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


Music and Special Needs:

Repertoire & Strategies:


  • KMI 511 1 Graduate Credit, 22.5 PDPs
  • Dates: July 2, 3, 5, 6 2018
  • Times: 1:00- 5:00 pm 
  • Instructor:  Dr. Alice Hammel
  • Included as part of the Kodály Levels courses

Dr. Alice Hammel will be exploring the teaching of music to students with autism and special needs during this four day seminar.  The music classroom is an inherently inclusive and cooperative environment. Meeting the needs of students with special needs, however, requires a specific set of skills, dispositions, and experiences to appropriately adapt and modify instruction. Enhancing the inclusive and cooperative possibilities in the music classroom while meeting the needs of all students is a challenging, yet exhilarating possibility. This course will focus on identifying areas of strength and challenge in students with differences, advocating for the appropriate classroom environment for all students, and the creation of adaptations and accommodations for students in inclusive and self-contained music classrooms.


Through the Looking Glass:

Song Collecting, Analyzing, and Organizing

  • KMI 610 1 Graduate Credit, 22.5 PDPs
  • Dates: Summer 2018 TBA
  • Times: July 9-27 Weekly meetings online
  • Instructor: Jonathan Rappaport
  • Online Only; 1 Credit $438- No Credit $338

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 Camp

  • KMI 503  1 Graduate Credit, 22.5 PDPs
  • Dates: July 9-13, 2018
  • Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Instructor: TBA

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


Taste of Kodály:

Introduction to Kodály Teaching


  • KMI TOK 1 Graduate Credit, 22.5 PDPs
  • Dates: July 2, 3, 5, and 6, 2018
  • Times: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Instructors: Carol Forward, Kati Viragh

Experience first hand and learn what the Kodály approach is all about!  Participants will learn and practice a varied repertoire of songs and games and activities.  Sessions in musicianship training; solfège and conducting and pedagogy are part of this course.  In addition, participants will have the invaluable opportunity to observe young people in the Sing! in Somerville classes and choir rehearsals taught by experienced Kodály teachers.


Mentoring Opportunities

  • Dates: TBD
  • Times: TBD
  • Instructors: TBA

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 modest fee to cover the time spent in travel, observation, and consultation.