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Kodály Courses for Current Students

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Current Students

If you are already enrolled as a graduate student in the School of Music, you may register for in the courses listed here.

Conducting I

Instructor:  Sandra D. Knudson

Conducting I, II, III will be one hour per day of Levels I, II, and III. Students will be involved in score study, teaching techniques and conducting. Children’s choir issues and music selection will also be addressed. Master class work in Level III may be videotaped if the student so wishes.

Solfege I

MUED 5562

Develop skills in aural discrimination, dictation, and sight singing with simple rhythmic and pentatonic/ diatonic patterns. Develop skills in practicing 2–part exercises, with attention to precise intonation and accurate rhythms.

Kodály Concept I

MUED 5553

Instructor: Bev Anyan

Review and discuss the educational contributions and philosophy of Zoltan Kodaly. Review and evaluate Kodály-based materials, process and curricula designed for children in the middle grades. Create, develop and share activities and resources relating to a Kodály-based sequence of instruction. Research, prepare and share concept plans for use in lower grades. Explore part singing and elemental harmonic development. Research and explore connections to art music appropriate for lower grades. Develop cross-referenced song collection.

Conducting II

Instructor:  Sandra D. Knudson

Conducting II will be one hour per day. Students will be involved in score study, teaching techniques and conducting. Children’s choir issues and music selection will also be addressed.

Solfege II

MUED 5572

Instructor:  Sandra D. Knudson

Strengthen skills in aural discrimination, dictation, and sight singing through the use of advanced rhythmic and modal patterns. Strengthen two - and three-part skills. Strengthen the ability to sing in the major and minor modes. Strengthen the ability to sing absolute letter names. Become acquainted with the Ionian, Aeolian, Mixolydian, Dorian, Lydian and Phrygian modes.

Kodály Concept II

MUED 5563

Instructor: Bev Anyan   

Review and discuss the educational contributions and philosophy of Zoltan Kodaly. Review and evaluate Kodály-based materials, process and curricula designed for children in the middle grades. Create, develop and share activities and resources relating to a Kodály-based sequence of instruction. Research, prepare and share concept plans for use in middle grades. Explore part singing and elemental harmonic development. Research and explore connections to art music appropriate for middle grades. Continue /develop cross-referenced song collection.

Folk Song Research

MUED 5582

Instructor: Dr. Casey Gerber

The course consists of lecture, presentation, class discussions, and performance of British ballads and other ballads found in the Americas and around the world.  Students will listen to, perform, and research ballads. Topics studied will include ballad scholars, ballad resources, and ballad/folk song analysis.

Conducting III

Instructor:  Sandra D. Knudson

Conducting III will be one hour per day. Students will be involved in score study, teaching techniques and conducting. Children’s choir issues and music selection will also be addressed. Master class work in Level III may be videotaped if the student so wishes.

Solfege III

Instructor:  Sandra D. Knudson

Strengthen skills in aural discrimination, dictation, and sight singing through the use of advanced rhythmic and modal patterns. Develop the ability to identify modulation and sing through it correctly using the proper solfege. Become fluent in the Ionian, Aeolian, Mixolydian, Dorian, Lydian and Phrygian modes. Be able to sing chords and their inversions in solfege.

Kodály Concept III

MUED 5573

Instructor: Dr. Joy Nelson

Identify and review Kodály-based curricula, materials and methodology designed for use in upper grades classrooms. Synthesize and apply knowledge and understanding acquired through investigation and discussion to specific problems and strategies in music education. Develop curricula, lesson plans and activities designed to prepare, practice, and assess skill and concept development in upper grades. Complete a personal retrieval-based folk song collection.