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.
Undergraduate degree in music or consent of instructor.
Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.
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!