Graduates of our Kodály Program may take further courses to continue their journey.
What is the Kodály Method?
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).