Institutions

Institutions and organizations that offer Kodály based instruction

 

University Education - Year Around:

Canada  Hungary  Poland  Spain  USA

University Education - Summer Courses:

Australia  Canada Hungary  Spain  United Kingdom USA

College Education - Teachers' Training Institutions

USA

College Education - Private Teachers' Training Organizations

Australia  Greece


University Education - Year Around

 

 Canada

Calgary
University of Calgary
Department of Music, 1500 University Dr, NW Calgary AB, Canada
Dean of Fine Arts Department: Dr. Ann Calvert
Head of the Music Department: Dr. Jeremy Brown
Kodály Professors: János Horváth, Jerry Kerlin and Elaine Quilichini
Level of degree that can be obtained: Bachelor in Music
Number of credit hours to obtain a degree: ca. 20
Average number of students: ca. 20
The program is available since 1984

HUNGARY

Budapest
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music
H-1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.
Rector: Dr. András Batta
www.lfze.hu

 

Kecskemét
Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music

H-6000 Kecskemét, Kéttemplom köz 1.
Director: Dr. László Norbert Nemes
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www.kodaly.hu

POLAND

Warsaw
Chopin Academy of Music
Dean of Music Education Department: Prof. Andrzej Banasiewicz
Professors involved in Kodály based teaching: K. Dadak-Kozicka, M. Janowska, M. Prośniak
There is no credits system at the Academy. Courses of Kodály's concept and of Folklore are necessary
to obtain the MA.
Average number of students: 24 this year, which is a typical number.
Methodology is provided since early 1990s; Folklore - since late 1970s.

Warsaw
Warsaw Academy of Music
Department of Music Education
Kodály's methodology and concept (30 hours).
Folklore (30 hours).

 Spain

Valladolid
SLKE Campus Virtual
Sociedad Liszt-Kodály de España
Liszt Society of Spain / Kodály Society of Spain
Vega 18, 47004 Valladolid (Spain)
Phone: +34 91.1868914 / Phone in other countries:
http://www.slke.org/contacto/telefonos
SLKE Campus Virtual - Kodály Courses On-line
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Director: Mr. Carlos Gallardo
Level of degree that can be obtained: Kodály Level I, Kodály Level II, Kodály Level III, Kodály Level IV, Kodály Level V, Kodály Level VI
Number of credit / hours necessary to obtain a diploma: 175 hours each /7 ECTS credits
Official diploma: university diploma issued by the Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes - UEMC (Spain)
SLKE and UEMC signed agreement in 2012
Average number of students participating per year: 25
The program is available since 1996 (previous years official diploma with agreement signed by SLKE and Ministerio de Educación de España)
For detailed information visit www.slke.org/campus.virtual

USA

Amherst
University of Massachusetts/Amherst
Department of Music and Dance
Fine Arts Center/UMass
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413-545-2227, FAX: 413-545-2092
Chair of Music, Dance Department and Music Education Department: Dr. T. Dennis Brown
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Professors involved in Kodály based teaching: Mary A. Epstein and Jonathan Rappaport
Level of degree that can be obtained: Master Degree in Music Education with an emphasis on Kodály
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree: 33, 15 of which may be in Kodály related study
The program is available since 2000.
Comments: This degree is in collaboration with the Kodály Music Summer Institute at New England Conservatory. Graduates of KMI at NEC may petition University of Massachusetts/Amherst to accept all credits toward their Master Degree in Music Education with a Kodály emphasis.

Canyon Country
Kodály Association of Southern California, University of Southern California
29147 Lotusgarden, Canyon Country, CA 91351
Contact Person: Connie Teffeteller
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Columbus
Capital University, Conservatory of Music
1 College and Main, Columbus, Ohio 43209-2394
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Dean: Lynn Roseberry
Professor involved in Kodály based teaching: Tracy Herrmann
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Level of Degrees: Undergraduate coursework: elementary methods class; Graduate: Master of Music in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis - Elementary Track and Choral Track; also: Capital in Hungary Honors program - semester study at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, Hungary.
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree: varies: Bachelor of Music - Elem. Methods = 3 sem. hrs., Sem in Hungary = 20 sem. hrs., student teaching = 5-10 sem. hrs.
How many students (average) absolve the Kodály course(s) yearly: Bachelor of Music - 8; Master of Music - 25
Since when has the program been available: Bachelor of Music coursework: 1979; Summer Course: 1980; Master of Music: 1998
Program was begun by: Professor Emerita: Dr. Sandra L. Mathias and Capital University and the Kodály Center of America alum: Gregory von Stein.

Denton
University of North Texas
CCSME PO Box 310818, Denton, TX 76203
Contact Person: Julie Scott
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Fresno
California State University at Fresno
Department of Music
2380 East Keats Ave., Fresno, CA 93740
Contact Person: Wendy March
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Lake Charles
McNeese State University
Department of Music
PO Box 92175, Lake Charles, LA 70609
Contact Person: Ann Eisen
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Lincoln
Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 St. Paul Ave. Lincoln, NE 68504
Contact Person: Jeannette Young
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Manitowoc
Silver Lake College, Kodály Programs
2406 South Alverno Rd. Manitowoc, WI 54220-9319
Contact Person: Sr. Lorna Zemke
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New York
New York University
Office of Special Programs, School of Education
82 Washington Square East
New York, NY 100003-6644
Contact Person: Brenda Bush
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Norman
The University of Oklahoma
School of Music Kodály Program
500 W. Boyd, Norman, OK 73019
Dean: Dr. Larry Mallett
Name of the Professor involved in Kodály based teaching: Dr. Joy Nelson
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Level of degree(s) that can be obtained with emphasis on Kodály training:
MME (Master of Music Education) with Kodaly emphasis
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) with Kodaly emphasis
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree:
32 semester credit hours for MME
93 semester credit hours for PhD
Average number of students: 15
The program has been available since 1985.

Oakland
Holy Names University, Kodály Center
3500 Mountain Blvd. Oakland, CA 94619
http://kodaly.hnu.edu
Director of Kodály Center: Anne Laskey
Name(s) of the Professor(s) involved in Kodály based teaching: Gemma Arguelles, Anne Laskey, János Horváth
Level of degree(s) that can be obtained with emphasis on Kodály training: Master of Music in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree: 32 graduate units
Average number of students: 12-16 students.
The program was founded in 1969, providing summer course work. The academic year masters degree was offered beginning in 1974.
Contact Person: Anne Laskey
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Portland
Portland State University
Music Department
PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751
Contact Person: David Jimerson
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Provo
Brigham Young University
C-550 HFAC School of Music, Provo UT 84602
http://www.byu.edu/music/
Director: Dr. David M. Randall
Professors involved in Kodály based teaching: Dr. Jerry L. Jaccard, Susan H. Kenney, Cynthia V. Richards, Monica Call, Jean Appolonie
Level of degree that can be obtained: Bachelor of Music with Elementary Music Education Emphasis
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree: 132
The program is available since 1993
Comments: This is a double-major, 5-year program.

San Marcos
Southwest Texas State University, Kodály Certificate Program
601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666
Contact Person: Patricia Moreno
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St. Paul
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., LOR 103, St. Paul, MN 55105-1096
Contact Person: Robin Mohs
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Tempe
Arizona State University
School of Music
PO Box 870405, Tempe, AZ 85287-0405
Contact Person: Sandra L. Stauffer
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West Hartford
The Hartt School, University of Hartford

200 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117
Contact Person: Glen Adsit
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University Education - Summer Courses

 

AUSTRALIA

Brisbane
This program is run through the Cuskelly College of Music and is linked with the University of New England (NSW, Australia – contact Assoc Prof Hays This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Australian Catholic University (Australia – contact, Dr James Cuskelly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Hungary – contact Dr László Norbert Nemes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Coordinator of the Summer program: James Cuskelly
Professors involved in Kodály based teaching: Dr James Cuskelly, Dr László Norbert Nemes, Ms. Réka Csernyik, Mrs Judith Johnson, Mrs Gail Godfrey, Ms Maree Hennessy, Mrs Jennifer Teh, Mrs Tess Laird, Mr Daniel Crump, Mr Andrew Pennay, Mr Timothy Sherlock, Mr Anthony Young
Level of degree that can be obtained: Australian Kodály Certificate, Post-graduate credit arrangements with Australian Catholic University, University of New England, Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree: Australian Kodály Certificate requires 180 hours of contact time + additional study and practice time. This time allocation is the basis of postgraduate credit with the University programs.
Average number of students: Approx. 160 per year
Since when is the program available?: Since 1989
Comments: Initially run in conjunction with Holy Names College (California), and then held at the University of Queensland, the Summer School Music Program is now run through the Cuskelly College of Music, directed by Dr James Cuskelly.

CANADA

Calgary
University of Calgary
Department of Music, 1500 University Dr, NW Calgary AB, Canada
Coordinator of the Summer program: Susan Drayson
Professors involved in Kodály based teaching: János Horváth, Ardelle Ries, Kati Dornian, Susan Drayson, Elaine Quilichini, Maureen Chafe and others
Level of degree that can be obtained: Master in Music Education
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree: ca. 10 half courses
Average number of students: ca. 40

HUNGARY

Budapest
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music
H-1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.
Rector: Dr. András Batta
www.lfze.hu

Esztergom
Dunakanyar Művészeti Nyári Egyetem
TIT Komárom-Esztergom Megyei Egyesülete
Director: László Katona
H-2801 Tatabánya, Kossuth u. 106.
Fax: +36-34-311-676

Kecskemét
Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music
H-6000 Kecskemét, Kéttemplom köz 1.
Director: Dr. László Norbert Nemes
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www.kodaly.hu

 Spain

Valladolid
SLKE Campus Presencial
Sociedad Liszt-Kodály de España
Liszt Society of Spain / Kodály Society of Spain
Vega 18, 47004 Valladolid (Spain)
Phone: +34 91.1868914 / Phone in other countries:
http://www.slke.org/contacto/telefonos
SLKE Campus Presencial - Kodály Courses
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Director: Mr. Carlos Gallardo
Level of degree that can be obtained: Kodály Level I, Kodály Level II, Kodály Level III, Kodály Level IV, Kodály Level V, Kodály Level VI
Number of credit / hours necessary to obtain a diploma: 175 hours each /7 ECTS credits
Official diploma: university diploma issued by the Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes - UEMC (Spain)
SLKE and UEMC signed agreement in 2012
Average number of students participating per year: 18
The program is available since 1996 (previous years official diploma with agreement signed by SLKE and Ministerio de Educación de España)
For detailed information visit www.slke.org/campus.presencial

United Kingdom

Leicester
British Kodály Academy International Summer School at University of Conference Centre

Director: Gillian Earl
Professors involved in Kodály based teaching: Helga Dietrich, Lucinda Geoghegan, Magda Graf-Forrai, Judit Hartyányi, Lenke Igó, Alan Murdock, Klára Nemes, Sarolta Platthy, Alison Renvoize, David Vinden, Nicky Woods Level of degree that can be obtained with emphazis on Kodály training: Certificate of Professional Practice (Kodály) available at Summer School, either Early Years or Primary. Attainment of both certificates qualifies as graduate Diploma.
Those not following above Certificate courses receive intensive Solfege training and Kodály Methodology, Choral Conducting and Choral Singing, and choose various other options. How many students absolve the Kodály course yearly: 80-90
The program is available since 1981
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www.britishkodalyacademy.org

USA

Baltimore
The American Kodály Institute, Loyola College in Maryland
4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21210
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Director: Amy Branum Huggins
Professors involved in Kodály based teaching: Amy Branum Huggins, Betty Bertaux, Laurdella Foulkes-Levy, Magdalena Fitzsimmons
Level of degree that can be obtained: Master's degree
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree:36
How many students absolve the Kodály course yearly: 30-40
The program is available since 2001 as a certificate program and since 2007 as a master’s degree program.
The Master of Education in Kodály Music Education is a four-level program, to be completed during four summer sessions, with students earning 9 credits each summer.
There may be some changes of professors in 2007.

Boston
Kodály Music Institute at New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115
Directors: Mary A. Epstein and Jonathan Rappaport
Professors involved in Kodály based teaching: Lilla Gábor, Sean Deibler, Jonathan Rappaport, Charlyn Bethell, Betty Hillmon, Karrie Chan Lam, Martha Holmes, Joanne Crowell, Mary Epstein, Pamela Wood, Ivy Rawlins, Gabor Viragh, Susan Cleveland, Timea Szijarto, Judith Kotok
Level of degrees that can be obtained: Kodály Music Teacher's Certificate endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators (3 week each summer for 3 summers - 180 contact hours)
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree:18 graduate credits
The program is available since 1998

Columbus
Capital University, Conservatory of Music
1 College and Main, Columbus, Ohio 43209-2394
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Director: Dr. Sandra Mathias
Professors involved in Kodály based teaching: Bruce Swank, Julie Swank, Joan Litman, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Lenke Igó Sandra Mathias, (summer 02 - Péter Erdei and Márta Erdei)
Level of degree that can be obtained with emphazis on Kodály training: Master of Music in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree: Masters degree: Currently: 30 semester hours. This will change to 32 semester hours for entering students in June 2005.
How many students absolve the Kodály course yearly: 55
The program program began at Capital in 1980. The Masters program began in 1998.

Norman
The University of Oklahoma
School of Music Kodály Program
500 W. Boyd, Norman, OK 73019
Director: Dr. Joy Nelson
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Names of the Professors involved in Kodály based teaching: Dr. Joy Nelson, Dr. Casey Gerber, Sandra Knudson, Bev Garner, and others
Level of degree(s) that can be obtained with emphasis on Kodály training:
MME (Master of Music Education) with Kodaly emphasis
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) with Kodaly emphasis
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree:
32 semester credit hours for MME
93 semester credit hours for PhD
Average number of students: 15
The program has been available since 1981.

Oakland
Holy Names University, Kodály Center for Music Education
Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619
510-436-1314
An OAKE Endorsed Program
Levels: I, II, III; 6 graduate credits per level, including musicianship, conducting, choir, pedagogy, and folk music
Special Sessions: Musicianship class for high school students, HNU Summer Chorus Camp for grades 3-6
Name(s) of the Professor(s) involved in Kodály based teaching: Gemma Arguelles, Judit Hartyányi, Anne Laskey, Hélène Matters, Gail Needleman, Ildikó Salgado, Fran Smith
Special Sessions: Musicianship class for high school students, July 1-5; HNU Summer Chorus Camp for grades 3-6, July 8-12
Level of degree(s) that can be obtained with emphasis on Kodály training: Master of Music in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis
Other Information - Level I studies apply towards summer certification or the Masters of Music in Music Education, an academic year degree program that includes supervised teaching. $5,000 Kodály Fellowships for the master’s program only.
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree: 32 graduate units
Average number of students: 12-16 students.
The program was founded in 1969, providing summer course work. The academic year masters degree was offered beginning in 1974.
Contact Person: Anne Laskey
http://www.hnu.edu/kodaly
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Provo
Brigham Young University
C-550 HFAC School of Music
Provo UT 84602
http://music.byu.edu/
Director: Dr. Jerry L. Jaccard
Professors involved in Kodály based teaching: Jerry L. Jaccard, Lenke Igó, Márta Szabó, Susan H. Kenney, Cynthia V. Richards, Jean Appolonie, Martha Sargent
Level of degrees that can be obtained: OAKE-endorsed Kodály Certification
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree: 9 graduate credit hours required for the basic Kodály Certificate
Average number of students participating yearly: 12-15 graduate each summer
The program is available since 1995.
Comment: We are waiting for approval of a masters degree program in elementary music, of which the Kodály Summer Course will be an important component.


College Education - Teachers' Training Institutions

 

USA

Plano
Plano Independent School District
Director: Kathy Kuddes, Director of Fine Arts
Professors involved in Kodály based teaching: Kathy Kuddes, Jim Lovell, Karen Gentry, Liz Turner
Level of degree that van be obtained: Level III Kodály Certification
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree: 250 contact hours
Average number of students participating: 10-15
The program is available since 2001
Comments: The goal of this program is to train all new elementary teachers to the Plano school district in the Kodály approach as supported in our curriculum documents.

 


College Education - Private Teachers' Training Organizations

 

AUSTRALIA

Brisbane
This program is run through the Cuskelly College of Music and is linked with the University of New England (NSW, Australia – contact Assoc Prof Hays This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Australian Catholic University (Australia – contact, Dr James Cuskelly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Hungary – contact Dr László Norbert Nemes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Coordinator of the Summer program: James Cuskelly
Professors involved in Kodály based teaching: Dr James Cuskelly, Dr László Norbert Nemes, Ms. Réka Csernyik, Mrs Judith Johnson, Mrs Gail Godfrey, Ms Maree Hennessy, Mrs Jennifer Teh, Mrs Tess Laird, Mr Daniel Crump, Mr Andrew Pennay, Mr Timothy Sherlock, Mr Anthony Young
Level of degree that can be obtained: Australian Kodály Certificate, Post-graduate credit arrangements with Australian Catholic University, University of New England, Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree: Australian Kodály Certificate requires 180 hours of contact time + additional study and practice time. This time allocation is the basis of postgraduate credit with the University programs.
Average number of students: Approx. 160 per year
Since when is the program available?: Since 1989
Comments: Initially run in conjunction with Holy Names College (California), and then held at the University of Queensland, the Summer School Music Program is now run through the Cuskelly College of Music, directed by Dr James Cuskelly.

 

GREECE

Athens
Greek Kodály Conservatory and Institute
Kyprou 61, Halandri, GR-15233 Athens
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Director: Michalis Patseas
Professor involved in Kodály based teaching: Michalis Patseas
Level of degree that van be obtained: Degree of Professional Training in Kodály Method and Choir Conducting.
No official Greek state Leveling, because there is no legal provision for it.
Number of credit hours necessary to obtain a degree: 6 semesters - 70 obligatory hours per semester
Average number of students participating: 3-6 every year
The program is available since 1989. (1992, the 8 first degrees)
Comments: The program is offered in collaboration with the “Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music” in Kecskemét, Hungary, according to an agreement signed in 1990. Every year professors from the Hungarian Institute supervise the final exams.
The Greek Kodály Conservatory and Institute is a private institution functioning as a -Conservatory” under the supervision of the Greek Ministry of Culture.
It offers full music studies for students of any age and any level, from kindergarten up to a professional Teacher's Degree or a Soloist's Diploma, in many instrumental, vocal and theoretical music fields.
It is a member of the “Greek National Music Council “ UNESCO”, a member of the Greek “Union of Private Music Education Institutions” and an “Affiliated Institution of the IKS.”