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  • Required Course Materials and Other Information for Kodaly Institute


    Required Book List

    Required texts and supplementary materials can be purchased through West Music or onsite.

    Level I

    • Houlahan/Tacha Kodály Today, A Cognitive Approach to Elementary Music Education
    • Erdei, Peter 150 American Folk Songs
    • Molnár, Antal Classical Canons
    • Kodály, Zoltan 77 Two-Part Exercises
    • Kodály, Zoltan 333 Elementary Exercises

    Level II
    Add the following to the required texts for Level I

    • Erdei, Knowles, F, and Bacon, D. My Singing Bird: 150 Folk Songs from the Anglo-American, Afro-American, Scottish, and Irish Traditions
    • Kodály, Zoltan Bicinia Hungarica
    • Bacon, Denise 50 Easy Two-Part Exercises

    Level III
    Add the following to the required texts for Levels I and II

    • Locke, Eleanor Sail Away
    • Kodály, Zoltan Tricinia Hungarica
    • Kodály, Zoltan 55 Two-Part Exercises
    • Kodály, Zoltan 15 Two-Part Exercises

    Also recommended

    • Choksy, Lois, The Kodály Method 1 (3rd.ed.)
    • Bacon, Denise 185 Pentatonic Exercises
    • Choksy, Lois 120 Singing Games and Dances for Elementary Schools
    • Johnston, Richard Folk Songs North America Sings
    • Robertson, Lamar & Eisen, Ann An American Methodology (2nd Ed.)

    Institute Events

    A complimentary continental breakfast will be served on the first morning of classes. On the second Thursday evening, we will have an end-of-session dinner to celebrate the completion of our training. It will be held off-campus; participants will receive information about location and cost on the first day of classes. We will present a concert at 2:00 on the final day of classes so please bring appropriate dress. We welcome your friends and family as our guests, thereby enhancing our audience.

    What to Bring

    • Folk song collection books and other resource materials
    • Recorder and/or other musical instrument
    • Binder for folk songs
    • Staff paper
    • Tuning fork A or C
    • If you have a laptop, it might also be useful. Basic notation software is advantageous but is not required. If you are staying in the dormitory, you should perhaps bring your keyboard and a fan.


    Accommodations will be available through campus housing. Food services are available on campus at a reasonable rate and there are several restaurants within walking distance of the campus. The number of rooms is limited. Reserve your room as early as possible! Call 218.477.2118.


    To obtain permits, contact 218.477.2675 or email the parking office at:

    Degree Requirements for Kodaly Graduate Certificate