Kodály Music Education
THE AMERICAN KODÁLY INSTITUTE
Summer Master's Degree in Kodály Music Education
Loyola's American Kodály Institute provides a rigorous teacher training program that enables music educators to realize their peak potential in personal musicianship and teaching skills. The Kodály Institute's 21st century application of the principles of Hungarian pedagogue Zoltán Kodály integrates cutting-edge music learning theory with a uniquely nurturing environment that produces artist/educator/scholars of the highest caliber. The program applies the latest music education research with the goal of music literacy for all. Kodály-trained teachers research and select songs and singing games to support the vocal music demographics of their student population, so that each school's Kodály-based music program is a custom fit.
Loyola is one of a handful of institutions worldwide that goes beyond Kodály certification and offers a Master of Education degree in Kodály Music Education. The program coursework is designed for working music educators, and can be completed over the course of four consecutive summers, culminating in the development of an extensive, practical, and usable portfolio in lieu of a master's thesis.