ARLL 3003 - Colorado Kodály Institute Level I

  • Noncredit

Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances we will not be holding Kodály classes on campus for Summer 2020. OAKE, our parent organization that endorses students’ National Kodály Teaching Certification, has released a statement confirming that Levels courses taught online will not count toward certification. Since we are not able to teach Levels in person this summer due to the COVID-19 situation, it is necessary to postpone coursework.

All Kodály Level coursework will resume in Summer 2021.

However, for current Level 2 and Level 3 students, we will offer an online, Kodály six-week course this summer. Please check back in the coming days for more information.

The course serves as a foundation for the teaching philosophy and approaches of Hungarian music educator, Zoltán Kodály. Components of the course include: Pedagogy, Folksong Literature, Folksong Analysis and Retrieval, Solfège, Conducting, and Choir. The Level 1 course focuses on work with beginning level students yet participants may adapt this information to any music teaching situation. Students in this course:

  • observe, practice, and refine teaching techniques in a laboratory setting of peers and children
  • build a collection of authentic folksong literature appropriate and of strong quality for use in music instruction
  • analyze music literature appropriate for a beginning music curriculum, including American folk music, traditional children’s songs and games, folk music from other countries and cultures, and art music
  • organize a categorization system, known as a “retrieval” system whereby students can quickly and accurately select appropriate song literature for lesson planning
  • explore the role of the conductor as communicator by learning conducting techniques and essential ensemble directing skills
  • Develop individual and ensemble musicianship skills through in-tune singing, excellent tone quality, internal hearing, partwork, and understanding of complex melodies and pieces of music

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Prerequisite

Undergraduate degree in music or consent of instructor.

Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.

Important Information

This course is also available as a credit option. See the MU 526A course page if you are obtaining a degree and need the credits!

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