Kodaly Institute

  • 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 Kodály Emphasis
    • Secondary Choral Music Education with a Kodály Emphasis

    Program Dates and Courses

    Summer Session I - June 27 - July 15, 2016
    Summer Session II - July 18 - August 5, 2016

    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.

    Capital University offers several Kodály books which can be purchased or ordered from our bookstore.
    » Download the Kodály book list

    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 Carli Isgrigg at 614-236-6546 or


  • Master of Music in Music Education

    Suzanne talks about her experience with the Masters of Music in Music Education program at Capital University.