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Kodály Summer Institute 2021

Music Education

The Kodály Summer Institute will be conducted remotely for Summer 2021.

The NYU Steinhardt Kodály Summer Institute is open to students as a noncredit summer course. Students may also take the course for 3 graduate credits. Students who enroll in the summer master's degree program may take all three levels of the NYU Steinhardt Kodály Summer Institute toward fulfillment of degree requirements, ending with both a master's degree in Music Education and Kodály certification.

The Kodály Summer Institute is endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators.

Program Dates

June 28 – July 16, 2021

Application Deadline

April 12, 2021

Costs and Fees

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$1,403 (Reduced Tuition)
TBD (Graduate Credit Tuition in 2020: $5,262, 3-Credit Course)
Scholarships and Financial Aid Available

Intended For

Post-College and Graduate Students
Continuing Professionals

The Kodály Summer Institute serves both graduate musicians-educators and those who have worked in the field—all who would like to enrich their skills in creating curriculum and delivering pedagogy in a Kodály-inspired music classroom. Participants experience and collect traditional (folk) materials that can be sequenced with the intention of leading their young music makers toward the goals of music literacy and musical understanding. Course work includes:

  • Levels 1, 2, and 3; one level each for three summers
  • Noncredit or 3 graduate credits available for each level
  • Preschool through secondary school methodology
  • Ear training using movable tonic solfege
  • Vocal skills for children, adolescents, and adults
  • Choral ensemble
  • Choral conducting
  • Materials and skills for starting a chorus at elementary and middle school levels
  • Traditional (folk) materials and research
  • Movement through singing games
  • Extending Kodály to the recorder

Audition Requirements

Kodály Summer Institute does not have any audition requirements, however, there are program-specific questions that you will need to complete within the online application.

For Kodaly graduate credit-bearing application instructions, write to Josh Bailey.

Institute Director

Dr. Jerry Kerlin,

Kodály Summer Institute 2020 Faculty

Jerry Kerlin

Music Adjunct Faculty

Anna (Panni) Kovács

Summer Adjunct Faculty

László Norbert Nemes

Kodály Summer Faculty

Giocille Shaw

Kodály Summer Faculty

Heather Waters

Kodály Summer Faculty

Kodály and Music Education

Following his folk-song collecting with Béla Bartók in Hungary in the early 1900s, Zoltán Kodály had a vision—a monumental idea that music, like language, could be taught artistically using the authentic traditional (folk) materials of any given culture.

Course Descriptions

New York University remains the only campus in metropolitan New York offering Kodály certification on a noncredit and graduate credit basis.

Summer 2021 Application

The 2021 summer programs application is open. Start your application today!


Costs and Fees

Costs, payment procedures, scholarships, and financial aid details for our summer programs.

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Cancellations and Refund Policy

Updated for 2021 in response to COVID-19 and NYU’s move to remote learning.

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Contact Us

Program Administration
Summer Programs
212 998 5438

Academic Content 

Dr. Elise Sobol
Music Education Program, Director
212 998 5778

Dr. Jerry Kerlin
Kodály Summer Institute, Director
212 998 5774