• Kodály Institute


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  • Kodály Institute

    Summer 2016 | Level 1, June 20-24 and June 27-July 1

    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.

    Required Course Materials and Other Information

    For all questions other than those dealing with registration/admission, contact Dr. Jenny Dufault at 218.477.2101 or dufault@mnstate.edu

    Certificate in Kodaly Degree Requirements


    Meet the Summer 2016 Faculty


    Charlette Moe

    Charlette Moe joined the NDSU Music faculty in the fall of 2008. She serves as a coordinator for the Masters of Music in Music Education degree, teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in music and choral education and supervises student teachers. Dr. Moe is also the conductor of Cantemus, the NDSU women's choir, and University Chamber Singers. In addition, she is the Orff course director at NDSU, holds a Kodály Mastery Certificate from St. Thomas, is a faculty member at the Kodály Institute at Minnesota State University and is the upper-level Diamond choir conductor for the Fargo-Moorhead Youth Choir. Previous to her appointment at NDSU, she was adjunct faculty at Concordia College and Minnesota State University Moorhead.

    Dr. Moe received a Bachelor of Music degree in music education magna cum laude from Concordia College, a Master of Science degree in music education from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Doctorate of Music in conducting from NDSU. As a choral teacher and classroom music teacher for over 15 years in the Minnesota Public School System, Dr. Moe has had experience teaching all grade levels. She was nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year in 1999 and 2004. Her past guest conducting engagements were with the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber Chorale, International Music Camp, and at numerous high school, elementary and middle-level choral festivals in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. She has presented at music conventions in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa.

    Moe co-edited the Music of the Americas monograph published by the American Choral Directors Association, served as a section-coach for the Minnesota All-State Choir, adjudicated for North Dakota All-State and vocal solo/ensemble contests. Moe is a member of ACDA, AOSA, and OAKE. Currently she is the R&S chair for women's literature for NDACDA.


    Christopher Underwood

    Christopher Underwood teaches kindergarten through fifth grade music at Washington Elementary in Fargo North Dakota where he also directs the 4th and 5th grade choir and hand chimes ensemble. He received his Kodaly Graduate Certificate from Minnesota State University Moorhead and recently joined on as a faculty member of the Kodaly Institute at MSUM. In addition, he serves as a middle school voice teacher at International Music Camp in the summer where he teaches voice lessons, music theory, and recorder classes. Prior to Washington Elementary, Chris taught music at Lodoen Kindergarten Center in West Fargo.

    Chris received a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from North Dakota State University graduating magna cum laude, and a Master of Sciences degree in curriculum and instruction with a Kodaly emphasis from MSUM. He is current member of OAKE, AAE, and NAFME.


    Katie Schelp

    Katie Schelp teaches elementary music at Roosevelt Elementary and First Lutheran Schools in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She received a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Certificate in Piano Pedagogy from Concordia University Chicago where she performed in the Wind Symphony. Katie completed a Graduate Certificate in Kodály at the Minnesota State University Kodály Institute and completed her Orff-Schulwerk Certification at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. She joined the faculty of the MSUM Kodály Institute in 2013. She is currently working on a Master of Music Education at Anderson University.

    Katie maintains a private piano and clarinet studio and is a member of the Ponca City Recorder Consort. She currently serves as the Oklahoma Orff Chapter President.