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Level 1

The following materials are required for your use during the session. Please bring the materials with you.

NOTE: West Music (westmusic.com, 800 397 9378) has the materials in stock. For free shipping, order before June 4. Mention that you are attending the session – or go directly to the following link designed specifically for the Norman session: westmusic.com/ou-norman

This link will take you directly to a custom page for your course on our West Music website where you will find information with your required books as well as a special promo code for free standard shipping.

 Solfege I and Conducting I

  • Szonyi, Erzsebet. Musical Reading and Writing, Volume I, Boosey and Hawkes, student edition.
  • Williams, Mark.  Two- part American Songs, Book II, Southern Music Company.
  • Crow, Edgar, A. Lawton, and W.G. Whittaker. The Folk Song Sight Singing Series, Books I and VIII, Oxford University Press.
  • Kodály, Zoltán. 333 Reading Exercises, Boosey and Hawkes.
  • “A” Tuning Fork
  • Choral and course packet (available at session)

Additional helpful materials: staff paper, some blank paper, 3 ring binder and dividers, and pencil

Black pants or skirt with solid color top in a bright color (jewel tones- red, blue, teal, purple, green, magenta, yellow, orange, etc.) for our final concert

Kodály Concept I

  • Brumfield, Susan. First, We Sing! Kodaly Inspired Teaching for the Music Class. Hal Leonard.
  • Brumfield, Susan. First, We Sing! Activity Cards. Hal Leonard.
  • Brumfield, Susan. First, We Sing! Teaching Strategies (Primary Grades): Rhythmic & Melodic Elements for Primary Grades. Hal Leonard.
  • Nelson, Joy. The Music Effect Kindergarten Book 1, Alfred Publications.
  • Nelson, Joy. The Music Effect Kindergarten Book 2, Alfred Publications.
  • binders and dividers for Brumfield materials and course packet
  • index card file box/card file for 4x6 sized cards
  • course packet (available at session)

Recommended Materials: The following materials are not required, but may be helpful to bring if you already own them.

  • Choksy, Lois. The Kodaly Method. Prentice Hall, 2000.
  • Daniel, Katinka. The Kodaly Approach; Method Book 1 and Transparency Masters 1 (Materials for Reading).
  • Houlahan, Micheal and Philip Tacka. Kodaly Today, A Cognitive Approach to Elementary Music Education, Oxford University Press 2008.
  • Robertson, Lamar and Ann Eisen. An American Methodology. Sneaky Snake Publications, 2010. Workbooks for upper grades.

Level 2

The following materials are required for your use during the session. Please plan to bring the materials with you.

NOTE: West Music has the materials in stock. Follow the link designed specifically for the Norman session: 

https://www.westmusic.com/summer-workshops/university-of-oklahoma-norman-kodaly/

This link will take you directly to a custom page for your course on our West Music website where you will find information with your required books. Use the promo code 8OUN-K (also listed on the course page) during check out to get the free shipping.

This offer is for free shipping on the entire order, so you are welcome to add other things to your order in addition to your course materials (standard exclusions apply).   

Please make sure that you place your order several weeks prior to the course to ensure that your order arrives in time. 

Solfege II and Conducting II

  • Szonyi, Erzsebet. Musical Reading and Writing, Volume II, Boosey and Hawkes, student edition.
  • Williams, Mark. Two- part American Songs, Book I, Southern Music Company.
  • Crow, Edgar, A. Lawton, and W.G. Whittaker. The Folk Song Sight Singing Series, Books V, VI, IX, Oxford University Press.
  • Choral and course packet (available at session)
  • “A” Tuning fork

Additional helpful materials: staff paper, some blank paper, 3 ring binder and dividers, and pencil

You will receive a CD of tonal patterns or you can elect to receive an mp3 email. If you choose the CD, have something on which to play it!

Black pants or skirt with solid color top in a bright color (jewel tones- red, blue, teal, purple, green, magenta, yellow, orange, etc.) for our final concert

Kodály Concept II

  • Brumfield, Susan. First, We Sing! Kodaly Inspired Teaching for the Music Class. Hal Leonard. (was used in Level 1)
  • Brumfield, Susan. First, We Sing! Activity Cards. Hal Leonard. (was used in Level 1)
  • Brumfield, Susan. First, We Sing: Teaching Strategies (Intermediate Grades): Rhythmic & Melodic Elements for Intermediate Grades. Hal Leonard.
  • Brumfield, Susan. First, We Sing: 100 Little Songs and Rhymes. Hal Leonard.
  • Erdie, Peter. 150 American Folk Songs to Sing, Read, and Play. Boosey and Hawkes, 2004.
  • binders and dividers for Brumfield materials and course packet
  • course packet (available at session)
  • “A” Tuning Fork
  • Other Level 1 materials

Recommended Materials: The following materials are not required, but may be helpful to bring if you already own them.

  • Choksy, Lois. The Kodály Method 1, 3rd Edition

Level 3

The following materials are required for your use during the session. Please plan to bring the materials with you. Please check your personal library as most of these materials were also used in Levels 1 or 2.

NOTE: West Music (westmusic.com, 800 397 9378) has the materials in stock. For free shipping, order before June 4. Mention that you are attending the session – or go directly to the following link designed specifically for the Norman session: westmusic.com/ou-norman

Solfege III and Conducting III

  • Crow, Edgar, A. Lawton, and W.G. Whittaker. The Folk Song Sight Singing Series, Books V, VI, IX, Oxford University Press. (V, VI and IX were used in Level 2)
  • Molnar, Antal. Classical Canons, Editio Musica Budapest.
  • “A” Tuning Fork
  • Choral and course packet (available at session)

Additional required materials: staff paper, blank paper, large 3 ring binder for materials, pencil, set of highlighters (need 4 colors), small straight edge ruler, colored pencils (black, brown, red and blue), and sharpener

Bring choral packet for Level 3 - given last summer- and review modes by listening to the tonal pattern CD or mp3

Black pants or skirt with solid color top in a bright color (jewel tones- red, blue, teal, purple, green, magenta, yellow, orange, etc.) for our final concert

Kodály Concept III

  • Bolkovac, Edward and Judith Johnson. 150 Rounds for Singing and Teaching, Boosey and Hawkes.

We will continue to use and refer to materials that you purchased in previous levels. While not essential, if you have any of the following in your library at home or school, you may wish to bring them with you for reference:

  • Houlahan, Micheal and Philip Tacka. Sound Thinking: Developing Music Literacy Vol. 2, Boosey & Hawkes, 2004.
  • Waterhouse, Celia, Lucy Allen, Elspeth Compton and Nandita Hollins. How Can I keep From Singing: Songs and Musical Activities from Around the World for 8-13 year olds, 2nd Edition. BKA (British Kodaly Association).
  • Choksy, Lois. The Kodály Method, Books 1 and 2. Prentice Hall, 2000.
  • Daniel, Katinka. Kodály Approach: Book III and Transparencies Level III.
  • Daniel, Katinka. Kodály Approach Book IV
  • Eisen, Ann and Lamar Robertson. An American Methodology, Sneaky Snake Publications, 2010. Workbooks for upper grades.
  • Houlahan, Micheal and Philip Tacka. Kodály Today. Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Collection(s) of folk songs, singing games, rounds, etc.

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If You Would Like to Prepare Materials/Assignments in Advance

There are two items that will need to be submitted before you can receive your Level 3 certificate. To save time and energy during the actual summer session, you are encouraged to collect and prepare these items in advance.

Folk Song Collection
The first item is an analyzed folk song collection. For final certification, the songs must be organized (1 song per page) in a notebook - or scanned and placed in an electronic file – whichever you prefer.

The requirement is 150 songs: 100 of your songs are already analyzed (you completed 50 in level 1 and about 50 more in Level 2). It may be that the song pages just need to be organized and put in a notebook. We will add another 50 or so songs during Level 3.

Folk song retrieval system
Along with your folk song collection, you need a copy of your folk song retrieval system. This system was initiated in level 1 or 2, so you may just need to pull this together and add the new songs. You can do your own system independently – or you may work with classmates to prepare a communal retrieval system.

Feel free to contact Dr. Gerber if you have any concerns or questions about either of these requirements.