Applicants must apply and be admitted by both the Graduate School and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance to begin this degree program.
You are required to complete a summer residency program on campus each summer and 15 online graduate-level credits. During your final semester of coursework, you must successfully complete a written and oral examination before the master's degree is awarded.
Through this graduate degree, you will take a variety of courses that cover topics such as pedagogy and folk song literature, folk song analysis and retrieval, conducting, Solfège/musicianship, and choir.
Update on Summer 2020 Kodaly coursework:
Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances, we will not be holding Kodaly classes on-campus for Summer 2020. OAKE, our parent organization that endorses students’ National Kodaly 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 ongoing COVID-19 situation, it is necessary to postpone coursework.
All Kodaly Level coursework will resume in Summer 2021.
However, for current Level 2 and Level 3 students, we will offer an online, Kodaly six-week course this summer. Please check back in the coming days for more information.
You may be required to take additional coursework as determined by diagnostic examinations and/or your graduate advisor.