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Tue, Jul 05


Azusa Pacific University

Kodály Certification Program, Summer 2022

The nationally endorsed Certification Program provided by KASC includes three levels of Kodály Music Education courses and Folk Song Research. Each level can be completed in an intensive three week course taught by experts in the field each summer. REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE EXTENDED: JULY 1

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 Kodály Certification Program, Summer 2022
 Kodály Certification Program, Summer 2022

Time & Location

Jul 05, 2022, 7:30 AM PDT – Jul 22, 2022, 5:00 PM PDT

Azusa Pacific University, 901 E Alosta Ave, Azusa, CA 91702, USA

About The Event


Although we are still in a pandemic, we are committed to finding a safe way to continue our Music Education Institute! We are planning to have 3 full summer levels IN-PERSON/HYBRID taught by our Hungarian and American faculty. We will adhere to all official Covid-19 protocols during the courses.

What: The nationally endorsed Certification Program provided by the Kodály Association of Southern California (KASC) includes three levels of Kodály Music Education courses. Each level is three weeks for the pre-certification core courses of Pedagogy, Musicianship, and Choral Experience. Choral Experience consists of Choral Ensemble, with performance of repertoire for adult singers, and Choral Conducting, including basic to advanced conducting techniques for all levels of choir. Folk Song Research complements the core courses with analysis of folk song materials from many cultures (not offered in summer 2022). These four components interact, overlap, and enhance one another in the Kodály Approach curriculum. Completion of levels and a nationally endorsed Kodály Certificate can be achieved in three summers plus academic year offerings, or four summers. All coursework must be satisfactorily completed for Certification. Full Kodály certification includes completion of three levels of Core and Folk Song courses.

For more information on individual courses, see our Course Information.

When: Classes meet July 5 to July 22, Monday-Friday, from 8:30am-5:00pm, with a culminating concert on July 22nd.

SCHEDULE* Download Schedule HERE

Gathering/hospitality: 8 am

MORNING SING:  8:30-9:00 am, games, special topics, all levels.

Pre-certification LEVEL I Faculty

Pedagogy I 9:00 am-11:45 am Diane Geller, Kelly Adams

Lunch 11:45 am-12:30 pm

Musicianship I 12:30-2:30 pm Dr. Niké St. Clair

Break 2:30-3:00 pm

Choral Experience 3:00-5:00 pm Dr. Niké St. Clair

Pre-certification LEVEL II Faculty

Pedagogy II 9:00 am-12:00 pm Dr. Kathy Hickey, Eric Lifland

Lunch 12:00-12:30 pm

Musicianship II 12:30-2:30 pm László Cser

Break 2:30-3:00 pm

Choral Experience 3:00-5:00 pm Dr. Niké St. Clair

Pre-certification LEVEL III Faculty

Pedagogy III 8:15-9:00 am and 12:00-2:45 pm Dr. Kathy Hickey, Eric Lifland

Pedagogy II/Practice time 9:00-9:30 am

Musicianship III 9:30-11:30 am László Cser

Lunch 11:30 am-12:00 pm

Pedagogy III 12:00-2:45 pm

Choral Experience 3:00-5:00 pm Dr. Niké St. Clair


Music Making for Children July 5-8, 2022 Diane Geller, Kelly Adams

Hospitality, singing, games 8:30-9:00 am 

9:00-11:45 am

Kodály for Choirs July 5-22, 2022 Dr. Niké St. Clair

[includes Musicianship II, Choral Experience]

12:30-5:00 pm   (break 2:30-3 pm)

*Schedule subject to change without notice

Where: Azusa Pacific University: 901 E Alosta Ave, Azusa, CA 91702, USA

VIRTUAL AUDIT OF KODÁLY PEDAGOGY COURSES  Join the Kodály Pedagogy courses as a non-certificate auditor online via Zoom. You will have access online to 45 hours of the KASC Pedagogy curriculum, Levels I, II or III, and course instructor materials. Required books for Pedagogy courses are available online. You may opt to complete homework and teaching assignments, or to observe the activities as an auditor. Tuition: $ 300 [Note: The virtual audit does not constitute a certificate course or level; $150 of the virtual audit tuition would be applied to a future in-person Pedagogy certificate course. ] Register online under the VIRTUAL AUDIT category and indicate the Pedagogy Level.

NOTE: You must attend live on Zoom during the course hours daily for the 3 week course, Pacific Time. There will be no recording available after the completion of the course. Because of the unpredictable nature of the internet, we cannot guarantee perfect audio/visuals. 

Be our guest! Can’t decide if Levels courses are for you? Visit classes on July 5 as our guest! Call or email KASC Coordinator, Kathy Hickey, if you're interested in visiting (

Some classes qualify for LAUSD Salary Point Credit.

Required Texts: Purchase ONLINE or at courses. Approximate costs: Level I - $200, Level II -$250, Level III -$100, Choral $20. BRING your text books from previous levels. 

All course materials will be available for purchase at the classes. You may order materials online at various sources. Note:  Level II and III courses have some instructor-provided required materials that will be available in class.

KASC scholarships available for current OAKE members, subject to Scholarship Fund balance. Application online here; deadline: 5/20/2022.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO JULY 1, 2022. Certification courses are three weeks per level, Monday through Friday. Courses are not prorated. Payment plans available. Call or email KASC Coordinator, Kathy Hickey, for details on alternate payment plan (

Pre-certification Course Fees:

Level I core: $1,000

Level II core: $1,000

Level III core: $1,000

Making Music for Children: $350 [July 5-8, 8:30 am-12 noon]

Kodály for Choirs: $400 [July 5-22, 3-5 pm, Concert Finale]

Refresher course (audit): $125 (not prorated)

Virtual Audit: $300

Payments accepted online via credit/debit card.

If you prefer to pay by check, send the full amount (along with an email address) to:

KASC Coordinator, 38600 Pine Drive, Cherry Valley, CA 92223. 

You will receive a coupon code via email to register online once payment is received. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED regardless of payment method.

If you have further questions, please contact Kathy Hickey at: 951-454-8205;;

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