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  • Kodály Institute
  • Music

  • Kodály Institute

    Nationally OAKE-Endorsed Program:  The MSUM Summer Kodály Institute has recently received national endorsement from OAKE (Organization of American Kodály Educators).  The MSUM Institute is one of only 25 OAKE-endorsed programs in the United States.

    The Summer Kodály Institute is a graduate-level program designed for qualified educators and supervisors at every level of musical instruction from elementary, junior and senior high school through college and university. To achieve a Graduate Certificate in Kodály, participants must complete all three sequential courses in the program. The courses are taught by an exceptional  and passionate group of certified Kodály instructors in a friendly, supportive, and educationally-focused environment.

    The Kodály philosophy of music education is a sequential, child developmental program based on folk songs and art music. The concept is an experience-based approach to teaching that leads to literacy through the development of basic musical skills and musicianship by reading, writing and performing music.  Participants will peer teach, perform in an ensemble, conduct, expand repertoire materials and improve personal musicianship.

    Summer 2014 Institute Dates

    July 7-18

    Courses Offered

    MUS 634: Kodaly Level I
    MUS 635: Kodaly Level II
    MUS 636: Kodaly Level III

    To register, log in to the MSUM e-Services page and search for the appropriate MUS course. Be sure to select the Summer 2014 term.

    Graduate Tuition and Fee Information  

    For Admission information, contact the MSUM Graduate Studies Office at 218.4772.134 or

    Admission Requirements Information

    There are 3 admission options available to students:

    • Graduate Certificate in Kodaly (for those students interested in certification in Levels I, II, and III.
    • Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Kodaly
    • Non-Degree Seeking Admission as a Graduate Special Student (for those not interested in either of the above options)

    Required Course Materials and Other Information

    For all questions other than those dealing with registration/admission, contact Dr. Tom Strait at 218.477.4096 or