Kodály Teacher Training
We regret to announce that due to COVID-19, Kodály Levels I, II, and III are canceled for Summer 2020.
We are excited to be working with the University to run several online Supplemental courses. Full details will be available in the next few weeks. Current registrants should monitor their emails for more information. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Level III Kodály training is based on the building blocks provided in Levels I and II; both levels are a pre-requisite to this class.
In Level III, students concentrate on the teaching of folk and art song material for grades 5 and up. Working in the diatonic scale in major and minor, as well as in modes, students complete their training as well-rounded musicians and stellar teachers. Each student must submit a video of themselves teaching in their own classroom for review. The Level III pedagogy class is then an opportunity to make any weaknesses into strengths prior to final certification.
Students complete their entire Kodály Retrieval System, consisting of a minimum of 100 analyzed folk songs, games and art songs appropriate for grades K – 8 (and up). This final project is a product of three years of work in folk song analysis and research. In addition, each Level III student conducts in our final concert prior to receiving their Kodály Certificate from our OAKE endorsed program. Many of our GMU students are earning their Master’s Degree by taking this course as well.
Our graduates become knowledgeable teachers in the Kodály field and go on to present workshops at regional and national conferences. They are comfortable in their own classroom, and have the skills and background to plan lessons far in advance in order to be in the present with their students each day. They love what they teach, and that is reflected in the love of music and high musicianship of their students.
Dates: July 13 – 24, 2020 (2 weeks)
Times: 8:15 a.m. – 4:35 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing: See Details
Parking: $25 per week Purchase A Pass
Required Books: See West Music Site (Coming Soon!)
Tuition NON-CREDIT: $898
(If paying by check, register by Fax/Mail)
Tuition FOR-CREDIT: In state: $1,698 Out of state: $2,019
Register by Fax/Mail only (no online registration)
*Note: The deadline for Kodály FOR-CREDIT registration is no later than June 30 due to required pre-course assignments.
Participants will have the opportunity to present a final sharing performance, demonstrating the connection of skills and techniques gained during the program. Friends and family are welcome.
Books and Materials (Coming Soon!)
2019 Kodaly Level Book List from West Music
Please note that after registration for a Kodály Level course, you will be emailed a special link to a collection of on-line documents to be downloaded, printed and/or saved, and reviewed before the start of the program! A booklist will also be included. Books will be available for sale at the West Music on-site book store or may be purchased elsewhere.
Summer Program Refund Policy