Certification Program

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♫  Level I
♫  Level II
♫  Level III
♫  Tuition, Scholarship & Schedule




Summer Program

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

Nationally-endorsed Kodály Certification*

Founded by Katinka S. Dániel (1913-2010)

Kodály Approach

Levels I, II, III*

Pre-certification core: Pedagogy, Musicianship,

Choral Experience, Folk Song Research

Special Topics: Kodály for Choir, Music Making for Children

The only OAKE-endorsed program in Southern California. Based on the original Hungarian model developed by Jenő Ádám and adapted to American materials by Katinka Scipiades Dániel (1913-2010). Courses held at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

*Each level is 3 weeks; Certification granted after 3 summers plus academic year, or 4 summers and completion of all coursework. Choral Experience course includes Ensemble and Conducting.

Distinguished Hungarian & American Master Teachers:  

Dr. Kathy Hickey, László Cser, Diane Geller,

& Guest faculty (recently: Dr. Niké St. Clair, Kurt Cereske, János Horváth)

For more information, contact [email protected] or call  818-790-0807

Registration forms may be emailed or mailed to: 1110 Fairview Drive, La Canada, CA 91011

Download Registration Form

Not convinced yet? Come check out the first day of class as our guest!

You may also audit any of the classes you have completed before if you are looking for a refresher.