THE ALBERTA KODÁLY ASSOCIATION (AKA) was started by Alberta music educators who follow the teachings of Hungarian composer and music educator; Zoltán Kodály ("koh - dye").

The AKA provides professional development support and training for music teachers. 



Kodály Level I & II: Musicianship, Pedagogy, and Choral

Dates and Locations

June 27 - July 1, 2016
Online word via eClass (Moodle)

July 4 - 15, 2016
University of Alberta Campus (on-campus)


Musicianship, Choral Conducting and Ensemble: TBA
Pedagogy and Materials: TBA

Course Description

These courses provide an enriched experience for pre- and in-service teachers interested in exploring ways to support the development of children’s musical understanding, skill, and love of music. Pedagogical principles and practices for children’s musical growth in the elementary grades will be discussed with a special emphasis on contemporary pedagogy inspired by Zoltán Kodály. With singing as the focus, both courses consist of hands-on experiences with learner-centered materials, resources, and teaching strategies appropriate for each grade level.

Choral repertoire and vocal pedagogy suitable for children will also be studied. Course participants will have the opportunity to develop their personal vocal, musicianship, and conducting skills on a daily basis.

I: EDEL 597 SEM B01 / LAB H01
Level I focuses on pedagogical materials and strategies appropriate for the primary elementary grades.

II: EDEL 597 SEM B02 / LAB H02
Level II focuses on pedagogical materials and strategies appropriate for the middle elementary grades

Note: Qualified undergraduates may be eligible to take these courses upon approval of the instructors.

Contact Information

Jody Stark

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Founded in 1983, the Alberta Kodaly Association has advocated quality music education through teacher training, professional development and the publication of our journal, the Ephatha. 

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