Kodály Level III

Music teachers at a Koday workshop

Summer 2021 registration is open!

Kodály Teacher Training
Level III

 


COVID Safety Guideline: Please be assured that all in-person programs will follow strict safety protocols required by George Mason University and are subject to pivoting to all virtual platforms if health and safety conditions warrant. Required protocols will include masks, physical distancing, daily health checks, and more. Please visit our COVID Safety Guidelines for all in-person programs. We will be routinely updating the information as it evolves. Stay informed by visiting our website and looking out for email alerts and other Academy communications.


 

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.

 

ATTENTION: For-Credit Registrations are managed by Mason’s Continuing and Professional Education office. When you find the course(s) you are registering for please follow these steps:

 

IN-PERSON-HYBRID OPTION

This option offers a combination of in-person and online sessions. Participants will spend a half-day, in-person on the Mason campus, and complete the other portion of the coursework online through Zoom and independent learning.

 

Dates:  July 12 – 23, 2021  (M–F, 2 weeks)
Times:  8:30 am – 11:30 am (In-Person)  |  1:30 pm – 4:00 pm (Online)
Location:  In-Person: Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
—————Online: Zoom (synchronous & asynchronous)
On-Campus Housing:  See Details
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass

 

Requirements:

 

NON-CREDIT 4 spaces left!
Tuition: $898

Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, click HERE.

FOR-CREDIT: 3 credits
Tuition: $1,698 (In state)  |  $2,019 (Out of state)

Attention: For-Credit registrations are managed by Mason’s Continuing and Professional Education office.

 


 

FULLY ONLINE OPTION

This option includes synchronous and asynchronous sessions to complete the level. Participants will join the in-person hybrid participants on Zoom for some of the learning sessions.

 

Dates:  July 12 – 23, 2021  (M–F, 2 weeks)
Times:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location:  Online: Zoom (synchronous & asynchronous)
Required Books: Coming Soon!  Learn More

Please note that after registration for a Kodály Level course, you will be emailed a special link to a collection of online 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.

 

NON-CREDIT 5 spaces left!
Tuition: $898

Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, click HERE.

FOR-CREDIT: 3 credits
Tuition: $1,698 (In state)  |  $2,019 (Out of state)

Attention: For-Credit registrations are managed by Mason’s Continuing and Professional Education office.

 

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