Teach music and singing at school in such a way that it is not a torture but a joy for the pupil; instill a thirst for finer music in him, a thirst which will last for a lifetime.
Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
 
a kodaly class

Summer 2021 Kodály Workshops

Join us for joyful Kodály-centered experiences at the Wichita State's 2021 SUMMER KODÁLY WORKSHOPS!  Covid-19 forced us to move 2020 online, but we'll be back in 2021. This year we will once again offer level 1, 2, & 3 for general music teachers and our NEW level 1 & 2 for secondary teachers. As per university policy, social distancing policies will be in place.  

Dates: June 6 -18, 2021 

 

 

 

 

General Information
Kodály Handbook, Parking, Housing, and more can be found here.
Faculty

Meet our nationally and internationally known faculty.

Enrollment

You may register for Kodály courses either as a workshop or for credit basis. 

Advanced Classes

Graduates of our Kodály Program may take further courses to continue their journey.

Treble Choir

The 2021 Kodaly Children's Camps have been cancelled. You can find out more about our experiences for future summers here.

What is the Kodály Method?

To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory taining and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand.
Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

Teach music with JOY! Hungarian composer and music educator Zoltan Kodály believed great musicians were developed from the earliest ages. To that extent, Kodály and his colleagues designed a comprehensive and sequential music education method that:

  • fosters musical understanding and appreciation
  • integrates many of the best ideas, techniques and approaches to music education
  • builds musicianship through singing and movement
  • focuses on teaching music through folk songs, classical music, and other quality materials
  • develops a music literacy in which one can hear in their mind what they see and see in their mind what they hear.

Participants enrolled in the WSU program take part in classes aimed at developing Musicianship, Pedagogy, Teaching Repertoire, Conducting, and Ensemble Music-Making. We offer all three levels, leading to an OAKE endorsed Certificate in Kodály Music Education upon successful completion of Level III. Further, in 2021 we will be offering Levels I and II for secondary vocal and instrumental music teachers. One level may be completed each summer. Students have the option to earn five semester credits toward a graduate degree. The courses are also eligible for Teacher Recertifiication Points in many school systems (please check with your district for verification).