|Course Related to the Certificate||Course Code(s)||Credit|
|Introductory Courses (no pre-requisites required)|
|Kodàly Tapestry of American Music: Songs and Games||KMI 502||2|
|Observation of Vocal Vacation||KMI 503||1|
|Workshop Series||KMI 505||1|
|Musicology||KMI 501,KMI 601, KMI 701||3|
|Introduction to Kodàly Music Education: Taste of Kodàly||KMI TOK||1|
|Post Certificate Courses (self-explanatory)|
|Refresher Boot Camp||KMI 807, KMI 808||1|
|Research for Curriculum Development||KMI 553||2|
Introductory Course Descriptions
Introduction to Kodàly Music Education: Taste of Kodály
(KMI TOK / One Graduate Credit / 28 Hours)
Instructors: Instructors for Level I Conducting, Solfège, Pedagogy/Materials Analysis, Plenary Session.
Course Description: The "Taste of Kodály" course follows the same schedule as the regular Level I certificate course for the first four days, giving participants the opportunity to experience the beginning stages of Kodály training. Please see the course descriptions above under the regular certificate course. All participants receive Level I materials and books. "Taste of Kodály" participants can elect to continue weeks two and three to complete Level I if they so desire, and roll the tuition charges into the three-week tuition.
MUSICOLOGY—Folk Dance in American Culture (KMI 501 / One Graduate Credit / 14 Hours)
Instructors: Susie Petrov
Course Description: This course focuses on both current and historical social folk dance styles as enjoyed by people in the Boston area and around New England. The class will learn the art, discipline and sequential pedagogy of teaching dancing to students in school. Participants will learn a large variety of dances and how dance builds a community of learners. Class members will delve into the history of country dancing and its relation to the social changes that occurred in communities through the Industrial Revolution.
(KMI 502 / Two Graduate Credits / 30 Hours)
Instructors: Brian Mischaud and Carol Toth-Forward
Course Description: Broaden your general music and choral repertoire with classroom-tested and proven songs from numerous cultures making up the tapestry of American culture. Included will be music from the Anglo-American, African-American, Chinese American, and Latino cultures. Each song learned by participants will include great teaching tips using the multiple learning entry points of Listening, Singing, Moving, Thinking, and Playing. Great lesson plan templates will be shared which help to give each lesson solid grounding in a curriculum area, incorporating appropriate learning standards, and providing documentation for teacher evaluation and sharing with parents, colleagues, and administrators.
Observation of Vocal Vacation
(KMI 503 / One Graduate Credit / 15 Hours)
Instructor: Joanne Crowell
Course Description: Observe master Kodály faculty teach on-site children, grades 3-7, in KMI’s acclaimed Vocal Vacation urban choral festival. Participants will have the opportunity to observe both choral rehearsals as well as musicianship classes (“Solfège”), followed by adult-only sessions with the V.V. faculty to discuss teaching strategies, choice of music materials, sequencing, vocal production, in-tune singing, classroom management strategies, pacing, and a host of other related educational and musical topics. Some of the material being taught in the Tapestry of American Music course will be put into practice in this program. Participants of this course are urged to consider also taking KMI 502 (see above).
MUSICOLOGY—African American Folk and Art Music (KMI 601 / One Graduate Credit / 15 Hours)
Instructors: Pamela Wood, Jonathan Rappaport & Betty Hillmon
Course Description: Participants will study the canon of African American folk music through performers and performance styles, historical context, and musical characteristics of melody, rhythm, and form. Participants will also study African American art music utilizing similar categories to investigate the work of selected African American composers.
MUSICOLOGY—Hispanic/Latino Folk and Art Music (KMI 701 / One Graduate Credit / 15 Hours)
Instructors: Faith Knowles, Instructor, plus guests
Course Description: Canciones, Juegos y Ideas Pedagogícas para Maestros y Sus Estudiantes: Songs: Games and Pedagogical Ideas for teachers to use with their students. Using song and game materials rooted in Hispanic and Latino Cultures, Faith Knowles, a New Englander, will actively show teachers that they too can learn and teach in the Spanish idiom.
Post Certificate Course Descriptions
Refresher Boot Camp Advanced Solfège (KMI 808 / One Credit / 15 Hours)
Instructor: Gabòr Viràgh
Course Description: Designed for those who just can’t stop studying with Gabór Virágh Boot camp solfège expands beyond regular Level III experiences focusing on chromaticism, harmonic progressions, multiple clefs, music so beautiful it makes you weak in the knees. This option is for those have earned a Kodály Music Teaching Certificate but is open to others who already have very strong solfège sight-singing skills.
Refresher Boot Camp Advanced Conducting (KMI 807 / One Credit / 15 Hours)
Instructor: David Hodgkins
Course Description: Designed for “lifers” those who just can’t stop studying with David Hodgkins. Boot camp conducting expands beyond regular Level III experiences focusing on complex meters, score preparation, more complex use of ambidexterity in conducting practices, and memorization of scores.
Post Certificate Research for Curriculum Development (PC 553 / Two Graduate Credits / 30 Hours)
Instructors: Jonathan Rappaport and Susie Petrov
Course Description: This course will be primarily an independent-study project under the supervision of one of KMI's master instructors. Class members will work with the instructor and classmates both individually and in group settings weekly, with the bulk of the work being accomplished independently. The goal of the course is to develop a personal song collection and retrieval system that will enable a teacher to quickly access applicable teaching materials for nearly any element, concept, or skill area.
Post certificate students may design this research and curriculum development course for their own situations and interests. Students are returning year after year to research new music, place it within their retrieval systems, expand one’s music materials repository and develop curricula.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Level III Kodály coursework. Also Level II students may petition the KMI Director for admission into this course prior to completing Level III.