Kodály Summer Institute in Hungary

Summer Programs

Kodály Summer Institute in Hungary

All musicians-educators, especially those with Kodály training, school administrators, and arts supervisors are encouraged to participate in this program. This program will help each participant place Kodály practice in its social context—among living Hungarians, master music teachers, and locations where the methodology was initiated and grew. Study will be undertaken at the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét, birthplace of the composer, performer, conductor, pioneer ethnomusicologist, and educator. Participants will join the second week of the 28th International Kodály Seminar and Kodály Art Festival organized by the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary.

Location: Kecskemét, Hungary
This is a non-credit program.

*You will be required to purchase your own roundtrip airline ticket to and from Budapest (or your other point of arrival and departure). You may contact our travel agent, who helped NYU Students in the past with air fair and possible hotel arrangements -- Eva Vidor Travel: travidor@verizon.net

Program Dates: July 24 - July 28, 2017 

Application Deadline:

March 15, 2017

Costs & Fees:

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$1,300 (Non-Credit Tuition)
TBA (Housing Cost)
International Applicant/Student Fee Information

Intended For:

Post-College and Graduate Students
Continuing Professionals

2017 Itinerary
  • Saturday evening, July 22, 2017: Leave New York for Budapest.
  • Sunday morning, July 23, 2017: Arrive Budapest.
  • Sunday afternoon, July 23, 2017: Train from Budapest airport to Kecskemét.
  • Sunday evening, July 23, 2017: Opening Reception in Kecskemét.
  • Monday–Friday, July 24–18, 2017: Attend classes at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ference Academy of Music.
  • Friday evening, July 28, 2017: Kodály Institute Chorus closing performance.
  • Saturday, July 29, 2018: Train from Kecskemét to Budapest and connection to flight home (or elsewhere) or elective stay in Budapest.

An optional fourth week has been planned in Hungary for Summer 2017, Saturday, 22 July–Saturday, 29 July. Participants will interact with the second week of the International Kodály Seminar and Kodály Art Festival, a biyearly summer program organized by the Kodály Institute of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Kecskemét, Hungary: Monday, 24 July through Friday, 28 July, 2017 (leave Saturday, 22 July, return Saturday, 29 July). Please see the Kodály Instiute website: www.kodaly.hu. Students will be supervised by Faculty member Anna (Panni) Kovács.

Housing & Meal Plan Information

Costs and Fees

 US StudentsInternational Students
Application Fee (paid at the end of Acceptd application) $55 $55
Non-credit Tuition Cost $1,300 $1,300
Housing (if on-campus) TBA TBA
Health Insurance Not Applicable $280 Comprehensive Plan

Accepted students will confirm their attendance once they have paid the enrollment deposit (detailed instructions provided in acceptance email). Residential students will have successfully registered for housing once they have paid the housing deposit and completed the housing application (sent via email after student confirms their attendance).

$150 Enrollment deposit:
  • Accepted applicants will make an enrollment deposit of $150 in order to confirm their attendance to their NYU MPAP Summer Program. Payment instructions are provided within the initial acceptance email.
$500 Housing deposit:
  • If staying in on-campus housing, students are required to pay a $500 deposit to reserve a space in housing.
  • The housing deposit is a portion of the housing charges, and is NOT a separate or added fee.
  • The housing deposit is applied to any housing charges on your bill. Any excess balance remaining will be applied to tuition fees or refunded to the student.

Please note: Application Fee, Enrollment Deposit and Housing Deposit are not refundable.

Paying the remaining balance

After paying the deposit(s), students are responsible for paying the remaining balance prior to the start of the program. While the remaining tuition may be posted immediately after deposits are made, the remaining housing bills are not sent until 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Payment by credit card is not accepted by the Bursar's office to pay remaining balances, please contact the Bursars Office directly for questions about payment.

All fees, tuition and housing costs are charged to the students eSuites (online student billing system and personal account) via the NYU Bursars Office. Read instructions on accessing the eSuites account.

For information, see the Summer Finances page.

Receiving Your Admission Decision

Scholarship & Financial Aid


Contact Us

Program Administration
Summer Programs
212 998 5438
mpap.summer@nyu.edu

Academic Content
Dr. Jerry Kerlin
Kodály Summer Institute, Director
212 998 5774
jerry.kerlin@nyu.edu