MU 526B - Kodály Training Program - Level II

  • 5 credits

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. This Level 2 course focuses on work with late beginner-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
  • continue building their collection of authentic folksong literature appropriate and of strong quality for use in music instruction
  • analyze music literature appropriate for a late-beginner music curriculum, including American folk music, traditional children's songs and games, folk music from other countries and cultures, and art music
  • continue to augment their retrieval system so they can quickly and accurately select appropriate song literature for lesson planning
  • develop their nonverbal communication skills in conducting by reviewing and strengthening conducting techniques and essential ensemble directing skills
  • strengthen individual and ensemble musicianship skills through in-tune singing, excellent tone quality, internal hearing, partwork, and understanding of complex melodies and pieces of music

This course can be applied towards:

Prerequisite

Instructor approval.

Textbook and Materials

Please contact instructor for list of texts/materials.

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