We are planning to run this program in-person for summer 2022; however, we must remain flexible in our response to COVID-19 developments. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are our primary concerns, so remote workshops may be a necessary alternative. This page will be updated as soon as guidance from NYU central is available.
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.
June 28 – July 16, 2021
Student Orientation, Sunday, June 27, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
May 28, 2021
Rolling registration available until the program start or until full.
$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
Post-College and Graduate Students
Special one-week offering
(July 12-16, 8:30-10:30am)
Kodály Musicianship Workshop
with Dr. László Nemes
Director, Kodály Institute
of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary
Registrants have the chance to participate in specific and individual classes of the total Kodaly Summer Institute instead of the full course via these special workshop offerings.
One of Kodály’s composition students, Pál Kadosa, who was one of the most remarkable piano professors of the Liszt Academy of Music in the second half of the last century, once mentioned how Kodály lacked any methodical approach to teaching: “Someone once asked Kodály what was his preferred method of teaching? Kodály answered: ‘my method is that I do not have a method.’ ‘This was typical of Kodály,’ said Kadosa. ‘Music and the student was always his point of departure.’”
This interactive and practice-based seminar aims at investigating how current music educational practices, generally associated with the term "Kodály method”, correspond with Kodály’s original ideas as expressed in his various speeches, writings and interviews collected in the three-volume book In Retrospect, edited by the late Ferenc Bónis.
Active participation is expected from each attendee. The music material of the seminar, included in the lectures, will cover many different genres and style periods of traditional and Western classical music. Students completing the Workshop will be given a Certificate of Attendance.
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.
Dr. Jerry Kerlin, email@example.com
Kodály Summer Institute 2021 Faculty
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.
New York University remains the only campus in metropolitan New York offering Kodály certification on a noncredit and graduate credit basis.