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. 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
- 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
- Like a Singing Bird (Bob Chilcott) - Oxford University Press - SA/A, piano accomp.
- Ave Maria (Zoltán Kodály) - Universal Edition - SSA, a cappella - NOTE: Kodály wrote two very different settings of the Ave Maria; be sure to order the a cappella version
- Enchanting Song (Béla Bartók) - Boosey and Hawkes - SSA, a cappella
- Ubi Caritas et Amor (Kim André Arnesen) - Boosey and Hawkes - SSAA, a cappella
- Bacon, Denise "185 Unison Pentatonic Exercises"
- New England Dancing Masters "Chimes of Dunkirk"
- Bacon, Denise "Easy Two-Part Exercises"
- Leonard, Hal "First, We Sing! Teaching Strategies (Intermediate Grades)"
- Zoltán Kodály Choral Method: "333 Elementary Reading Exercises" Edited with annotations by (Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes) NOTE: This is a small book, not a green tall book. Do not purchase the Percy Young version.
- Antal Molnár, Classical Canons
This course can be applied toward:
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.