Kodály Music Institute Certificate leading to an M.A. in Critical & Creative Thinking at UMASS Boston

Students studying for the Kodály Music Institute Certificate are welcome to apply to the M.A. in Critical & Creative Thinking at UMass Boston.

The combination of KMI and CCT would allow music educators not only to become proficient in their field, but to reflect on practice, shape lifelong learning, and foster more self-conscious critical and creative thinking skills in others (as emphasized in standards for arts education), especially through writing to ensure subject matter understanding. The CCT program, which can be taken from a distance and completed over up to 5 years, offers educators the opportunity to interact with practitioners from a range of disciplines and countries. The KMI Level Certificate portion of the program would be taken on-ground during summer study at the Kodály Music Institute in Somerville, MA.

More information can be found at Prospective students should contact the CCT Program Director, Peter Taylor, early in your KMI studies so as to maximize the Certificate credits that can also count for the CCT degree.

For advice regarding the Kodály Music Certificate, contact KMI Co-Directors Susie Petrov, or Carol Forward,


Anna Maria College Masters of Education with Kodály Music Emphasis

Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA offers a Master’s Degree in Education with Kodály Emphasis jointly with the Kodály Music Institute.


Eighteen graduate credits of the Kodály Music Institute’s Certificate with Distinction may be applied toward and constitute half of the Master’s Degree in Education with Kodály Music Emphasis.

This program requires a separate application to Anna Maria College Graduate School. Acceptance into one program DOES NOT guarantee acceptance into the other.


Who is the academic advisor for the Masters in Education degree at Anna Maria College?

Joanne McDonnell, Director of Education Programs 508-849-3419

When should I apply for the master’s degree?

Following, during, or upon completion of the Kodály Music Institute’s Certificate with Distinction, students may apply to enter the Masters Degree program. The course of study will involve courses in both the School of Education and the School of Visual & Performing Arts.

How many credits comprise this joint degree?

36 graduate credits: 18 Credits from KMI plus 18 additional credits in: Assessment; Ethical Theory; Educational Theory; Issues in Music Education; Special Topics; and Research/Capstone Song Collection and Retrieval data base.

To whom should I direct my questions about admission to the Graduate School of Education?

Anna Maria Graduate Studies and Continuing Education Admissions: 508-849-3423