Pre-requisite: Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Performance, Education or related work

Taste of Kodály: Introduction to Kodály Teaching

  • KMI TOK 1 Graduate Credit, 22.5 hrs
  • Dates: July 10-14
  • Times: 8:30 am -12:00 pm
  • Instructor: Dr. Brian Michaud

Experience first hand and learn what the Kodály approach is all about! Participants will learn and practice a varied repertoire of songs and games and activities. Classes in personal musicianship training and pedagogy are part of this course. In addition, participants will have the invaluable opportunity to observe young people in the FaySummer music classes and choir rehearsals taught by Kodály master teachers.

Observation of FaySummer Choir Camp classes and rehearsals

  • KMI 503  1 Graduate Credit, 22.5 hrs
  • Dates: July 17-21, 2017
  • Times: 8:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Instructor: Katie Bach

Be inspired as you watch children in Kodály- style music classes and choir rehearsals.

Choral Music Repertoire and Strategies

  • KMI 511 1 Graduate Credit, 22.5 hrs
  • Dates: July 5, 6, 7, 2017
  • Times: 12:00- 5:00 pm
  • Instructor: Dr. Alyson Shirk

Enjoy three days of Kodály inspired choral exploration with conductor and teacher, Dr. Alyson Shirk. Learn how ear-training and score notation reading can empower your singers to read proficiently and joyfully sing in tune. Expand your use of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic rehearsal techniques to engage your choir’s focus and attention. Learn strategies that will transform your rehearsal into an integrative environment for a healthy voice and blended and balanced choral sound. Come away with accessible choral gems for unison, two part, SSA, SAB and SATB choirs that will enhance your choral programming, grip your students, and delight your audiences.

Choir Conductor’s Toolbox

  • KMI 810 1 Graduate Credit, 22.5 hrs
  • Dates: July 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Times: 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
  • Instructors: David Hodgkins & Gábor Virágh

David Hodgkins and Gábor Virágh will team-teach this course aimed at sharpening your ears and conducting skills. This course will be focused on the needs of choir directors. Solfège classes will practice chromaticism and harmonic singing with chords with many color tones! The conducting classes will focus on score preparation, baton technique, rehearsal technique, and the ability to realize a score in real time as the piece is being performed. Repertoire will include excerpts by Bach and Mozart, among others, and the final sessions will add a string quartet to the ensemble in order to work with the combination of voices and strings. Participants will practice using full scores.

This course is best for those who have the Kodály Teaching Certificate level of experience with moveable do solfège and who are conducting high school and adult SATB ensembles or advanced youth choirs.


Pre-requisite: Bachelor’s degree and successful completion of the Kodály Music Teaching Certificate or related experience.

 PC- Conducting

  • KMI 807 1 Graduate Credit, 22.5 hrs
  • Dates: July 8 and weekdays July 10-21, 2017
  • Times: scheduled between 1:00 and 3:30 pm
  • Instructor: David Hodgkins

Designed for “lifers” those who just can’t stop studying with David Hodgkins. PC conducting expands beyond regular Level III experiences focusing on complex meters, score preparation, more complex use of ambidexterity in conducting practices, and memorization of scores. Famed for his uncanny ability to differentiate instruction, David will take you where you are and elevate you to levels beyond.

 PC- Solfège

  • KMI 808 1 Graduate Credit, 22.5 hrs
  • Instructor: Gábor Virágh
  • Dates: July 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10-14, 2017
  • Times: scheduled between 8:00 am and noon

Designed for those who just can’t stop studying with Gábor Virágh. Post Certificate solfège expands beyond regular Level III experiences focusing on chromaticism, harmonic progressions, multiple clefs, and music so beautiful it makes you weak in the knees. This option is for those have earned a Kodály Music Teaching Certificate but is open to others who already have very strong moveable “do” solfège sight-singing skills.

 PC- Pedagogy

  • KMI 809 1 Graduate Credit, 22.5 hrs
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Dates: July 5- 21, 2017
  • Times: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Designed for those who wish to expand their annotated song collections and retrieval systems, this mentored independent study course includes research into any musical areas of interest to the participant. This course goes beyond the regular Level III experience by creating a focused song collection with strategies for teaching. Students will have the opportunity to observe KMI Pedagogy and FaySummer students’ solfège classes and choir rehearsals.

Level IV Thesis; Annotated Song Collection and Research for Curriculum Development

  • KMI 800 2 Graduate Credits, 45 hrs
  • Dates: July 5- July 21, 2017
  • Times: TBA
  • Instructor: TBA

This course is an independent-study project under the supervision of one of KMI’s master instructors. Class members will work with the instructor and classmates both in individual and group settings weekly, with the bulk of the work being accomplished independently. The goal of the course is to develop a personal song collection and retrieval system that will enable a teacher to quickly access applicable teaching materials for nearly any element, concept, or skill area. Post certificate students may use this research and curriculum development course to support their own situations and interests.