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2023 International Summer School - Active Music Making - Ireland
2023 International Summer School -  Active Music Making - Ireland
Monday, Jul 3, 2023 09:00 – Friday, Jul 7, 2023 17:00
St. Patrick's Campus DCU - Dublin

Kodály Ireland, in association with DCU School of Arts Education & Movement, invites you to attend its annual international summer course: "Active Music Making". The course aims to give each participant the opportunity to: 

 Develop as a musician and as an educator

  • Learn new teaching tools and strategies

  • Find new ways to think about music

  • Discover strategies that will facilitate teachers in bringing students to understand music as an artistic language which will in turn nurture the human spirit 

Led by renowned Hungarian and Irish tutors, the emphasis is on active, experience-based learning. In line with Kodály’s teachings, singing is at the heart of the course. Class levels are graded and therefore all levels of musical experience (from basic to advanced) are welcome. 

 Active Music Making

Classes include musicianship (solfège), choral conducting, music teaching methods, choir and chamber music. All levels of musical ability welcome from professional musicians to amateurs and including beginners. Suited to: 

 Early Years teachers

  • Primary teachers

  • Post-primary music teachers

  • Third-level music lecturers

  • Vocal and instrumental teachers

  • Musicianship teachers in music schools

  • Music students

  • Conductors, singers and performers 


The KI summer course is designed to develop all participants' musicianship skills and to support teaching and learning in all music learning environments (early years, primary, secondary, third level, vocal/instrumental, choral)

Small classes are structured in a way such that participants of any musical level will benefit in an appropriate and encouraging environment. 

 Graded solfège (musicianship) classes

  • Conducting

  • Teaching methods

  • Choral singing

  • Performances: Participants' Closing Concert

  • Social events 


Personal development in music, improved aural awareness, sight-reading, choral singing and stylistic knowledge. Professional development in music teaching and performance, new ideas, resources and repertoire.

Fees cover the cost of tuition. Morning tea/coffee is also included. Lunch, accommodation and extra costs (e.g. singing lessons) are not included.

Our Kodály summer course is a good networking opportunity.

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About Kodályhub

The Kodály HUB is a public on-line Knowledge Centre in which a Musicbook, a Community, a Calendar and further resources are available to assist teachers in their everyday work. The Songbook contains several hundred songs and music listening materials from all over the world. The songs are analysed using many key, searchable parameters and (when relevant) accompanied by a game or movement activity to support the teaching objectives and increase the enjoyment of the lesson. 

The Kodály HUB was created under an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Programme Kodály HUB - Sing. Learn. Share.

In 2019, 2020, 2021, the maintenance of the Kodály HUB has been supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary and the "Everyday Singing" programme of the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary, the fee of the logo registration was covered by the National Research and Development Office of Hungary.

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Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
6000 Kecskemét, Kéttemplom köz 1., Hungary