Holy Names University offers a non-degree, post-baccalaureate course of study leading to a Kodály Specialist Certificate during the academic year for music teachers, choral conductors, church musicians, and performers. Students participate in the regular Kodály academic year program, gaining a fundamental grasp of the Kodály concept of music education through the core Kodály curriculum of solfège, choral conducting, choir, pedagogy, folk music and practicum. Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree in music or in a related field, and a high level of musical competency, teaching ability and professionalism demonstrable through departmental entrance examinations. All candidates are strongly encouraged to begin their studies with the annual Kodály Summer Institute.
Certificate Requirements (20 units)
- MUSC 243 A, B Folk Music (2,2)
- MUSC 244 A, B Solfège & Musicianship (2,2)
- MUSC 247 A, B Kodály Pedagogy (2,2)
- MUSC 281 A, B Choral Conducting (2)
- MUSC 296 A, B Practicum (3,3)
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