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 (contact Dr. Jason Thompson, Director of Music Education, firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Kodály Summer Institute is endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators.
June 27 – July 15, 2022
- Required Student Orientation: Sunday, June 26, 2022, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
- Holiday: Monday, July 4, 2022, The Fourth of July. No classes.
- Students should plan to stay through the NYU Kodály 2022 Concert and Banquet, Friday, July 15, 2022, Concert: 3:00–4:30 p.m., Banquet: 5:00–7:00 p.m.
- Three Levels (1, 2, and 3). One Level for each of three summers (hopefully consecutive).
May 15, 2022
Rolling registration available until the program start or until full *for students who are NOT in need of housing.
Costs and Fees
$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$1,836 (Non-Credit Workshop Tuition)
$6,200 Estimated Graduate Tuition (3 Graduate Credits) for Each Level.
$1,752 (On-Campus Housing $1,212, Required Meal Plan $540)
Scholarships Competition for Members of the Organization of American Kodály Educators (see oake.org).
Post-College and Graduate Students
Special One-Week Offering
July 11 – 15, 2022, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. (Monday – Thursday), 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. (Friday)
Kodály Musicianship Workshop
with Dr. László Nemes
Director, Kodály Institute
of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary
The Kodály Musicianship Workshop is part of the course work of the three-week program. Outside students are allowed to register for this workshop only.
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 art music. Students completing the Workshop will receive 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.
Kodály Summer Institute 2022 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.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NYU has in place ongoing public health measures and requirements to ensure the safety of all University community members.
Costs, payment procedures, scholarships, cancellation/refund policy, and financial aid details for our summer programs.
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