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Music Education

Colorado Kodály Institute

The Colorado Kodály Institute (CKI) is a dynamic training center for elementary classroom music teachers, independent music instructors, and secondary music teachers interested in taking their teaching, conducting, musicianship, and depth of knowledge about music education to new heights.

CSU’s Collegiate Music Educators National Conference Student Organization receives a MENC National 2011 Chapter of Excellence Award for Recruitment

Two Training Programs:

Kodály Music Teaching Certification

  • Earn National Certification in Kodály music teaching
  • Three levels of coursework are required for Certification
  • Endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE)
  • Study with national experts in conducting, choir, pedagogy, and solfege
  • Brand new University Center for the Arts in the foothills of the Rockies

Master's of Music in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis

  • Gain National Certification in Kodály music teaching while earning your Master's degree
  • Summer Master's program with option for online courses during the school year
  • Assimilate your real-world teaching experience and your academic coursework
  • One of the few Master's programs in the United States centered on Classroom Music Teaching

Study with:


Summer 2014 Seminar: July 14-26

Click here for the Summer 2014 Brochure (pdf)

Sample Curriculum:

  • Music Pedagogy and Folksong Literature
  • Folksong Analysis, Retrieval, and Research
  • Solfège/Musicianship
  • Conducting
  • Choir
  • Special Topics
  • Kodály for Kids Day Teaching Lab

"Taking the Kodály levels made me a better teacher than I ever thought I could be. As a private voice and piano teacher, I was challenged to incorporate the method into my studio, but I was excited to do it because I knew what a difference it could make. The improvement in my students' understanding of music and their increased enjoyment in creating music over the past couple of years has been immense and a joy to witness."

- Mary Beth Eversole
The Eversole Voice & Piano Studio

For more information, contact:
Dr. Bonnie Jacobi, Director
(970) 491-3106
bonnie.jacobi@colostate.edu