Kodály Level 1 at U of A July 2014


Kodály Level I: Musicianship, Pedagogy and Choral 

June 23-29 Online work through University of Alberta eClass site

July 7-18 On-campus classes 8:45 am - 4:30 pm (Monday through Friday)

Musicianship, Choral Conducting and Ensemble: Dr. Ardelle Ries

Pedagogy and Materials: Jody Stark

This course is designed for elementary teachers interested in strengthening their teaching skills related to the development of children’s music literacy. Pedagogical principles and practices to develop music literacy skills in primary grades will be explored with a special emphasis on contemporary pedagogy inspired by Zoltán Kodály. Building a positive classroom environment for music learning within the context of developing musical understanding will be discussed with daily hands-on exploration of learner-centered materials, resources and teaching strategies appropriate for each grade level. Choral repertoire and vocal pedagogy suitable for singers in primary grades will be examined. Students will also have the opportunity to continue developing their own personal singing, conducting, and generalmusicianship skills (e.g., inner hearing, tonic solfa, sight singing) in the context of daily course activities. For further information, e-mail: lries@ualberta.ca