Master of Music, Music Education Specialization, Kodály Option

Master of Music, Music Education Specialization, Kodály Option

The Master of Music, Music Education Specialization, Kodály Option is designed for elementary classroom music teachers, independent music instructors, and secondary music teachers interested in developing their teaching, conducting, musicianship, and depth of knowledge about music education.

A unique aspect of the program is that it enables students to earn national certification in Kodály music teaching through CSU’s Colorado Kodály Institute while earning a master's degree. The Colorado Kodály Institute (CKI) is one of the select programs endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators. CKI faculty are among the top experts in the United States, and the University Center for the Arts location, at the foothills of the Rockies, provides an inspiring setting for personal growth.

Summer-only Residency

The Master of Music, Music Education Specialization, Kodály Option is designed to be completed over a time span of three summers with a minimum of 30 total credits (the degree is officially conferred at the end of the fall semester following the term in which all course work has been completed), with several online and/or evening courses required to be taken during the school year. Students have the option, therefore, of living remotely during the school year and traveling to Fort Collins for the core summer coursework.

The majority of participants in this degree program teach either part or full-time during the school year, gaining relevant experience while pursuing the graduate degree. As a result, they are continually assimilating real-world teaching experiences into their academic coursework.

Applicants are expected to be State-Licensed Music Teachers* and demonstrate excellent musicianship and interpersonal skills. *Exceptions may be made by the Music Education area on a case-by-case basis.

Colorado Kodály Institute (CKI)

CKI is a dynamic training center for elementary classroom music teachers, independent music instructors, and secondary music teachers interested in taking their teaching, conducting, musicianship, and depth of knowledge about music education to new heights. Students from across the U.S., Mexico, Korea, Sweden, and Saudi Arabia are involved in the annual summer seminar.

 

Two Training Programs:

Master's of Music, Music Education Specialization, Kodály Option

  • Online graduate degree program with summer residencies
  • Gain National Certification in Kodály music teaching while earning your Master's degree
  • Option for online courses during the school year
  • Assimilate your real-world teaching experience and your academic coursework
  • One of the few Master's programs in the United States centered on Classroom Music Teaching

Kodály Music Teaching Certification

  • Earn National Certification in Kodály music teaching
  • Three levels of coursework are required for Certification
  • Endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE)
  • Study with national experts in conducting, choir, pedagogy, and solfege
  • Brand new University Center for the Arts in the foothills of the Rockies

Sample Curriculum

  • Music Pedagogy and Folksong Literature
  • Folksong Analysis, Retrieval, and Research
  • Solfège/Musicianship
  • Conducting
  • Choir
  • Special Topics

Additional Information

Contact

Bonnie Jacobi

Associate Professor of Music; Music Education; Director of Colorado Kodály Institute

Bonnie.Jacobi@colostate.edu

(970) 491-3106

Summer Seminar Dates: <br>July 16-30, 2022

Tuition and Registration

Rates listed are from 2021. 2022 rates will be announced soon.

  • Degree rate: $2,925 (5 credits: $585/credit)
  • Non-credit Kodály Certification rate: $1875

Note: Full-time, out-of-state students pay a separate tuition rate. The tuition prices listed above do not include textbooks or materials.

 

News

NAfME National Chapter of Excellence Award for Recruitment

Resources

Quotes

The Kodaly approach has taught me that we have to approach music from a humanistic point of view, for a child’s experience. It has made me less rigid and brought more joy into my classroom. ~ Carolyn Warpinski

My lesson plan[ing] is so strong now. It’s so clear. It’s so concise. I feel much stronger in my ability to build a diverse lesson plan. ~ Elizabeth Aronson

I have learned to weave literacy concepts through any teaching situation (adult choir, elementary/general, middle school orchestra, as examples!) because of the Prepare-Present-Practice structure that enables flexibility, yields understanding, and brings joyful and playful learning. My colleagues and instructors have taught me so much in a sharing, collaborative experience. ~ Lauri Hogle