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 toward:
This course is also available as a noncredit option. See the ARLL 3004 course page if you want the content, but don't need the college credits.
Textbooks and Materials
Please contact instructor for list of texts/materials.