The Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Kodály music education features a broad range of corel courses balanced by requirements specific to the general music teacher's work with students of all ages using the Kodály approach. Students will learn a developmentally sequential, active music-making approach that emphasizes singing, artistry, literacy, authentic music materials, reflective practice, and inquiry-based learning for teaching musical concepts and skills. Pedagogic tools include moveable-do tonic solfa, Curwen/Glover handsigns, and rhythm syllables.
Required music education core courses (16 credits)
GMUS 600 Introduction to Scholarship & Research Methods in Music, 3 cr.
GMUS 601 Teaching and learning, 3 cr.
GMUS 608 Foundations of Music Education, 3 cr.
GMUS 611 Perspectives in Music Theory, 3 cr.
GMUS 612 Topics in Music History, Literature, and Theory, 3 cr.
GMUS 890 M.A. Final Project, 1 cr.
Required Kodály concentration courses (15 credits)
GMUS 651 Dalcroze Musicianship, 3 cr.
GMUS 731 Orff Schulwerk Level I, 3 cr.
GMUS 741 Kodály Level I, 3 cr.
GMUS 742 Kodály Level II, 3 cr.
GMUS 743 Kodály Level III, 3 cr.
Kodály elective courses (minimum of 2 credits)
GMUS 517 Developing the Child Voice in the Classroom, 2 cr.
GMUS 518 Teaching Choral Music to Young Singers, 2 cr.
GMUS 523 Teaching Adolescent Voices in a Choral Setting, 3 cr.
GMUS 527 Vocal Jazz, 2 cr.
GMUS 530 IPA/English/French Diction for Singers, 1 cr.
GMUS 531 IPA/Italian/German Diction for Singers, 1 cr.
GMUS 536 Smithsonian Folkways Certification in World Music Pedagogy, 3 cr.
GMUS 537 Latin American Music, 1 cr.
GMUS 544-xx Topics in Music Education, credits vary (advisor approval required)
GMUS 570-592 Performance Studies, 1 cr. each
GMUS 671 African Music Ensemble, 2 cr.
GMUS 676 Voice Fundamentals, 2 cr.
GMUS 727 Advanced Choral Conducting, 2 cr.
Other courses considered for elective credit (advisor approval required)
Music Diagnostic Exams
Oral Comprehensive Exam