Pre-Certification Level III

Further in-depth study of the Kodály Sequential Music Education philosophy and pedagogy for advanced music students. The third level of Kodály Music Education philosophy and pedagogy is designed for music teachers, choir directors and music education majors. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level II Pedagogy and Musicianship or permission.

PEDAGOGY III further develops the teaching of music literacy to grades 5-8 and older music students. Curriculum includes the teaching of mixed, irregular meters, form, harmony, chromaticism and modes. A set of music element concept teaching plans is developed.

MUSICIANSHIP III continues further development and refinement of sightsinging, ear training, dictation and arranging, emphasizing chromaticism and modes. Activities include advanced levels of singing, harmonic analysis, composition keyboard and written exercises.

CHORAL EXPERIENCE enhances individual musicianship skills through singing in the CHORAL ENSEMBLE and CONDUCTING challenging repertoire appropriate for different levels of choirs in school, religious, and community-based settings. Students of all levels participate in daily rehearsals and conducting activities.

FOLK SONG RESEARCH III introduces advanced analysis techniques. The majority of the class is spent in independent study, preparing and writing the Folk Song Research paper. Participants should come prepared with a collection of twenty-five songs on a pre-approved topic, complete with Standard Analysis. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level II Folk Song Research.

COURSELOAD:Kodály pre-certification courses are notable for the intensity and density of materials and pedagogy presented. Course requirements include practice of solfege skills with sightsinging, unison and multipart exercises, ear training, dictation, arranging of folk songs, composition of canons, development of sequential lesson plans, peer teaching of music elements and materials, practice of choral repertoire, score preparation and study.

MATERIALS: May vary depending on instructor. Look for updated lists in our Certification Course Folder.