MU 526C - Kodály Training Program - Level III

  • 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 3 course focuses on work with intermediate-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 an intermediate-level 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 research skills needed to locate, scrutinize, and utilize folk materials effectively in classroom instruction
  • practice and master their nonverbal communication skills in conducting by strengthening conducting techniques and essential ensemble directing skills
  • master individual and ensemble musicianship skills through in-tune singing, excellent tone quality, internal hearing, partwork, and understanding of complex melodies and pieces of music

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Sharpened pencil
  • Manuscript paper
  • Notepad or paper for taking notes
  • Tuning fork [A=440]
  • Conducting scores (minimum of three scores to be chosen per level): please contact course instructor at the earliest opportunity if you encounter any difficulty obtaining scores

This course can be applied toward:

Prerequisite

Instructor approval.

Important Information

This course is also available as a noncredit option. See the ARLL 3005 course page if you want the content, but don't need the college credits.

Textbooks and Materials

Instructors

Katalin Viragh
Katalin Viragh

(860) 553-6199 | viragh@hartford.edu

Ms. Virágh performs as a member of the Hartford Symphony and is adjunct professor of Theory/Ear Training at The Hartt School within the University of Hartford. Ms. Viragh trained at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music and the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. As a violinist, she was a member of the Hungarian National Opera when she was invited to join the Orchestra Symphonica Tenerife in Canary Island, Spain. She has lived in the U.S. since 1990 and has performed as a member of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also a founder of the Virágh Trio. In addition to teaching at Colorado State, Ms. Virágh teaches in Kodály programs at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Nebraska State University, Wichita State University, and New England Conservatory.

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