Kodály Summer Institute 2013: Week in Hungary
Location: Kecskemét and Budapest, Hungary
Dates: July 21 - July 28, 2013 (ADMISSIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2013)
This study trip 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 in Kecskemét, birthplace of the composer, performer, conductor, pioneer ethnomusicologist, and educator.
The Kodály philosophy of music education began with the work and vision of Zoltån Kodály at the turn of the twentieth century in Hungary. Kodåly, along with his fellow composer Béla Bartok, worked to recapture Hungarian culture and solidarity from German-Austrian dominance using traditional song, instrumental music, and dance still alive in the Hungarian countryside.
Study in Hungary will provide students with a group of Kodåly specialists who offer course work that explores areas of current research and debate on Kodåly philosophy and praxis. The program in Hungary is designed as a supplementary experience to the three-week Kodåly Summer Institute held since 1989 at NYU Washington Square Campus. Buidling on its content, the program in Hungary will focus on four key areas: solfege, Kodåly methodology, traditional materials and research, and choral conducting with instruction by master artist faculty. Participants will take their new pedagogical learnings and repetory directly into their classrooms, working with children and adolescents. Special emphasis is given to details of sequential pedagogical practice in the classroom. The program will also include visits to important historic sites such as the Kodály Memorial Museum and Hungarian State Opera House. The Hungarian experience will undoubtedly unlock new understandings of the philosophy - a basis for interaction and sharing with other members of the Kodåly community in the New York area and in the network of Kodåly societies around the world.
All musician-educators, especially those with Kodály training, school administrators, and arts supervisors are encouraged to participate in this program.
NYU Graduate Students: Students from all NYU schools are encouraged to apply.
NYU Undergraduates: Qualified upper-level undergraduates (seniors with 96+ earned credits only) with related course work may be considered and will require approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor.
Non-NYU Students: Qualified graduate students from other Universities are encouraged to apply. Please refer to the directions for "Non-NYU Students" on the "How To Apply" page.
*Note to All Applicants: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.
Students can choose to take the program for credit or noncredit. Those students who choose the noncredit option will receive a certificate of completion, and those who choose to take the course for credit will register for the below course.
MPAME-GE 2148 - Music for Children: Kodály (3 credits)
Areas of study include: Solfege / Music Theory; Music History / Opera History; Choral Conducting (Special Workshops with Children's Choir); Folk Music / Ethnomusicology; Voice Pedagogy; Kodály Methodology
Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion
Jerry Kerlin, Director, Kodály Summer Institute
Anna Kovacs, Kodály faculty member
Non-credit participants will be exempt from the customary non-credit fee.
Graduate participants wishing to enroll for credit will pay the normal 2013 Graduate Tuition cost of $1367 per point.
Undergraduate participants enrolling in undergraduate course numbers will pay tuition reflecting the current undergraduate cost per point.
Housing & Activity Fee (including registration at the Kodaly Institute): $1200
For More Information
Program Administration: Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, 82 Washington Square East, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003; (t) 1-212-992-9380; (f) 1-212-995-4923; firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Content: Anna Kovacs, Kodály faculty member, and Jerry Kerlin, Director, Kodály Summer Institute, Education Building, 35 West 4th Street, Suite 777; (t) 1- 212-998-5774; email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.