KODÁLY SUMMER INSTITUTE: June 19 – July 7, 2017
for students, community musicians, choral directors, community college teachers and high school students
The 2017 schedule, fee structure and Pre-Registration process will be available shortly.
Music Educators: Work towards a Kodály Summer Certificate. Level 1 is also an entry point for the Masters program.
Community Musicians / High School students: Do the musicianship course, join the choir and/or learn to conduct.
Courses are scheduled daily, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (excluding July 4)
Special sessions will be offered as afternoon and Saturday sessions. More details soon.
The concluding summer concert on Friday evening, July 7 is a compulsory part of the choir course.
Further information firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 510.436.1314
Scroll down for further information for individual courses and for information about Kodály Summer Certification.
COMMUNITY MUSICIANSHIP CLASSES
for community musicians, choral directors, choristers, high school students and HNU students wishing to upskill and/or practice musicianship and sightreading skills.
Music for all, Music for life.
Tuesday evenings, 7.30pm - 9.00pm, Kennedy Building
2017 Spring Series I: January 31 - March 21 (Free orientation session for new students, January 24)
2017 Spring Series II: April 11 - May 30 (Free orientation session for new students, April 4)
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels.
Classes are not for credit, but serve to support those seeking to develop or consolidate musicianship skills throughout the year.
Series Fee: $200 plus $15 materials fee.
Further information: Katherine Baird email@example.com or 510.436.1224
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2017 Kodály Summer Institute: Individual Courses
for students, community musicians, choral directors, community college teachers
2017 schedule will be available shortly. See the 2016 class schedule here.
Pre-Registration will open soon. Balance of fees is due 30 minutes prior to the first session.
- Choir (this includes the summer concert on the evening of Friday, July 7.
*Kodály Certificate Courses
for teachers and those wishing to train in music education
Each level of certification requires one summer of study, with enrollment in the courses below (A = Level I, B=Level II, C=Level III). Successful completion of all three levels, along with certification requirements, results in Kodály Summer Certification. This certification is endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE). Anyone wishing to distribute study in Level I over two summers must enroll in the musicianship and conducting classes during the first summer.
3 levels for Kodály Summer Certification
- Folk Music
*Part-time option – Year A (Solfege, Conducting, Choir); Year B (Pedagogy, Folk Music)
*Level 1 is the entry point for the Masters Program
Choir – MUSC 418
László Nemes will lead daily choral rehearsals for the entire institute. The institute will conclude on the evening of Saturday, July 15, with a performance by the choir, followed by a reception for families and friends.
Conducting – MUSC 415A,B,C
Beginning and continuing conducting skills are taught in a choral lab setting, allowing participants to put conducting theory into practice with a choral ensemble. Level I conducting students will separate into two classes, to provide instruction to both beginning and experienced conductors.
Musicianship – MUSC 411A,B,C
Participants are assigned a section of daily solfège instruction according to a placement process on Monday, June 27. Classes include training in sight singing, ear training, intonation, memorization, dictation, harmonic hearing, and stylistic analysis.
Folk Music – MUSC 414A,B,C
Song materials are chosen from the many cultures represented in the United States. They include singing games and dances as well as songs appropriate for each level of instruction. Methods of research, collection and analysis are presented and participants have the opportunity to work in the HNU Folk Song Collection, an archive recognized by the Library of Congress.
Kodály Pedagogy – MUSC 410A,B,C
Strategies are presented for implementing the Kodály philosophy of education in the music classroom. Each level features a peer teaching forum, allowing participants to try out theory in practice.
- Level I: PK-1. Includes singing, voice exploration, movement to music, listening and improvisation, early melodic and rhythmic concepts and skill development.
- Level II: Grades 2-4. Continuation of elementary melodic and rhythmic concept and skill development, including reading and writing activities, memorization, and beginning part-work.
- Level III: Grades 5-8. Continuing and advanced pedagogical practice.
2017 SPECIAL SERIES TBA
2016 Special Series are outlined below.
2016 Choral Pedagogy Intensive with László Nemes
for students, community musicians, choral directors, community college teachers, high school choir directors
Friday, July 1 | 4.30pm – 7.30pm and Saturday, July 2 | 10.00am - 3.00pm
Description: László Nemeswill present a two session intensive for participants providing an opportunity to unpack and reflect on how literacy, ensemble, musical thinking and choral sound can developed in choirs using a Kodály approach.
Topics will include - the audition, the first rehearsal, ideas for warm-up, developing the choral sound, developing literacy, development of polyphonic skills in the rehearsal, score study and score preparation and intonation. Participants will learn activities, singing, games, teaching and rehearsal ideas designed to support and challenge the mixed ability choir. Repertory for choirs of different ability levels including SATB, and SSA material will be shared. Participants will also explore how to introduce Renaissance music, Romantic music and modern music to their choirs.
Repertoire will be provided. Please bring note-taking materials. For the Saturday session, please bring your lunch.
2016 Early Childhood Music Intensives with Helga Dietrich
for students, early childhood educators, parents, music teachers
Early Childhood Intensive 1: Twilight Series ‘Singing Adult, Singing Child’ MUSC403
Tuesday – Friday, July 5-8 |4.30pm – 8.00pm
Room: 405, Kennedy Building (Kodály Center Gallery)
Description: Reaching and understanding the young child through singing. Using musical interactions to build bridges in communication between adult and child.
Holy Names is delighted to announce the return of Helga Dietrich, internationally recognized as one of the most creative and dynamic figures in the field of early childhood music education. Explore the benefits of melodious and rhythmic speech, singing games and rhymes. Learn how to reach and understand the young child through singing. Understand how musical interactions build bridges in communication between adult and child. Helga will provide insights to her approach to working with young children and provide ample resources and strategies to develop your own singing skills.
Set text: Music in the Preschool (Katalin Forrai) will be available for purchase. Other notes will be provided.Please bring note-taking materials.
Early Childhood Intensive 2: ‘Preschool children’s holistic development through musical games’ MUSC404
Saturdays, July 2 and July 9 | 9.00am – 5.00pm
Room: 405, Kennedy Building (Kodály Center).
Description: Explore the benefits of melodious and rhythmic speech, singing games and rhymes. An imaginative and child centered approach to fostering creativity in music.
Learn how to support the holistic development of preschool children through musical games. This series will explore the use of age-appropriate and playful games and musical activities for the development of social, emotional, cognitive and musical skills in preschool children. In this course, participants will have the unique opportunity to observe Helga teach a lesson to a group of children ages 4-5. An imaginative and child centered approach to fostering the whole child through music.
Set text: Music in the Preschool (Katalin Forrai) will be available for purchase. Other notes will be provided. Please bring note-taking materials and your lunch.