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Music Education Majors (1)

The Kodály Emphasis program track is a combination of the latest music education theory and hands-on application in both classes and workshops. Our faculty are distinguished scholars, including master educators from the Kodály Institute in Hungary. The program is 32 credit hours taken over the course of three summers. Upon graduation you will receive a Master of Music in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis as well as Kodály Certification.

Sample Classes

  • Kodály Methodology
  • Folk Song I, II, and III
  • Conducting I, II, and III
  • Research in Music Education
  • Music Psychology
Elevate your teaching and your musicianship.

A world-renowned Kodály program, really close to home.

Kodály Emphasis

In the mid-20th century, Hungarian composer, educator, and philosopher Zoltán Kodály revolutionized the teaching of music by training educators to help their students listen, understand, and evaluate music. Today, Capital’s Conservatory of Music is one of only a handful of universities that offers a program for teachers who want to earn the Kodály distinction. The program, taught by the Conservatory’s own master teachers, will prepare you to take your students and their music to a new level. During a few weeks over three summers, you’ll join other educators in classes, workshops, and performances where you will be challenged to think and lead in new ways. And you’ll be prepared to incorporate what you learn in the summer to your classes in the fall.


Tracks: Choral or Elementary Music


Average Class Size


Summers to your MMME degree

Explore this Program

Kodály Program Dates and Highlights

2024 Program Dates: July 8-26, 2024

Kodály Certification Courses

  • Choir 
  • Conducting 
  • Folk Song/Choral Research 
  • Methodology 
  • Musicianship 
  • Final Project
The MMME Kodály Program and Certificate

Program dates are scheduled in July of each summer. The Kodály Program is OAKE endorsed.

2023 Program Dates: July 10 - 28, 2023

Kodály Emphasis Highlights

  • Choose from two program tracks: Elementary Music Education or Secondary Choral Music Education

  • Non-degree certificate option is available

  • Immersive, hands-on classes

  • 32 credit hours and 3 summers to complete

  • Capital’s Kodály program is OAKE endorsed

Admission and Application

Applications for the Kodály Certificate program are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Application deadline is June 1, but application review and admission will continue beyond this date as space permits. In addition to the application, the following documents should also be included:

  • A 200-300 writing sample

  • Resume or curriculum vitae

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework

  • Names of three references

International students must demonstrate language proficiency by meeting TOEFL requirements. Additional details about the application and admission requirements can be found by visiting the MMME main page.

Certification Program Tuition and Fees
  • Registration fee: $25 (for first-time registration only)
  • 2023 Certification fee: $260 per semester hour
  • 2023 Lodging (optional) $291 per week (does not include linens), double occupancy with air conditioning. Please see Summer Housing for more information.

Karla Cherwinski, Director of the Kodály Institute

Capital University Conservatory of Music