everyone a musician



2015 Kodály Music Institute of Anna Maria College
18th Summer Session
Music Teachers, discover what awaits you!
June 29 - July 17, 2015 at the Fay School, Southborough, Massachusetts

The Kodály Music Institute is an innovative and rewarding summer study program for music educators and performing musicians who wish to strengthen their music skills and music teaching. The goal is for teachers to become better musicians and learn how to help each student become a better musician.

Music Teacher Professional Development Courses include:

New this summer!  Two certificate tracks to choose from:

  • Choral Track 

  • General Music Track 


Special this summer!
1 Graduate Credit Music Teacher's Repertoire and Strategies with Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, New England Dancing Masters fame who are  versatile and widely respected performing and teaching artists who for the past twenty years have dedicated themselves to traditional song, dance and storytelling.July 13-17, 2015 1:30-4:30 pm. The Amidon course may be taken separately and is included at no extra cost in the Kodály Certificate Levels I, II, III.

6 Graduate Credits Kodály Certificate Levels I, II, III
2 Graduate Credits Level IV ~ Thesis
1 Graduate Credit Post Certificate Refresher ~ Create your own course of study in: pedagogy, solfege, conducting, or observations of Vocal Vacation.
1 Graduate Credit Introduction to Kodály ~ Attend all classes during Week 1.
1 Graduate Credit BAKE (Boston Area Kodály Educators) ~ Fall, 2015 workshops: http://www.bostonareakodaly.org/

Summer music classes run daily (except July 4) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Fay School, Southborough, near Boston, Massachusetts and are accessible via the Commuter Rail. Participants may also avail themselves of the reasonably-priced Fay School Dormitory and Meal plans.

Kodály Certification and Master's Degree

Earn 18 credits in 3 Levels over 3 summers toward the Kodály Music Teacher Certificate endorsed by OAKE (Organization of American Kodály Educators).

Apply credits to the Master Degree in Education with Kodály Emphasis at Anna Maria College. The Master's Degree includes Massachusetts State Professional Teaching License General/Instrumental K-12.

Special Features

All participants will sing in the Choir and perform with Vocal Vacation students in the Gala Concert, date TBA.

Participants will observe the Kodály philosophy in action with children ages 8-15 in the concurrent Vocal Vacation, a youth music summer camp program offered jointly by Fay School and the Kodály Music Institute.
Watch their performance in 2009: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS-aNMhw75I


From our participants:
"A most rewarding musical experience. Every minute was well-planned, engaging, totally relevant, challenging and sparked my interest in wanting to learn more. The Music Education faculty, an outstanding group of scholars and teachers are knowledgeable and present the materials in a professional, supportive manner."

Free Events - Open to the Public
Visitor's Day ~ All are welcome to observe the Kodály Music Institute and Vocal Vacation
July 9, 2014, 8:30-4:30 pm.


Gala Concert ~ featuring the KMI Choir and Vocal Vacation Choir
Date and Time TBA
Fay School, Southborough MA


For information contact:
Dr. Mary Epstein: mepstein@kodalymusicinstitute.org
For the online application: https://www.annamaria.edu/academics/kmi-at-amc/apply-kmi
For registration, tuition, fees, Master's Degree information: http://www.annamaria.edu/academics/kmi-at-amc

The Kodály Music Institute Board of Directors are ready to answer any questions.
Dr. Mary Epstein (
Jonathan Rappaport ()
Joanne Crowell ()
Margie Callaghan ()
Dr. Brian G. Michaud ()
Susie Petrov ()