IKC General Level 3 (Stage 3) - Full programme

Stage 3 Musicianship & Pedagogy
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 third level of the training shows a great variety in terms of selection of material from a wide range of classical musical styles. The musical material of the previous levels is supplemented with modal musical examples partly through the use of early music material (medieval and Renaissance music) and a selection of folk music material. The intensive development of intervallic hearing will enable participants to sight-sing simpler non-tonal musical examples. The polyphonic examples include a great number of exercises composed by Kodály, choral works that are also selected from a wide range of classical musical style periods. The consolidation of harmonic hearing and knowledge of harmony and form is an important goal and also a connection point for progressing to the advanced level of the programme.
As this is the exit level of the general level training, participants will be able to feel that they are in the possession of musical skills and musical knowledge that enable them to teach music for children with confidence and at high standard. 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.
The methodological module focuses on how the participants can most effectively utilise the acquired knowledge and experiences in their own work as music educators. The preparation of curricula and lesson plans, as well as the selection of musical repertoire, are an important part of the training.

Full programme content:
2-WEEK INTENSIVE BOOSTER COURSE in Kecskemét - 17-28 July, 2023: 
- musicianship - 2 hours daily
- teaching methodology (pedagogy) - 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
- teaching methodology – 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) 
- teaching methodology (submission of a teaching portfolio – see details here)

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: 3000 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 office@kodaly.hu            

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