Teach music and singing at school in such a way that it is not a torture but a joy for the pupil; instill a thirst for finer music in him, a thirst which will last for a lifetime.
Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
a kodaly class

Summer 2020 Virtual Kodály Workshops:  "Kodály A La Carte"

Though Covid-19 has forced us to CANCEL this Summer's Kodály Certification Program, we are still committed to bringing you joyful Kodály-centered experiences. Sign up for the WSU VIRTUAL KODÁLY WORKSHOPS! 

Dates: Monday through Friday, June 8-12 

Workshops: Students will have the opportunity to register from a list of workshops taught by our nationally known summer faculty. Classes will include an Introduction to Kodaly, Folksong Analysis for those entering Level 2 & 3, Musicianship, Conducting, Secondary Applications, and a "Taste of Kodaly" including five one-hour workshops from five of our faculty.

Costs: This summer's offerings include six different groups of courses that can be added individually or in combination. Courses range in price from $16 to $52.

Discounts:  Students who sign up for multiple workshops can earn discounts of 10-20%.

To claim the discount for your workshops, please select the workshop bundle link.

Graduate Credit: Students interested in taking one of our Folksong Analysis offerings can sign up for MUSE767 "Kodaly Applications." Students may also sign up for MUSE 750 upon registering for two other courses (based on contract with Dr. Oare). 

See the WSU Summer 2020 Kodály Brochure and share it with others!



General Information
Kodály Handbook, Parking, Housing, and more can be found here.

Meet our nationally and internationally known faculty.


You may register for Kodály courses either as a workshop ($550) or for credit basis (5 credits for $2141). 

Advanced Classes

Graduates of our Kodály Program may take further courses to continue their journey.

Treble Choir

The 2020 Kodaly Children's Camps have been cancelled. You can find out more about our experiences for future summers here.

What is the Kodály Method?

To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory taining and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand.
Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

Music teaching with JOY! Hungarian composer and music educator Zoltan Kodály believed great musicians were developed from the earliest ages. To that extent, Kodály and his colleagues designed a comprehensive and sequential music education method that:

  • fosters musical understanding and appreciation
  • integrates many of the best ideas, techniques and approaches to music education
  • builds musicianship through singing and movement
  • focuses on teaching music through folk songs, classical music, and other quality materials
  • develops a music literacy in which one can hear in their mind what they see and see in their mind what they hear.

Participants enrolled in the WSU program take part in classes aimed at developing Musicianship, Pedagogy, Teaching Repertoire, Conducting, and Choral Music-Making. We offer all three levels, leading to an OAKE endorsed Certificate in Kodály Music Education upon successful completion of Level III. Further, in 2020 we will be offering Levels I and II for secondary music teachers. One level may be completed each summer. The courses are also eligible for Teacher Recertifiication Points in many school systems (please check with your district for verification).