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2014 Kodály Music Institute
Mary A Epstein and Jonathan C. Rappaport, Directors

Levels I-IV and Post-Certificate
June 30- July 18, 2014
8:30 am - 5:00 pm M-F
New Location: Fay School, Southborough, MA

FREE!! All are invited to attend our final Gala concert event on Friday, July 18 at The Fay School!!

More information is available at Anna Maria College or the Kodály Music Institute

For questions about the certificate program, contact Mary Epstein (

KMI's focus is on improving the content and pedagogical knowledge of K-12 music teachers through content-rich areas of study based on the principles and philosophy of Zoltán Kodály. Participants improve their own musicianship by singing in both moveable do solfège and fixed letter names, conducting, and performing choral repertoire. Participants expand their pedagogical skills through singing/dancing multi-cultural folksongs, dances, singing games, jazz and classical art music; through researching, analyzing, and codifying musical materials; and through writing lesson plans and curriculum projects. Children attend on-site music classes/rehearsals that participants observe as live application of Kodálys principles. Music-teacher participants who successfully complete this institute will deepen their knowledge of the MA Arts Curriculum Framework concepts and skills as well as the MTEL music-teacher test content knowledge. Four concurrent levels are held each summer during the three weeks. KMI's full certificate, worth 20 graduate credits, is endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators.

Endorsed by Organization of American Kodály Educators

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Vocal Vacation Choral Arts Festival
Joanne Crowell, Director

Children in Grades 3-7

Dates ~ July 7 - July 18, 2014 (M-F) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Final Gala Concert, July 18, 2014 5:00 pm

New Location: Fay School, Southborough, MA

Download the Vocal Vacation application HERE.

Vocal Vacation is a cross-cultural summer music choral festival where urban and suburban
children gather together for friendship and song. An innovative component of the Kodály Music
Institute, this one-week program for children Grades 4-8 provides in-depth artistic experiences.
Each student has a daily group music class taught via the Kodály approach, daily chorus practice,
and other arts-related activities such as folk dancing, recorder, and visual arts "treks" to local
museums. Music classes and chorus are taught by master Kodály educators and are observed
by teacher participants attending the Kodály Music Institute as part of their training.

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2014-2015 Workshops
Boston University College of Fine Arts: 855 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215

Upper Elementary/Middle School Choral Strategies
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mary Ellen Junda

A Journey Through African-American Music, Jewish/Israeli Songs, and the context in which Americans first brought the Kodály Philosophy from behind the Iron Curtain

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mary Epstein, Betty Hillman, Martha Holmes

Hidden and Lost Meaning in Children's Folksong
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jeffrey A. Rhone

Harmonia Mundi: Afternoon Chapter Share
Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


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