Available Courses

Kodály Level I: Musicianship, Pedagogy, and Choral

Department of Elementary Education


June 23 – July 20, 2018


University of Alberta North Campus

Course description 

Kodály Level I: Musicianship, Pedagogy, and Choral
EDEL 597 SEM B01

Offered as part of the Summer Music Academy. This course is taught in a blended learning format.

This course is designed for elementary teachers interested in strengthening their teaching skills related to the development of children's music literacy. Pedagogical principles and practices to develop music literacy skills in primary grades will be explored with a special emphasis on contemporary pedagogy inspired by Zoltán Kodály.

Building a positive classroom environment for music learning within the context of developing musical understanding will be discussed with daily hands-on exploration of learner-centered materials, resources, and teaching strategies appropriate for each grade level.

Choral repertoire and vocal pedagogy suitable for singers in primary grades will be examined. Students will also have the opportunity to continue developing their own personal singing, conducting, and general musicianship skills (e.g., inner hearing, tonic solfa, sight singing) in the context of daily course activities.

Level I focuses on pedagogical materials and strategies appropriate for the primary elementary grades.

Note: Open to Elementary Education Graduate and Diploma, and Open Studies students. Qualified undergraduates may be eligible to take these courses upon approval of the instructors.