Summer Music Academy 2013

Kodály Inspired Music Education in 21st Century Hungary


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Orientation (U of A) – June 22, 2013 – 9:00am-3:00pm Off-campus classes at the Kodály Institute in Kesckemét, Hungary July 20-August 3, 2013

Instructors: Dr. Ardelle Ries & Kodály Summer Seminar Faculty

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This 3-credit international study tour for pre-service and in-service teachers at the Kodály Institute in Kesckemét, Hungary provides an opportunity for music teachers to learn first hand about Kodály inspired music education as it has evolved in Hungary from the early 20th century to the present day. Students will engage with Hungarian faculty and delegates from around the world in pedagogy, musicianship, conducting classes, choral rehearsals, round-table discussions, and massed choir performance of Zoltán Kodály’s Budavari Te Deum. Course participants will attend the 21st International Kodály Symposium entitled Music and Music Education in the 21st Century: Global Challenges which coincides with the second week of the course. Kodály Level I, Level II, or equivalent experience is required.


Estimated Registration Cost: $3100 • includes all U of A and Kodály Institute registration and seminar/symposium tuition, accommodation (upgrades available), meals, course materials, International Kodály Society membership

Estimate Airfare: $2100

Total Cost: $5200

Note: A minimum of 15 students must be registered by April 1, 2013.

For further course information, contact Dr. Ardelle Ries:; (780) 679-1126

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