SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Pre-requisites: Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Performance, Education or related work

Fees:

  • Early Bird prices must be paid in full by May 31, 2019. After May 31, add $50 to the total cost.

  • Boston Area Kodály Educators (BAKE) members receive the Early Bird price even after May 31, 2019.

  • All Registrations must be accompanied by a $100 non-refundable registration fee which will be applied to the balance.

 

Making Repertoire Come Alive!

Exploring activities to nurture music literacy skills with Dr. Jill Trinka

Repertoire and Strategies
  • Tuition And Fees:

    • 1 Credit: $550

    • 22.5 PDP: $400

  • KMI 511

  • Dates and Times: July 16-19, 2019, 12:30-4:30 PM

  • Instructor: Dr. Jill Trinka

  • Included as part of the Kodály Levels courses

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Through active music-making and examination of performance practice and historical context of folk songs, singing games, play parties, ballads, canons, and developmentally and musically appropriate art music, participants in this course will:

  • learn a wide range of repertoire

  • experience activities designed to develop music literacy skills

  • create and share activities addressing a particular rhythmic or melodic concept, element, or figure.

 

Active Music Making and the English Learner

Active Music Making and the English Learner
  • Tuition And Fees:

    • 1 Credit: $550

    • 22.5 PDPs: $400

  • KMI 513

  • Dates and Times: July 8-11, 2019, 1:00-4:00 PM

  • Instructor: Susie Petrov / Kate Phillipson

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The music classroom can be full of rich language experiences that allow students the opportunity to soak up English as they sing, dance and play instruments.   In this interactive course, participants will learn about the issues surrounding students who come to our schools with limited English proficiency. Participants will have the chance to experience and practice strategies for music classes that will help students practice English as they learn and rehearse musicianship skills. General music classroom repertoire examples will be provided to illustrate and practice proven strategies for EL students.

Participants will bring in music and texts relevant to your own teaching in general music and chorus, band and orchestra settings for K-12. For the final paper, you will create a modified lesson plan to accommodate ELs. This workshop satisfies the license renewal requirement related to English as a Second Language (ESL) for Massachusetts public school teachers and can be taken for PDPs or for 1 Graduate Credit.

The workshop will be team-taught by Kate Phillipson, ESL Coordinator for Watertown Public Schools and Susie Petrov, music teacher for Lynn Public Schools.  Kate has 20+ years of experience with EL students. Susie has been a teacher in the Kodály tradition for more than 35 years and completed the SEI endorsement training in 2018.

 

Through the Looking Glass:

Song Collecting, Analyzing, and Organizing

Through the Looking Glass
  • Tuition And Fees:

    • 1 Credit: $550

    • 22.5 PDPs: $400

  • KMI 610

  • Dates: Summer 2019 TBA

  • Times: Weekly meetings online

  • Instructor: Jonathan Rappaport

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Participants will:

  • learn a wide variety of surefire, classroom-tested folksongs, singing games, part songs, and other material proven successful in general music classes

  • learn to analyze each song to maximize use for teaching musical skills, concepts, elements, culture, and history to your students

  • develop a data base system so you can put your fingers on just the right song in a flash for any purpose!

  • develop a collection that will save you hundreds of preparation hours yearly.

The course will be offered as an online, distance-learning experience. Real-time (synchronous) classes will be offered at an evening or late afternoon schedule to accommodate class members. All classes will be recorded and available for viewing. The class will work on a collection of 20 agreed-upon songs, and each class member will select additional songs that she/he chooses.

 

Observation of Sing! in Somerville Choir Program

Observation of Sing in Somerville Choir Program
  • Tuition And Fees:

    • 1 Credit: $550

    • 22.5 PDPs: $400

  • KMI 503

  • Dates and Times: July 8-12, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • Instructor: Michelle Adams / Kathryn Bach

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Be inspired as you watch children in Kodály- style music classes and choir rehearsals.

 

Taste of Kodály:

Introduction to Kodály Teaching

Taste of Kodály
  • Tuition And Fees:

    • 1 Credit: $550

    • 22.5 PDPs: $400

  • KMI TOK

  • Dates and Times: July 8-12, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • Instructors: Carol Forward, Susie Petrov

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In this week of “Kodály Lite” participants will have hands-on experience with the full range of training of yourself as a musician and in the pedagogy of how to train your own students to be life-long music makers. You will come away with a fist full of games, songs and activities as well as inspiration from watching the Kodály philosophy in action with real students. Everyone can learn to sing in tune and in time and our goal is to inspire you to bring this philosophy back to your own classes.

 

Level IV Thesis:

Annotated Song Collection & Research for Curriculum Development

Level IV Thesis
  • Tuition And Fees:

    • 2 Credits: $1,000

    • 45 PDPs: $700

  • KMI 800

  • Dates and Times: TBA

  • Instructor: Susie Petrov

  • Prerequisite: Completion of Kodály Music Institute Level III or similar experience

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Annotated Song Collection for those wishing to earn a Certificate with Distinction who did not finish the Song Collection during the Level III year. This course will be primarily an independent-study project under the supervision of one of Kodály Music Institute's master instructors. Class members will work with the instructor and classmates both in individual and 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. The Annotated Song Collection is a requirement for completion of the Kodály Music Certificate. Post-certificate students may use this as research and curriculum development course to create a new body of work for their own teaching and support their own situations and interests.

 

Post Certificate: Pedagogy

Post Certificate: Pedagogy
  • Tuition And Fees:

    • 1 Graduate Credit: $550

    • 22.5 PDPs: $400

  • KMI 809

  • Dates and Times: TBA

  • Instructor: Susie Petrov

  • Prerequisite: Completion of Kodály Music Institute Level III or similar experience

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Designed for those who wish to expand their annotated song collections and retrieval systems, this mentored independent study course includes research into any musical areas of interest to the participant. This course goes beyond the regular Level III experience by creating a focused song collection with strategies for teaching. Students will have the opportunity to observe Kodály Music Institute Pedagogy and Vocal Vacation students’ solfège classes and choir rehearsals.

 

Post Certificate: Solfège

Post Certificate: Solfège
  • Tuition And Fees:

    • 1 Graduate Credit: $550

    • 22.5 PDPs: $400

  • KMI 808

  • Dates: July 1,2,3,5 and 8-12, 2019

  • Instructor: Gábor Virágh

  • Prerequisite: Completion of Kodály Music Institute Level III or similar experience

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Designed for those who just can’t stop studying solfège! Post Certificate solfège expands beyond regular Level III experiences focusing on chromaticism, harmonic progressions, multiple clefs, and 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 moveable “do” solfège sight-singing skills.

 

Post Certificate: Conducting

Post Certificate: Conducting
  • Tuition And Fees:

    • 1 Graduate Credit: $550

    • 22.5 PDPs: $400

  • KMI 807

  • Dates and Times: July 1,2,3,5,8-12,15, 2019, Afternoons

  • Instructor: David Hodgkins

  • Prerequisite: Completion of Kodály Music Institute Level III or similar experience

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Designed for those who just can’t stop studying conducting! Post-Certificate 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.

 

Mentoring Opportunities

  • Tuition and Fees: Based upon needs

  • Dates and Times: TBA

  • Instructor: TBA

  • Please email kodalymusicinstitute@gmail.com for more information

Each KMI Certificate Course participant may elect to have a master KMI teacher assigned as a mentor during the academic year. Twice during the school year the mentor will visit the participant, observe the participant’s classes, and give valuable feedback and suggestions about implementing the Kodály concept. All participants living within a two-hour drive of Boston and committed to the three-year Certification Program will be eligible to receive this benefit for a fee to cover the time spent in travel, observation, and consultation.