE (Organization of American Kodály Educators). The MSUM Institute is one of only 25 OAKE-endorsed programs in the United States.
The Summer Kodály Institute is a graduate-level program designed for qualified educators and supervisors at every level of musical instruction from elementary, junior and senior high school through college and university. To achieve a Graduate Certificate in Kodály, participants must complete all three sequential courses in the program. The courses are taught by an exceptional and passionate group of certified Kodály instructors in a friendly, supportive, and educationally-focused environment.
The Kodály philosophy of music education is a sequential, child developmental program based on folk songs and art music. The concept is an experience-based approach to teaching that leads to literacy through the development of basic musical skills and musicianship by reading, writing and performing music. Participants will peer teach, perform in an ensemble, conduct, expand repertoire materials and improve personal musicianship.
For Registration information, contact Dr. Kathy Rolsten at 218.477.4091 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
MUS 634 Kodály Method for Training Teachers Level I
This course includes pedagogy for kindergarten through grade 2. Folksongs are collected and analyzed for inherent musical concepts to be used within a sequenced curriculum for those grades. Musicianship covers the study of pentatonic scales and critical rhythmic and melodic skill development.
MUS 635 Kodály Method for Training Teachers Level II
This course includes pedagogy for grades 3 and 4. Folksongs are collected and analyzed for inherent musical concepts to be used within a sequenced curriculum for those grades. Musicianship covers the study of diatonic and modal scales and critical rhythmic and melodic skill development.
MUS 636 Kodály Method for Training Teachers Level III
This course includes pedagogy for grades 5 through 6. Folksongs are collected and analyzed for inherent musical concepts to be used within a sequenced curriculum for those grades. Musicianship covers the study of modulation, harmonic analysis and chromaticism.
Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Kodály Emphasis
Students wishing to earn a Master's degree while taking Kodály courses may earn a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Kodály emphasis from MSUM.
An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required for admission to the Graduate Program. Click here for Admission information.
Please apply early, as there are a limited number of spaces available! We expect students from a wide geographical area and have already welcomed participants from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Virginia, Colorado and Oklahoma.
The total cost per graduate credit hour for the 2013 summer Kodály courses is $403.89. This includes all standard university fees. Each Kodály course is 3 credits.
To Register www.mnstate.edu/summer/registration.aspx
After you are admitted, you will be able to register for either MUS 634 or MUS 635. You will also be able to sign up for an mnstate.edu email address. Please check this email account for timely information.
Scholarships are available each summer. To apply, click here to download an application form which must be completed and received at MSUM by the application deadline of June 1st.
Required Book List
Required texts and supplementary materials can be purchased through West Music or onsite.
Houlahan/Tacha Kodály Today, A Cognitive Approach to Elementary Music Education
Erdei, Peter 150 American Folk Songs
Molnár, Antal Classical Canons
Kodály, Zoltan 77 Two-Part Exercises
Kodály, Zoltan 333 Elementary Exercises
Add the following to the required texts for Level I:
Erdei, Knowles, F, and Bacon, D. My Singing Bird: 150 Folk Songs from the Anglo-American,
Afro-American, Scottish, and Irish Traditions
Kodály, Zoltan Bicinia Hungarica
Bacon, Denise 50 Easy Two-Part Exercises
Add the following to the required texts for Levels I and II:
Locke, Eleanor Sail Away
Kodály, Zoltan Tricinia Hungarica
Kodály, Zoltan 55 Two-Part Exercises
Kodály, Zoltan 15 Two-Part Exercises
Choksy, Lois, The Kodály Method 1 (3rd.ed.)
Bacon, Denise 185 Pentatonic Exercises
Choksy, Lois 120 Singing Games and Dances for Elementary Schools
Johnston, Richard Folk Songs North America Sings
Robertson, Lamar & Eisen, Ann An American Methodology (2nd Ed.)
A complimentary continental breakfast will be served on the first morning of classes. On the second Thursday evening, we will have an end-of-session dinner to celebrate the completion of our training. It will be held off-campus; participants will receive information about location and cost on the first day of classes. We will present a concert at 2:00 on the final day of classes so please bring appropriate dress. We welcome your friends and family as our guests, thereby enhancing our audience.
What to Bring
Accommodations will be available through campus housing. Food services are available on campus at a reasonable rate and there are several restaurants within walking distance of the campus. The number of rooms is limited. Reserve your room as early as possible! Call 218.477.2118.
To obtain permits, contact 218.477.2675 or email the parking office at: email@example.com
Gainful Employment Disclosure Report
Our first Certification Recipients!
The National headquarters for OAKE (Organization of American Kodály Educators) is located in Moorhead.