A Culturally Relevant Kodaly-Inspired Classroom
The intent of this project was to analyze the teachings of Zoltán Kodály’s emphasis on the use of the mother tongue in music education with practical implications in a 21st century public school setting in the United States. Discussion points include the importance of the use of multicultural music and how to create a culturally relevant music experience for one’s school’s demographics. Songs in various native languages were collected directly from students, resulting in a fully-analyzed multicultural song collection. This song collection is to be used within one’s Kodály-inspired curriculum to create a repertoire list that is as culturally relevant as possible for this particular demographic.