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

This course can be applied towards:

Prerequisite

Instructor approval.

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