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Kodály Certification Program

Wichita State University offers three levels of Kodály training as well as a level I track for secondary teachers. Each program is designed to lead toward Kodály certification requirements. The WSU program is nationally endorsed by the OAKE (Organization of American Kodály Educators). 

 Certification Program June 2-14, 2019

Treble Choir June 2-7, 2019

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 ($550) or for credit basis (5 credits for $2141). 

Advanced Classes

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

Treble Choir

Students aged 10-17 may enroll in our Treble Choir Camp, conducted by internationally known conductor, Elaine Quilichini

 

 

 

What is the Kodály Method?

“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.”

“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.”

 Music teaching 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:

Participants enrolled in the WSU program take part in classes aimed at developing Musicianship, Pedagogy, Teaching Repertoire, Conducting, and Choral 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 2019 we will be offering a Level I track for secondary music teachers. One level may be completed each summer. The courses are also eligible for Teacher Recertifiication Points in many school systems (please check with your district for verification).