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Kodály Institute at Capital
  • About the Program

    Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967) was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, linguist, educator, author and philosopher who inspired a revolution in the teaching of music in Hungary. He, together with colleagues, established new principles for music education now known as the Kodály Philosophy of music education.

    In 1980, Capital Graduate Gregory Von Stein ('77) and professor of music education Dr. Sandra Mathias established The Kodály Institute at Capital. Endorsed by the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, opportunities include:

    • Study with distinguished faculty of world-class master teachers 
    • Direct application and implementation of pedagogy into the classroom
    • Degree completed in a minimum of 3 summers
    • Endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators

    Preferred Tracks of Study

    The Kodály Institute students can choose one of two tracks of study:

    • Elementary Music Education with a Kodaly Emphasis
    • Secondary Choral Music Education with a Kodaly Emphasis

    Program Dates and Courses

    Summer Session  I - June 22 - July 10, 2015
    Summer Session II - July 13 - July 31, 2015

    Education Courses - Offered Summer I

    • Educational Psychology in the Music Classroom
    • Research in Music and Education
    • Foundations of Music Education (odd years)
    • Music Technology Seminar (even years)

    Music Courses - Offered Summer II

    • Choir
    • Conducting
    • Folk Song/Choral Research
    • Methodology
    • Musicianship

    Final Project

    All Masters students complete a final project. This can be done either during their final summer or the following school year. The final project should be scheduled with the program director. 

    Kodály Certification Progam

    For students interesting in pursuing certification in the Kodály philosophy, the Kodály Institute also offers a Certification Program.

    The Kodály Certification program offers students the opportunity to continue their education and learn how to fully implement the Kodály philosophy program into their classrooms.

     

    Apply Now

    Ready to get started? Find out how to apply to the Master of Music in Music Education program and get started on your application right away. If you have questions about whether the program is right for you, contact Anne Callahan at 614-236-6199 or acallahan@capital.edu.