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: Musicianship, Pedagogy, and Choral

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 ( or Kathy Robinson (

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Scholarship Application for Study in a Credited Kodály Program


Letter of application must include:

·     Personal data (name, address, phone, email etc)

·     Name of institution, the course and date of the course for which you are registering Formal education/music training

·     Teaching experience

·     Future music teaching plans

·     Letter of support from a professional in the field eg. principal, colleague, professor

Forward your completed application to: Angela McKeown at


Funds will be provided upon the receipt of confirmation of completion of the program. This confirmation must be received by Angela McKeown within 30 days of completion of the program.


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