Western Continuing Studies is pleased to partner with the Don Wright Faculty of Music to offer the Kodály Certification program!
This two-week, Level I program offers musicianship and pedagogical engagements based on the methodology of Zoltán Kodály. We invite music educators from all over the world to join us as we strengthen our musicianship as we make music together.
Participants will engage in supportive musically educative opportunities through singing, reading, writing, moving and creating to build personal skills and knowledge to assist in classroom music teaching and learning.
What You Will Learn
Participants can expect to:
- Strengthen musicianship though singing and conducting
- Immerse themselves in folk musics from all over the world
- Acquire a body of literature for use in classroom and community teaching
- Find joy and expressivity though solfege
- Learn Level I Kodály sequencing
- Create Materials to be used in your the classroom
Cathy Benedict has joined the music education faculty at University of Western Ontario, in July 2015, having previously worked as area coordinator for undergraduate music education at Florida International University in Miami, FL and at New York University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate classes such as Elementary Pedagogy, Orff, Curriculum Design, Critical Readings in Music Education and Music Education and Special Needs Students. She has presented multiple workshops to both national and international audiences on topics as varied as pedagogy and pride, thinking transitions rather than classroom management, the interrogation of classroom rules as policy, and music in the elementary classroom and integrated practices. Dr. Benedict has a Masters degree in Kodaly from Holy Names, is Level III Certified in Orff, and holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia Teachers College.
Kim Eyre is enjoying her new status as a musically engaged private citizen as she continues her passionate advocacy for music education. She was privileged to serve as a music educator for 32 years in elementary schools in London, ON, The Faculty of Education, Western University and concluded her career at The Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University. Her degrees include: Doctor of Philosophy (University of Toronto), Diploma (Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music, Kesckemét, Hungary), Master of Music (Holy Names University, Oakland, California), and Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Music (University of Western Ontario). Kim is a Past-president of the Kodály Society of Ontario and the Kodály Society of Canada. She is a frequent presenter at local, provincial, national and international music conferences. She has also instructed at summer courses at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Alberta. Kim’s primary research interests include identity formation and reformation of pre-service and in-service elementary specialist and generalist music teachers and a reimagining of Kodály music education in Canada.
Knowledge of the rudiments of music, at a level at least equivalent to Royal Conservatory Preparatory Rudiments, is essential for success in Kodály Level I.
Registration Deadline June 20
July 3 - 15
Arrival and distribution of materials - 12:30pm
Orientation from 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Mandatory)
Evening welcome party (Mandatory)
Classes begin - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Organized optional evening activities throughout the 2 weeks
Cathy Benedict - email@example.com