Kodály Institute Certification Program
2020 workshops canceled
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the cancellation of our University of Oklahoma Kodály Institute courses for Summer 2020. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the university cancelled all in-person classes for the entire summer. In addition, the university stated, “All in-person events on all three campuses are suspended through at least July 31. This restriction includes events that are not University-sponsored as well, including conferences, camps, symposia, and social gatherings.”
Obviously, we are not happy that our program must take a break this summer, interrupting the positive momentum of which you all have been a part. I had considered how online training might look for us in order to make the courses available. However, I know that would not be as meaningful and informative as the “in-person” training would be. A major part of our time together involves playing games, singing, dancing…in short…being together, face to face. I’m not willing to sacrifice the significant depth of learning and personal experiences just to keep us all “on track.”
We will pick back up during the Summer of 2021 by offering the same levels (Levels 1 and 3) that we would have offered this summer in Norman. I’m still not sure as to what the exact dates will be in June. It will either be June 14-25, 2021 or June 21-July 2, 2021. The faculty and I will get that nailed down in plenty of time for you to know the details. I don’t think that anyone, or anyone’s district, has paid any money for registration. If you find out that a payment was made for your enrollment, and we need to figure out how to refund, just let me know.
In the meantime, continue the good work you are doing in your (virtual) classrooms and in your communities. Remind your colleagues of the tremendous opportunity that awaits them through Kodály training and encourage them to join you in 2021. Finally, start planning for your own attendance in our courses when we can be together again.
Dr. Casey Gerber
The University of Oklahoma offers Kodály certification through credit courses and workshops. All students participating in this certification program should register.
For students and teachers who are not currently enrolled in the School of Music, the University of Oklahoma offers a certification summer workshops for Kodály levels 1-3. The Kodály levels offered and the locations of the workshop(s) vary from year to year.
See the boxes below for the dates and locations of the workshop(s) offered this year. Some workshops are offered at the Norman campus, and some are offered at the Tulsa campus.
Kodály Level 1
June 15-26, 2020
University of Oklahoma
Kodály Level 3
June 15 - 26, 2020
University of Oklahoma