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The revised study programme will be relaunched in autumn 2024.
Application deadline: to be announced in spring 2024.

IKC General Level 1 (Stage 1) - Full programme

Stage 1
Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
Kecskemét, Hungary
Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
Start Date
July 17, 2023
End Date
July 21, 2024
Application deadline
April 25, 2023
Detailed Description

The curriculum of the first level of the International Musicianship Certificate Programme was compiled in such a way that the participants enrolled in the programme will be able to gain a broad insight into the process of singing-based musical hearing and skill development and will be able to receive truly versatile practical experiences.
In addition to Kodály's pedagogical compositions for unison- and part-singing, the musical material includes diverse folk music material and numerous examples of art music. Through these, the programme focuses on such areas of musical skill development as the foundation of reliable music reading through the selection of pentatonic and diatonic musical excerpts, polyphonic singing, development of musical memory, basic knowledge of music theory, basic knowledge of harmony and form, as well as the development of musical creative skills related to the musical styles discussed during the course.
The level of difficulty will be adjusted to the exam requirements, but it will take maximum account of the members of the study groups and the possible slight differences in regards to prior musical experience.  

Full programme content:
2-WEEK INTENSIVE BOOSTER COURSE in Kecskemét - 17-28 July, 2023: 
- musicianship - 2 hours daily
- choral singing - 1 hour daily
- choral conducting - 1 hour daily
- vocal training and ensemble singing - 1 hour daily
- musicianship - tutoring and consultation in small study groups for 2 hours/week for 20 weeks
25 September – 1 December 2023 (fall term) and 26 February – 4 May 2024 (spring term)
CLOSING EXAMINATION WORKSHOP in Kecskemét - 20-21 July, 2024 
- musicianship (aural and written part in a workshop setting) 

IKC Faculty include:
- Dr Renáta Darázs
- Dr Anna Fűri
- Dr Nóra Keresztes
- Dr János Klézli
- Katalin Körtvési
- Dr László Norbert Nemes
- Borbála Szirányi

Registration fee: 20 EUR (non-refundable)
Price of the full programme: 2000 EUR
This includes the tuition fees of the two-week booster course in Kecskemét, of the online tutoring in the following autumn and spring semesters, and the fee of the exam workshop in Kecskemét. About the possibility of paying in instalments, please contact us at 

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About IKC

Introduced in 2023, the International Kodály Musicianship Certificate Programme was initiated and elaborated by the staff of the widely-renowned Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Hungary with the aim of providing a diverse certification and training programme for music teachers and musicians alike. Offered in 6 levels, the programme is an unparalled opportunity to test and improve your musicianship skills and enhance your teaching repertory.
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​Phone: + 36 76 481 518
Postal address: Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, H-6000 Kecskemét, Kálvin tér 1. Hungary