Course Description

Students in this course will receive daily instruction in Kodály pedagogy, musicianship, folk music and classroom materials, conducting, and choir. Students will learn to design lesson plans for elementary-aged students (with a focus on second and third grade), in which children maximize their skill development while joyfully making music. The course will also introduce participants to folk songs, singing games, and choral repertoire appropriate for children from kindergarten through eighth grade. In addition, students will improve musicianship skills and the artistry of their conducting.

Learner Outcomes

Each participant will be able to demonstrate an understanding of Kodaly philosophy and educational principles through demonstration and written assignments including:

  • Rote teaching of songs and games
  • The development of lesson plans (yearly, monthly, daily)
  • Methodological sequencing of musical concepts and elements for upper primary grades
  • The development of children's singing abilities and part-work stills leading to development of choral ensemble abilities
  • Peer-teaching practicum and development of age-appropriate repertoire

Each participant will be able to demonstrate an understanding for the analysis, use and retrieval of folk music for the classroom


EARLY BIRD Discount available for participants who register by June 5th

This course can either be taken for credit or clock hours. Credit is available under MUS 5011.


Kodály Certificate Program Level I from any nationally recognized program
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Section Title
Kodaly Certificate Program: Level II
T, W, Th, F, Sa
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Jul 05, 2022 to Jul 16, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $990.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Note: Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination required to attend this in-person offering. To join this class, you must complete the following COVID-19 Vaccination or Exemption Verification no later than June 5, 2022. You will be notified once your verification has been reviewed. If approved, you will then be able to enroll in the course.

The registration deadline is July 7, 2022 by the end of the day.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted Online through SPU within 48 hours of the first class session will receive a 100% refund of SPU tuition. After this point, no refund will be granted and all withdrawals must be submitted prior to the final class session. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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Section Materials
  • (Mandatory) 150 American Folksongs to Sing & Read by Peter Erdei, et al 1975 edition
  • (Mandatory) 333 Reading Exercises by Zoltán Kodály 1972 edition
  • (Mandatory) Sail Away: 155 American Folksongs by Eleanor Locke 1992 edition
  • (Mandatory) Vamos a Cantar: 230 Latino & Hispanic Folk Songs to Sing, Read & Play by Faith Knowles
  • (Mandatory) Level I Materials Packets & Handouts $0.00
  • (Mandatory) Level II Materials Packet $0.00
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