Kodály Level 1 Training - Summer 2018

Kodály Level I: Musicianship, Pedagogy, and Choral

EDEL 597 SEM B01/ LAB H01

Blended learning class taught both in person and online

June 23 to June 30, 2018 - Online work via eClass (Moodle)
July 9 – July 20: on-campus, Monday to Friday 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ardelle Ries  (Musicianship, Choral Conducting and Ensemble) 
Anita Perlau (Pedagogy and Folk Materials)

Level I focuses on pedagogical materials and strategies appropriate for the primary elementary grades.

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 general musicianship skills (e.g., inner hearing, tonic solfa, sight singing) in the context of daily course activities

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

For further info, contact Anita Perlau (aperlau@ualberta.ca) or Kathy Robinson (kr10@ualberta.ca)