Kodály Summer Graduate Music Program

June 28, 2021 - July 9, 2021

About The Program

Lakeland University is proud to add the Kodály Summer Graduate Music program to its offerings. The program will take place on Lakeland’s Sheboygan campus June 28-July 9, 2021.

Previously housed at Holy Family College (Silver Lake College of the Holy Family), the Kodály Summer Graduate Music Program is designed for elementary, secondary, and independent music teachers who are seeking to grow their pedagogical, personal musicianship, and research skills. The program faculty are leaders in the field of music education and provide an experience that is joyful, supportive, and immensely meaningful.

The Kodály Summer Graduate Music program is efficient and is designed to complement the busy schedules of working music educators. Music educators can earn their Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis degree in four summers, including an intensive two-week summer residency each summer, with limited online coursework throughout the academic year. Within the 34-credit program, students will also earn an OAKE endorsed Kodály Certificate. Most program participants work full or part-time during the academic year and immediately apply what they learn in the program to their teaching.

Graduate students also have the option to complete their OAKE endorsed Kodály Certificate in just three summers. This program takes place exclusively during a two-week summer residency for three summers and is 20 credits. Scholarships are available for graduate students in the Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis degree and OAKE endorsed Kodály Certificate programs.

A variety of workshop courses are also offered without graduate credit and at a reduced rate.

Kodály Summer Graduate Music Faculty

About The Faculty

Meet Your Professor

Dr. John Feierabend is considered one of the leading authorities on childhood development in music and movement. He is the chair of the Kodály Summer Music Program at Lakeland University, professor emeritis and former chair of music education at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, and a past president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators. He has given presentations in all 50 states and many other countries. He is the author of over 70 books, recordings and DVDs, several of which served as the inspiration for the award-winning PBS children’s television series “Lomax: The Hound of Music.”

Dr. Feierabend has been honored as a Lowell Mason Fellow by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME); named University Educator of the Year by the Connecticut Music Educators Association; received the outstanding alumni award from Wayne State University; received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the James Bent Award for outstanding achievement in scholarship and creativity from the University of Hartford, and was the first U.S. recipient of the LEGO Prize, an international award given annually to “an individual who has made a distinctive contribution to the betterment of children.”

Dr. Feierabend continues to be committed to collecting, preserving and teaching the diverse folk music of our country and using that folk music as a bridge to help children understand and enjoy classical music. Dr. Feierabend’s creativity and research has resulted in two music methods; First Steps in Music, a music and movement program for infants through elementary-aged children and Conversational Solfege, a music literacy method suitable for elementary through college-aged student.

Dr. Feierabend’s teaching has provided thousands of teachers and their students with the materials and techniques to help build community through music by evoking enthusiastic participation of all people. To that end, his approach strives for all people to become tuneful, beatful and artful through research-based and developmentally appropriate pedagogies while promoting the use of quality literature. In the summer of 2012, a group of dedicated and like-minded educators honored Dr. Feierabend’s 40-plus years of teaching and research with the formation of the Feierabend Association for Music Education. For more information, visit: feierabendmusic.org and giamusic.com/feierabend.

Courses:

  • MUS 543 Kodály Methods II
  • MUS 544 Kodály Methods III
  • MUS 503B Conversational Solfege – Lower Levels
  • MUS 503C Conversational Solfege – Upper Levels

Dr. Franklin Gallo (b. 1977) was trained in piano, voice and trumpet from an early age. He holds a B.S. from Duquesne University, a Performance Certificate from the Ezio Pinza Council of American Singers of Opera (Italy), a M.M. from Shenandoah University, and a diploma from the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music (Hungary), where he studied with Eva Vendrai and Péter Erdei, and a D.M.A. from The Hartt School, under the guidance of Edward Bolkovac.

Dr. Gallo has held faculty positions at Shepherd University, The Hartt School, and at DePaul University, as well as in numerous public schools. Dr. Gallo also served as summer faculty at DePaul University, Duquesne University, Westminster Choir College, Holy Family College, and now Lakeland University. At Lakeland, Dr. Gallo serves as the Chair of the Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis program.

Dr. Gallo is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, conference presenter and composer. The past recipient of the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) Ruth Boshkoff Composition Prize, Dr. Gallo's works are featured in the Ruth Dwyer Choral Series with Colla Voce Music, and in the Henry Leck Creating Artistry Series with the Hal Leonard Corporation.

Courses:

  • MUS 531 Solfege III
  • MUS 560 Choral Ensemble
  • MUS 644 Choral Literature & Advanced Conduction

Dr. Brent Gault has taught elementary and early childhood music courses in Texas, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. He specializes in elementary general music education, early childhood music education and Kodály-inspired methodology. Dr. Gault also has training in both the Orff and Dalcroze approaches to music education.

He has presented sessions and research at conferences of the American Orff-Shulwerk Association, the Dalcroze Society of America, the International Kodály Educators, and MENC: The National Association for Music Education. In addition, he has served as a presenter and guest lecturer for colleges and music education organizations in the United States and China.

Articles by Dr. Gault have been published in various music education periodicals, including the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, the Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, General Music today, the Kodály Envoy, the Orff Echo, and the American Dalcroze Journal.

In addition to his duties with the Music Education Department at Indiana University where he is an associate professor of music (music education) in the Jacobs School of Music, Dr. Gault serves as the program director for the Indiana University Children’s Choir where he conducts the Allegro Choir. He is a past president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators.

Courses:

  • MUS 521 Solfege I
  • MUS 522 Solfege II

Lillie Feierabend is known for her work with young children and for instilling a love of music within them. This is her 15th year at the University of Hartford Magnet School and 17th as a director for the Connecticut Children’s Chorus. In 1998, she received the Teacher of the Year Award from Canton Schools for her innovative and inclusive music programs. In 2008, she again received her district’s Teacher of the Year Award and the Outstanding Elementary Music Educator Award from the Connecticut Music Educators Association. Feierabend is a frequent clinician at local, state and national conferences and a guest conductor for regional honors choirs. She taught at Holy Family College in Manitowoc WI prior to their closure. She now teaches at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, WI in addition to Gordon College in Boston, Anderson University in Indiana, and The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. She is past president of KESNE, and a member of NAfME, OAKE, CMEA and ACDA, for which she served as National Children’s Honor Choir Chair for the 2010 Conference.

Courses:

  • MUS 580 002 Folk Song and Dance Around the World

Jeffrey A. Rhone holds a Master of Music Education (Early Childhood Emphasis), and a Kodály teaching certificate from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. His independent research includes field and archival collecting at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC, and The Archive of Folk Life Studies in Washington, D.C. As an educator, Rhone has collaborated with The Yale School of Music Graduate Student Composer Outreach Program and published articles on folklore in The Kodály Envoy. Rhone began his teaching career instructing grade 4–8 instrumental music in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area, and subsequently with K–5 general/vocal music in North Haven, Connecticut public schools for more than 15 years. Currently, Rhone teaches courses in Folksong Research in the Kodály certification program at The Hartt School where he is enrolled as a full-time doctoral student in music education. He also teaches Folk Song History and Research at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, WI..

Courses:

  • MUS 501 Folk Song History and Research I
  • MUS 502 Folk Song History and Research II

Stephanie Schall-Brazee is an elementary general music teacher for the Traverse City Area Public Schools where she also directs the select Women’s Choir, Bella Voce. As a choral director, Stephanie’s choirs have consistently earned first-degree ratings at festivals and have been invited to sing at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition to her public school teaching, Stephanie is on the faculty of the Northwest Michigan College Children’s Choirs where she directs the Lyric and Prelude choirs.

Stephanie’s training includes a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Music Education from The Hartt School, where she was a graduate assistant to Dr. John Feierabend. Stephanie’s master’s thesis, entitled “The Effects of Song Accompaniment on First-Grade Children’s Ability to Sing Songs from Memory,” required an experimental study that continues to be a clear contribution to the knowledge base in song acquisition among children.

In addition to her teaching, Stephanie has served as a clinician presenting sessions on “First Steps in Music,” “Singing Development in Young Children,” “Music and Movement in Preschool” and “Conversational Solfege.” She also is an endorsed Teacher Trainer for First Steps in Music, and Conversational Solfege Levels 1 and 2.”

Courses:

  • MUS 542 Kodály Methods I
  • MUS 530A First Steps in Music

Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton, Director of Graduate Music and Director of Advancement for the School of Humanities and Fine Arts at Lakeland University, is an award-winning soprano who has performed on the operatic and concert stage. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Minnesota and her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Luther College. Dr. Ware Carlton has taught vocalists at the collegiate, secondary and elementary levels. Her articles on vocal pedagogy, private studio management and other topics have appeared in national publications. Prior to beginning her work at Lakeland University, Dr. Ware Carlton taught at Holy Family College in Manitowoc, WI, Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Campus.

Dr. Ware Carlton conducted a major survey of vocal pedagogues to assess the current use of science and imagery in vocal studios, and published her findings in the Journal of Singing. She has presented these findings at the CMS National Convention, the CMS Great Lakes Regional Conference, the Voice Foundation’s 40th Annual Symposium, the Phenomenon of Singing Symposium held in Newfoundland, Canada, and the Andover Educators Biennial Conference in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Ware Carlton is a licensed Andover Educator and teaches the course “What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body.” She is an in-demand guest presenter on Body Mapping throughout the Midwestern United States.

As director of the graduate music program, Dr. Ware Carlton serves as advisor to students in the Kodály Certificate Program and Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis program.

Courses:

  • MUS 592 Capstone Development
  • MUS 690 Capstone
  • Program Advisor

Dr. Loneka Wilkinson Battiste

Loneka Wilkinson Battiste is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She taught elementary general music, and elementary, middle and high school choir classes for four years. She is a frequent clinician and guest conductor for elementary and middle school honor choirs. Her scholarly interests include culturally responsive teaching in music education and multicultural education in music education.She currently serves as a member of both the Academic Citizenship Committee and the Advisory Council for Diversity and Inclusion of the College Music Society, and as Co-Chair of both the Education Section and the Crossroads Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology. She recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil where she studied the musical genre coco. Her research interests include world music pedagogy, culturally responsive teaching in music education, and multicultural education in music education.

Courses:

  • MUS 580 001 Culturally Responsive Teaching for Music Educators

Lynne Zimmermann received both her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music education with Kodály emphasis from Holy Family College. Her master’s thesis was published in ERIC’s online database. Currently, she teaches K-4 general music in Plymouth, Wisconsin, maintains a private voice and piano studio, and directs the traditional and concert choirs at the Sheboygan Evangelical Free Church. Her community involvement includes accompanying students at district and state music festivals and she has been involved in a number of musical theater productions. She has been teaching online classes for Holy Family's Graduate Music Program since 2009 and will continue teaching these courses at Lakeland University.

Courses:

  • MUS 630 History and Philosophy of Music Education

3 Options

Summer Graduate Music Program

The Summer Graduate Music Program at Lakeland University offers three options depending on your needs:

  • Master of Music in Music Education - Kodály Emphasis
  • Kodály Certificate - OAKE Endorsed
  • Continuing Education Workshop Courses
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Questions? Contact us!
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Master of Music in Music Education with a Kodály Emphasis (MM)

This degree is 34 credits and includes four summers with two weeks on campus each summer. Students also earn an OAKE-endorsed Kodály certificate as part of this program (Levels I-III). Your first summer would include the following courses: Kodály Methods I (includes the First Steps of Music curriculum), Solfege I, Folk Song History and Research I, Choir, and a Special Topics course. Students usually take 7.5-9 credits each summer.

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For new students, the program director, Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton, will contact you following completion of your application process to assist with registration.

Returning students may login to my.lakeland.edu to register for classes. Please contact Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton (CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu) for advising assistance and help with registration.

Registration for classes beginning in Summer 2021 will open March 18, 2021.

June 28 – July 9

8:00-10:00 a.m.

  • MUS 544 Kodály Methods III [2]
  • MUS 522 Solfege II [2] 
  • MUS 501 Folk Song History and Research I [2] 

10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 

  • MUS 543 Kodály Methods II [2]
  • MUS 521 Solfege I [2] 
  • MUS 531 Solfege III [2] 

1:15-2:15 p.m.

  • MUS 560 Choral Ensemble [0/1]

2:30-4:00 p.m.

  • MUS 500A Research in Music Education [1] 

2:30-4:30 p.m.

  • MUS 542 Kodály Methods I [2]
  • MUS 644 Choral Literature & Advanced Conducting [2]
  • MUS 502 Folk Song History and Research II [2]
  • MUS 592 Capstone Development – By Appointment
May 24 – August 13
  • MUS 690 Capstone/Thesis Project [1-3]
June 28 – August 6
  • MUS 630 History and Philosophy of Music Education [2] * ONLINE 

SPECIAL TOPICS COURSES 

Each special topics course may be taken for graduate credit or as a workshop for no credit

Saturday & Sunday, June 26-27

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • MUS 580 001 - Culturally Responsive Teaching for Music Educators [1 Credit or No Credit]
Monday-Thursday, June 28-July 1

5:00-8:45 p.m.

  • MUS 580 002 - Folk Song and Dance Around the World [1 Credit or No Credit]
  • CHECK BACK IN OCTOBER FOR AN ADDITIONAL COURSE!
Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 9

MUS 542 Kodály Methods I 
2 Graduate Credits
Stephanie Schall-Brazee

During this course, participants will be introduced to current research findings and the implications of that research on the development of an early childhood music and movement curriculum. Materials and activities will be presented for children from birth to age 7. Collecting materials, designing teaching strategies, lesson plans and yearly curriculum, as well as developing and promoting an early childhood program, will be covered. Active participation in both music and movement activities will be the basis for most instruction.

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MUS 543 Kodály Methods II
2 Graduate Credits
Dr. John Feierabend

Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method that develops musical literacy. Based on models used to teach conversational foreign languages, Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and Solfege syllables at the conversational level, then gradually evolves into traditional notation. Through carefully sequenced activities, Conversational Solfege enables students to joyfully assimilate the skills and content necessary to be musically literate. Through various techniques, Conversational Solfege allows the acquisition of musical reading and writing, dictation, improvisation and composition in an intuitive manner. This course is applicable to general music, choral and instrumental teachers.

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MUS 544 Kodály Methods III
2 Graduate Credits
Dr. John Feierabend

This course further explores the development of musical literacy through analyzing songs and creating a sequence of learning based on song content and skill development. Strategies include listening, reading, writing, writing lesson plans and establishing yearly goals. This course also will give you an introduction of how to teach harmonic function in major and minor tonalities as they apply to improvisation and composition.

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MUS 521 Solfege I
2 Graduate Credits
Dr. Brent Gault

Introduction to the use of Kodály techniques applied to development of skills in use of relative solmization and rhythmic syllables, aural perception, singing and conducting.

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MUS 522 Solfege II
2 Graduate Credits
Dr. Brent Gault

Advanced study in Kodály techniques related to relative solmization, aural perception, modulation, singing, conducting, and part work.

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MUS 531 Solfege III
2 Graduate Credits
Dr. Franklin Gallo

In Solfege III, the aural, visual and kinesthetic skills of effective music educators and conductors are presented and practiced using techniques developed by Guido d’Arezzo, John Curwen, Zoltán Kodály and others. Through studying solmization, students develop and connect their analytical knowledge of music theory to their aural comprehension. Sequentially derived exercises, extracted excerpts and authentic in-class performances advance student understanding. The practice of moveable-Do (la-based minor) solmization helps students to unpack diverse repertoire from American and European Folk heritages, the Western Art cannon and world music. Topics to be discussed include linear pentatonic, diatonic and modal sight-singing, vertical harmonic solmization and aural analysis, interval recognition, piano and vocal performance proficiency, authentic performance practice of monophonic, polyphonic, and homophonic works, and two-, three- and four-part homophony and polyphony.

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MUS 501 Folk Song History and Research I
2 Graduate Credits
Jeff Rhone

In this course, emphasis is placed on the historical and cultural contexts of folk songs of the United States. Students study the work of various folk song collectors’ field recordings and primary source collections. Specific folk song types as well as regional and cultural folk song characteristics are studied. Students also begin work on folk song transcription and creating a basic folk song index-retrieval system.

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MUS 502 Folk Song History and Research II
2 Graduate Credits
Jeff Rhone

This course is a continuation of Folk Song Research Level I. In this course, students continue to study folk songs in historical and cultural contexts. Students also focus on detailed folk song analysis techniques and apply them to a personal folk song collection. The students also work on more specific details of their index-retrieval system for subsequent application of folk songs to a music curriculum.

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MUS 560 Choral Chamber Ensemble
0/1 Graduate Credit
Dr. Franklin Gallo

The Choral Performing Ensemble meets daily, rehearsing, and performing music of diverse genres and styles. The ensemble also serves as a pedagogical lab for participants that focuses on building musicianship and conducting skills. Registration is required of all graduate students enrolled in Kodály programs.

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MUS 500A Research in Music Education
1 Graduate Credit
TBD

Introduces key terms related to research and the philosophies and methodologies that guide empirical research. Students will be able to analyze research studies from quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Using this knowledge, students will propose a basic ethnographic study that will become the framework for the entire three credits for this course. Included in this module (MUS 500A) will be methods of data collection that are central to conducting a qualitative research project, including taking field notes, conducting interviews, and transcribing interviews. Students will create coding schemes and use “mind-maps” to help analyze data

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MUS 500B Research in Music Education
1 Graduate Credit
TBD

Examines how to find and cite scholarly literature to write a literature review. Students will study various forms of qualitative research including phenomenology, case study, narrative research, ethnography, grounded theory and action research. Students will explore effective research writing style, including use of APA 6th edition. Students will become familiar with qualitative data analysis.

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MUS 500C Research in Music Education

1 Graduate Credit

TBD

Completion of student ethnographic study, including the finalization of a final report will be one of the key components. Students will be able to write an abstract, introduction, literature review, methodology, findings (results), discussion, and further implications for their ethnographic study in a style appropriate for academic research. An overview of quantitative data analysis, including statistics used in quantitative research will be part of this segment. Finally, students will consider ethical issues that relate to research.

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MUS 630 History and Philosophy of Music Education
2 Graduate Credits
Lynne Zimmermann

General learning theories, aesthetics of music and curricular design in music education in the United States from historical and philosophical perspectives.

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MUS 631 Current Perspectives in Music Education
2 Graduate Credits
Lynne Zimmermann

Approaches to current music curriculum designs with accompanying socio-cultural trends affecting curricular theory and practices. Basic study of Kodály, Orff, Dalcroze, CMP and Manhattanville approaches and recent symposia findings relating to music education.

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MUS 644 Advanced Conducting & Choral Literature
2 Graduate Credits
Dr. Franklin Gallo

Students are introduced to and develop precise conducting skills and rehearsal techniques needed to successfully lead choral ensembles. During this course, students will explore advanced literature useful for select children's choruses, high school choruses, and/or adult choirs.

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MUS 690 Capstone Project/Thesis
0-3 Graduate Credits
Dr. John Feirabend,
Dr. Franklin Gallo,
Dr. Brent Gault,
Jeff Rhone
Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton

Capstone Projects which cover three content areas selected from Pedagogy, Musicianship, Folk Song Materials, History and Research, Historical Foundations, Current Perspectives, and Research in Music Education will be completed. Students will present their work and complete a Capstone Presentation and Oral Examination.

SPECIAL TOPICS

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MUS 580 001 - CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING WITH KODÁLY
1 Graduate Credit OR 0 Credit Workshop
Dr. Loneka Battiste-Williams

This course will assist pre-service and inservice teachers develop knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be culturally responsive music educators. This course will also address music teaching and learning as it relates to dimensions of multicultural education and components of culturally responsive pedagogy. Discussion on related current events in music education will be facilitated and teachers will be introduced to a plethora of resources for continued professional development.

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MUS 580 002 – Folk Song and Dance Around the World
1 Graduate Credit
Lillie Feierabend

Folk Songs and Folk Dances can build a bridge where we are offered a glimpse into another culture and are delighted to find ourselves looking back. The dances and songs of a country or a people are imbued with their history, values, characteristics, spirit and heart. We can appreciate and begin to know a little about a people when we move in their footsteps. These delightful gifts, traversing not only generations, but cultures, can lead us to greater awareness and global understanding.

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MUS 580 003
Information coming soon – check back in October!

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MUS 510 Orff Schulwerk Cert-Level I
3 Graduate Credits
Dan Gullick
Aaron Hanson
John Barnes

Course participants will develop their personal musicianship skills, learn to create stylistically and age-appropriate arrangements, and experience pedagogical models appropriate for the elementary and middle school classroom that emphasize improvisation and creativity. This approach stresses the importance of developing the child’s body, ear, and mind as an integrated pathway to creative expression and comprehensive musicianship.

1 credit courses - $667
  • MUS 560 Choral Ensemble
  • MUS 500A Research in Music Education
  • MUS 690 Capstone Project
  • MUS 510A Culturally Responsive Teaching for Music Educators
  • MUS 510B Folk Song and Dance Around the World
  • MUS 510C Check back in October for course title!
2 credit courses - $1334
  • MUS 542 Kodály Methods I
  • MUS 543 Kodály Methods II
  • MUS 544 Kodály Methods III
  • MUS 501 Folk Song History and Research I
  • MUS 502 Folk Song History and Research II
  • MUS 522 Solfege I
  • MUS 523 Solfege II
  • MUS 531 Solfege III
  • MUS 644 Choral Literature & Advanced Conducting
  • MUS 630 History and Philosophy of Music Education
Workshop fees (NOTE: No graduate credit is earned if you register for the courses listed below for 0 credits)
  • MUS 530A First Steps in Music - $420
  • MUS 530B Conversational Solfege – Lower Levels - $420
  • MUS 530C Conversational Solfege – Upper Levels - $420
  • MUS 510A Culturally Responsive Teaching for Music Educators - $210
  • MUS 510B Folk Song and Dance Around the World - $210
  • MUS 510C Check back in October for course title! - $210
  • MUS 560 Choral Ensemble - $30


Tuition and fees are due two weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Scholarships are available for students within the Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis program and the OAKE Endorsed Kodály Certificate program.

The Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis degree program is financial aid eligible.

Information about scholarships will be posted soon. Check back for more information in October!

MASTER OF MUSIC IN MUSIC EDUCATION – KODÁLY EMPHASIS COURSES

  • MUS 542 Kodály Methods I [2]
  • MUS 543 Kodály Methods II [2]
  • MUS 544 Kodály Methods III [2]
  • MUS 521 Solfege I [2]
  • MUS 522 Solfege II [2]
  • MUS 531 Solfege III [2]
  • MUS 501 Folk Song History and Research I [2]
  • MUS 502 Folk Song History and Research II [2]
  • MUS 644 Choral Literature and Advanced Conducting [2]
  • MUS 630 History and Philosophy of Music Education (online) [2]
  • MUS 631 Current Perspectives in Music Education (online) [2]
  • MUS 500A/B/C Research in Music Education [3]
  • MUS 560 Choral Ensemble* [0/1]
  • MUS 580 Special Topics [4]
  • MUS 592 Capstone Development [0]
  • MUS 690 Capstone Project/Thesis [3]

* Choir must be taken for four summers, total 2 credits. Two summers will be taken for 1 credit, two summers will be taken for 0 credits.

TOTAL: 34 credits

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Kodály Certificate

Endorsed by OAKE, the certificate is 20.5 credits and can be completed in three summers with two weeks on campus. Students usually take 6.5-7.5 credits each summer.

Check back soon for more information!

Apply

For new students, the program director, Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton, will contact you following completion of your application process to assist with registration.

Returning students may login to my.lakeland.edu to register for classes. Please contact Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton (CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu) for advising assistance and help with registration.

Registration for classes beginning in Summer 2021 will open March 18, 2021.

Check back soon for more information!

June 28 – July 9

8:00-10:00 a.m.

  • MUS 544 Kodály Methods III [2]
  • MUS 522 Solfege II [2] 
  • MUS 501 Folk Song History and Research I [2] 

10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 

  • MUS 543 Kodály Methods II [2]
  • MUS 521 Solfege I [2] 
  • MUS 531 Solfege III [2] 

1:15-2:15 p.m.

  • MUS 560 Choral Ensemble [0/1]

2:30-4:30 p.m.

  • MUS 542 Kodály Methods I [2]
  • MUS 644 Choral Literature & Advanced Conducting [2]
  • MUS 502 Folk Song History and Research II [2] 

SPECIAL TOPICS COURSES 

Each special topics course may be taken for graduate credit or as a workshop for no credit. A total of one special topics credit is required to complete the Kodály Certificate program.

Saturday & Sunday, June 26-27

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • MUS 580 001 - Culturally Responsive Teaching for Music Educators [1 Credit or No Credit]
Monday-Thursday, June 28-July 1

5:00-8:45 p.m.

  • MUS 580 002 - Folk Song and Dance Around the World [1 Credit or No Credit]
  • CHECK BACK IN OCTOBER FOR AN ADDITIONAL COURSE!
Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 9

MUS 542 Kodály Methods I 
2 Graduate Credits
Stephanie Schall-Brazee

During this course, participants will be introduced to current research findings and the implications of that research on the development of an early childhood music and movement curriculum. Materials and activities will be presented for children from birth to age 7. Collecting materials, designing teaching strategies, lesson plans and yearly curriculum, as well as developing and promoting an early childhood program, will be covered. Active participation in both music and movement activities will be the basis for most instruction.


MUS 543 Kodály Methods II
2 Graduate Credits
Dr. John Feierabend

Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method that develops musical literacy. Based on models used to teach conversational foreign languages, Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and Solfege syllables at the conversational level, then gradually evolves into traditional notation. Through carefully sequenced activities, Conversational Solfege enables students to joyfully assimilate the skills and content necessary to be musically literate. Through various techniques, Conversational Solfege allows the acquisition of musical reading and writing, dictation, improvisation and composition in an intuitive manner. This course is applicable to general music, choral and instrumental teachers.


MUS 544 Kodály Methods III
2 Graduate Credits
Dr. John Feierabend

This course further explores the development of musical literacy through analyzing songs and creating a sequence of learning based on song content and skill development. Strategies include listening, reading, writing, writing lesson plans and establishing yearly goals. This course also will give you an introduction of how to teach harmonic function in major and minor tonalities as they apply to improvisation and composition.


MUS 521 Solfege I
2 Graduate Credits
Dr. Brent Gault

Introduction to the use of Kodály techniques applied to development of skills in use of relative solmization and rhythmic syllables, aural perception, singing and conducting.


MUS 522 Solfege II
2 Graduate Credits
Dr. Brent Gault

Advanced study in Kodály techniques related to relative solmization, aural perception, modulation, singing, conducting, and part work.


MUS 531 Solfege III
2 Graduate Credits
Dr. Franklin Gallo

In Solfege III, the aural, visual and kinesthetic skills of effective music educators and conductors are presented and practiced using techniques developed by Guido d’Arezzo, John Curwen, Zoltán Kodály and others. Through studying solmization, students develop and connect their analytical knowledge of music theory to their aural comprehension. Sequentially derived exercises, extracted excerpts and authentic in-class performances advance student understanding. The practice of moveable-Do (la-based minor) solmization helps students to unpack diverse repertoire from American and European Folk heritages, the Western Art cannon and world music. Topics to be discussed include linear pentatonic, diatonic and modal sight-singing, vertical harmonic solmization and aural analysis, interval recognition, piano and vocal performance proficiency, authentic performance practice of monophonic, polyphonic, and homophonic works, and two-, three- and four-part homophony and polyphony.


MUS 501 Folk Song History and Research I
2 Graduate Credits
Jeff Rhone

In this course, emphasis is placed on the historical and cultural contexts of folk songs of the United States. Students study the work of various folk song collectors’ field recordings and primary source collections. Specific folk song types as well as regional and cultural folk song characteristics are studied. Students also begin work on folk song transcription and creating a basic folk song index-retrieval system.


MUS 502 Folk Song History and Research II
2 Graduate Credits
Jeff Rhone

This course is a continuation of Folk Song Research Level I. In this course, students continue to study folk songs in historical and cultural contexts. Students also focus on detailed folk song analysis techniques and apply them to a personal folk song collection. The students also work on more specific details of their index-retrieval system for subsequent application of folk songs to a music curriculum.


MUS 560 Choral Chamber Ensemble
0/1 Graduate Credit
Dr. Franklin Gallo

The Choral Performing Ensemble meets daily, rehearsing, and performing music of diverse genres and styles. The ensemble also serves as a pedagogical lab for participants that focuses on building musicianship and conducting skills. Registration is required of all graduate students enrolled in Kodály programs.


MUS 644 Advanced Conducting & Choral Literature
2 Graduate Credits
Dr. Franklin Gallo

Students are introduced to and develop precise conducting skills and rehearsal techniques needed to successfully lead choral ensembles. During this course, students will explore advanced literature useful for select children's choruses, high school choruses, and/or adult choirs.


SPECIAL TOPICS

MUS 580 001 – Culturally Responsive Teaching for Music Educators
1 Graduate Credit OR
Dr. Loneka Battiste-Williams

This course will assist pre-service and inservice teachers develop knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be culturally responsive music educators. This course will also address music teaching and learning as it relates to dimensions of multicultural education and components of culturally responsive pedagogy. Discussion on related current events in music education will be facilitated and teachers will be introduced to a plethora of resources for continued professional development.


MUS 580 002 – Folk Song and Dance Around the World
1 Graduate Credit
Lillie Feierabend

Folk Songs and Folk Dances can build a bridge where we are offered a glimpse into another culture and are delighted to find ourselves looking back. The dances and songs of a country or a people are imbued with their history, values, characteristics, spirit and heart. We can appreciate and begin to know a little about a people when we move in their footsteps. These delightful gifts, traversing not only generations, but cultures, can lead us to greater awareness and global understanding.


MUS 580 003

Information coming soon – check back in October!


MUS 510 Orff Schulwerk Cert-Level I
0/3 Graduate Credits
Dan Gullick
Aaron Hanson
John Barnes

Course participants will develop their personal musicianship skills, learn to create stylistically and age-appropriate arrangements, and experience pedagogical models appropriate for the elementary and middle school classroom that emphasize improvisation and creativity. This approach stresses the importance of developing the child’s body, ear, and mind as an integrated pathway to creative expression and comprehensive musicianship.

1 credit courses - $667
  • MUS 560 Choral Ensemble
  • MUS 500A Research in Music Education
  • MUS 690 Capstone Project
  • MUS 510A Culturally Responsive Teaching for Music Educators
  • MUS 510B Folk Song and Dance Around the World
  • MUS 510C Check back in October for course title!
2 credit courses - $1334
  • MUS 542 Kodály Methods I
  • MUS 543 Kodály Methods II
  • MUS 544 Kodály Methods III
  • MUS 501 Folk Song History and Research I
  • MUS 502 Folk Song History and Research II
  • MUS 522 Solfege I
  • MUS 523 Solfege II
  • MUS 531 Solfege III
  • MUS 644 Choral Literature & Advanced Conducting
  • MUS 630 History and Philosophy of Music Education
Workshop fees (NOTE: No graduate credit is earned if you register for the courses listed below for 0 credits)
  • MUS 530A First Steps in Music - $420
  • MUS 530B Conversational Solfege – Lower Levels - $420
  • MUS 530C Conversational Solfege – Upper Levels - $420
  • MUS 510A Culturally Responsive Teaching for Music Educators - $210
  • MUS 510B Folk Song and Dance Around the World - $210
  • MUS 510C Check back in October for course title! - $210
  • MUS 560 Choral Ensemble - $30


Tuition and fees are due two weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Scholarships are available for students within the Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis program and the OAKE Endorsed Kodály Certificate program.

The Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis degree program is financial aid eligible.

Information about scholarships will be posted soon. Check back for more information in October!

KODÁLY CERTIFICATE COURSES

  • MUS 542 Kodály Methods I [2]
  • MUS 543 Kodály Methods II [2]
  • MUS 544 Kodály Methods III [2]
  • MUS 521 Solfege I [2]
  • MUS 522 Solfege II [2]
  • MUS 531 Solfege III [2]
  • MUS 501 Folk Song History and Research I [2]
  • MUS 502 Folk Song History and Research II [2]
  • MUS 644 Choral Literature and Advanced Conducting [2]
  • MUS 560 Choral Ensemble* [0/1]
  • MUS 580 Special Topics [1]

*Choir must be taken for three summers, one summer for 1 credits, two summers for 0 credits.

TOTAL: 20 credits

Choir

Workshop Courses

This option provides the chance to take select classes for a reduced rate, but no graduate credit is given. 2021 Workshop courses include:

  • First Steps in Music (cross-listed with Kodály Methods I and meets at the same time and place)
  • Conversational Solfege – Lower Levels (cross-listed with Kodály Methods II and meets at the same time and place)
  • Conversational Solfege – Upper Levels (cross-listed with Kodály Methods III and meets at the same time and place)
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching for Music Educators
  • Folk Song and Dance Around the World
  • Orff Schulwerk Level I Certification
  • More to come – check back in October!

Check back soon for more information!

Apply Now

For new students, the program director, Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton, will contact you following completion of your application process to assist with registration.

Returning students may login to my.lakeland.edu to register for classes. Please contact Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton (CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu) for advising assistance and help with registration.

Registration for classes beginning in Summer 2021 will open March 18, 2021.

Saturday & Sunday, June 26-27

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • MUS 580 001 - Culturally Responsive Teaching for Music Educators [1 Credit or No Credit]

June 28 – July 9

8:00-10:00 a.m.

  • MUS 503A First Steps in Music*

10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 

  • MUS 503B Conversational Solfege – Lower Levels*

1:15-2:15 p.m.

  • MUS 560 Choral Ensemble [0/1]

2:30-4:30 p.m.

  • MUS 503C Conversational Solfege – Upper Levels*

*(PLEASE NOTE: These courses are cross-listed with Kodály Methods I, II and III and meet at the same time and place as these courses)

Monday-Thursday, June 28-July 1

5:00-8:45 p.m.

  • MUS 580 002 - Folk Song and Dance Around the World [1 Credit or No Credit]
  • CHECK BACK IN OCTOBER FOR AN ADDITIONAL COURSE!
Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 9

MUS 580 001 – Culturally Responsive Teaching for Music Educators
0/1 Graduate Credit
Dr. Loneka Battiste-Williams

This course will assist pre-service and inservice teachers develop knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be culturally responsive music educators. This course will also address music teaching and learning as it relates to dimensions of multicultural education and components of culturally responsive pedagogy. Discussion on related current events in music education will be facilitated and teachers will be introduced to a plethora of resources for continued professional development.

Shape

MUS 580 002 – Folk Song and Dance Around the World
0/1 Graduate Credit
Lillie Feierabend

Folk Songs and Folk Dances can build a bridge where we are offered a glimpse into another culture and are delighted to find ourselves looking back. The dances and songs of a country or a people are imbued with their history, values, characteristics, spirit and heart. We can appreciate and begin to know a little about a people when we move in their footsteps. These delightful gifts, traversing not only generations, but cultures, can lead us to greater awareness and global understanding.

Shape

MUS 580 003

Information coming soon – check back in October!

Shape

MUS 530A First Steps in Music
0 Graduate Credits
Stephanie Schall-Brazee

During this workshop, participants will be introduced to current research findings and the implications of that research on the development of an early childhood music and movement curriculum. Materials and activities will be presented for children from birth to age 7. Collecting materials, designing teaching strategies, lesson plans and yearly curriculum, as well as developing and promoting an early childhood program, will be covered. Active participation in both music and movement activities will be the basis for most instruction.PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methods I and meets at the same time and place.

Shape

MUS 530B – Conversational Solfege – Lower Levels
0 Credit Workshop
Dr. John Feierabend

Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method that develops musical literacy. Based on models used to teach conversational foreign languages, Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and solfege syllables at the conversational level, then gradually evolves into traditional notation. Through carefully sequenced activities, Conversational Solfege enables students to joyfully assimilate the skills and content necessary to be musically literate. Through various techniques, Conversational Solfege allows the acquisition of musical reading and writing, dictation, improvisation and composition in an intuitive manner. This workshop is applicable to general music, choral and instrumental teachers. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methods II and meets at the same time and place.

Shape

MUS 530C – Conversational Solfege – Upper Levels
0 Credit Workshop
Dr. John Feierabend

This workshop further explores the development of musical literacy through analyzing songs and creating a sequence of learning based on song content and skill development. Strategies include listening, reading, writing, writing lesson plans and establishing yearly goals. This workshop also will give you an introduction of how to teach harmonic function in major and minor tonalities as they apply to improvisation and composition. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methods III and meets at the same time and place.

Shape

MUS 510 Orff Schulwerk Cert-Level I
0 Graduate Credits
Dan Gullick
Aaron Hanson
John Barnes

Course participants will develop their personal musicianship skills, learn to create stylistically and age-appropriate arrangements, and experience pedagogical models appropriate for the elementary and middle school classroom that emphasize improvisation and creativity. This approach stresses the importance of developing the child’s body, ear, and mind as an integrated pathway to creative expression and comprehensive musicianship.

Check back soon for more information!

1 credit courses - $667
  • MUS 560 Choral Ensemble
  • MUS 500A Research in Music Education
  • MUS 690 Capstone Project
  • MUS 510A Culturally Responsive Teaching for Music Educators
  • MUS 510B Folk Song and Dance Around the World
  • MUS 510C Check back in October for course title!
2 credit courses - $1334
  • MUS 542 Kodály Methods I
  • MUS 543 Kodály Methods II
  • MUS 544 Kodály Methods III
  • MUS 501 Folk Song History and Research I
  • MUS 502 Folk Song History and Research II
  • MUS 522 Solfege I
  • MUS 523 Solfege II
  • MUS 531 Solfege III
  • MUS 644 Choral Literature & Advanced Conducting
  • MUS 630 History and Philosophy of Music Education
Workshop fees (NOTE: No graduate credit is earned if you register for the courses listed below for 0 credits)
  • MUS 530A First Steps in Music - $420
  • MUS 530B Conversational Solfege – Lower Levels - $420
  • MUS 530C Conversational Solfege – Upper Levels - $420
  • MUS 510A Culturally Responsive Teaching for Music Educators - $210
  • MUS 510B Folk Song and Dance Around the World - $210
  • MUS 510C Check back in October for course title! - $210
  • MUS 560 Choral Ensemble - $30


Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Scholarships are available for students within the Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis program and the OAKE Endorsed Kodály Certificate program.

The Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis degree program is financial aid eligible.

Information about scholarships will be posted soon. Check back for more information in October!

About The Kodály Approach

The Kodály philosophy of music education centers around folk song as the root of a child’s musical experience and the central pathway to musical learning, and also incorporates movement and socialization activities such as dance to engage students with their peers. The values of the Kodály approach include:

  • Every child has a right to musical literacy
  • Singing is the basic act of music-making and is supported by movement, listening, dance, and instrumental performance
  • The folk music of a nation is a primary source of musical repertoire
  • Musical instruction must be systematic, developmentally appropriate, creative, and organized in an explicit sequence from experience to concept, and concept to practical application

About Lakeland University

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Lakeland University is a historic institution of innovation. Music has always been a part of its history.

“We are truly honored to receive this special program and we look forward to taking it to new heights,” said Lakeland President David Black. “Music is an important part of Lakeland’s long history, from the summer music camp we’ve hosted for more than 60 years to the legacies of influential music faculty members like Henry Ellerbusch, Edgar Thiessen, Lew Schmidt and Janet Herrick.”

Lakeland University is a liberal arts institution related to the United Church of Christ. Lakeland University’s main campus is located in scenic Sheboygan, WI. Lakeland offers evening and online courses through centers in Milwaukee, Madison, Wisconsin Rapids, Chippewa Valley, Fox Cities and Green Bay. Lakeland also has an international campus located in Tokyo, Japan.

The Kodály Summer Graduate Music program will take place on the main campus in Sheboygan. Program participants will enjoy the picturesque campus including the newly renovated Younger Family Campus Center which houses the Main Dining Hall, Muskie Mart, Daily Grind coffee shop, and The Pub restaurant.

Additional Information

Students will be housed in Brotz Hall which is conveniently located near Verhulst Center (where many music classes will take place) and the Younger Family Campus Center (where classes and meals will be served.) Brotz Hall features a pod-style layout. A pair of pods share access to a large living area, kitchen, and study. Kitchens feature a refrigerator, stove/oven, and microwave. Laundry facilities are available. Bedrooms are large and fully carpeted. Common areas include a comfortable lounge with a fireplace, a computer lab, classrooms, and plenty of study space.

Single rooms can be reserved for $110 per week. Double rooms can be reserved for $75 per week. Any additional days will be prorated based upon these rates.

Please check back here for a housing form!

Students are encouraged to consider signing up for a meal plan. Students can choose from the following plans:

Meals per weekCost per mealTotal number of meals
for 2 weeks
Cost per weekCost for 2 weeksWeekend Meals
(Brunch/Dinner)
15$4.0030$60.00$120.00*$4.00 per added meal on weekends
10$4.5020$45.00$90.00$4.50 per added meal on weekends
5$5.0010$25.00$50.00$5.00 per added meal on weekends

*Recommended for residential students

Meals purchased through the meal plan can be used at the following locations on campus:

  • - Main Dining Hall – Most meals will be eaten here. Housed in the newly renovated Younger Family Campus Center, the main dining hall is “all you care to eat.” This is a great resource to fuel up for a busy day of classes and learning.
  • - 1862 Lounge – Pub and grille, perfect for a relaxed dinner (and perhaps a beer!) after a long day of music making. Open select evenings during the program.
  • - Daily Grind – Coffee shop, a required stop to fuel up on coffee between classes. Grab-and-go breakfasts can be picked up here. Individual coffee/specialty drinks can be purchased using money you have added to your ID card or purchased individually.

Information on how to add a meal plan will be added soon!

Required textbooks will be available for purchase through the Lakeland University Bookstore. You will be able to view required textbooks at the Lakeland University Bookstore’s website in the spring of 2021 when registration opens.

A course fee of $30 will be applied to those registering for Choral Ensemble for 0 or 1 credit. This fee covers the purchase of your choral music. You will receive your packet of music at the start of the program.

For questions about course textbooks, please contact Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton at CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

For admissions and financial aid questions, please contact Jane Bouche at boucheja@lakeland.edu or 920-565-1022 ext. 2143.

For course-related questions, please contact the program director, Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton at CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu or 920-565-1000 ext. 2153.

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Absolutely! The Kodály Concept of music education is beneficial and directly applicable for teachers in instrumental classrooms. While many program participants teach in general and choral classrooms, each year a good number of teachers who teach in instrumental settings participate in the program in pursuit of their Master of Music and/or their OAKE endorsed Kodály Certificate. This number has increased in recent years, as more instrumental teachers are drawn to the core tenents of the Kodály method to music education. One recent student created a curriculum for 5th grade band based entirely upon the Kodály Concept. She has presented her work at numerous state and national conferences.

Ethan Zick, a WI based educator and recent program graduate, said this: What surprised me about this program was its relevance to my teaching in instrumental music. Whether in band or orchestra, understanding the Kodály method through this program allows the instructor to fully understand the value of familiar, approachable folk music in educational repertoire. The instructor is also able to help students better understand the functionality of pitches and melody as opposed to arbitrarily matching notes to fingerings, which I find especially important for beginning students. This program overall has given me a deeper understanding of how instrumental students can understand their music at a more meaningful level.

Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály emphasis students and Kodály Certificate students need to submit official transcripts from their undergraduate degree conferring institution. Official transcripts for any graduate credits earned must also be submitted if you would like the credits considered for transfer. Transcripts should be sent directly to Lakeland University – Admissions. For questions, please contact Jane Bouch at admissions@lakeland.edu.

Yes! Meal plans are available. Check back soon for more information!

Scholarships are available for students in the Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis and the Kodály Certificate programs. Please see the scholarship tabs above for information on how to apply, or contact Jane Bouche at boucheja@lakeland.edu for assistance. Scholarship applications are due by June 1, 2021.

Financial aid is only available to students in the Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis program. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by June 1. For information about financial aid, please contact boucheja@lakeland.edu.

The Kodály Summer graduate music program will be held June 28-July 9, 2021.

There will be a course available the weekend prior on June 26-27th. This course will be “Culturally Responsive Teaching for Music Educators” and will be offered as a 1 credit course or a 0 credit workshop. Please contact program director Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton for information about this class at CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu.

Lakeland University will offer Orff-Schulwerk Level I this summer July 26-August 6th. For more information, please see the Orff-Schulwerk page, or contact program director Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton for more information at CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu.

It may be possible to transfer some of your graduate credits. The Program Director and the Office of the Registrar will review your transcripts and other relevant course materials, such as syllabi, for possible transfer. Credits must be evaluated for transfer prior to the start of the program. For questions, please contact program director Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton at CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu or 920-565-1000 x2153.

There is no required dress code for the program, however students are encouraged to dress comfortably as movement will be integrated in a number of classes. It is helpful to note that as a member of the choral ensemble, you will participate in a choral concert on the last Thursday of the program. You are encouraged to bring something semi-formal that you would feel comfortable wearing on stage for a performance.

For the best experience, students are encouraged to consider signing up for a meal plan. Meal plans include breakfast, lunch, and dinner M-F each day of the program. 

Students are asked to bring a tuning fork.

Yes. Current students in their third and fourth year of the program serve as mentors for first year students in the Certificate and/or Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis degree program. Mentors and mentees agree to share e-mail addresses prior to the program and are encouraged to sit together during lunch on the first day of the program. Mentees can contract their mentor to ask questions about the program from the student perspective. Please contact Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton, CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu, for any questions about this program.

History of the Program

The Kodály Summer Graduate Music program is moving to Lakeland University from Holy Family College (formerly Silver Lake College of the Holy Family) where it was begun by Sister Lorna Zemke. Sister Lorna began her career working alongside Katinka Daniel on a Kodály pilot program in Santa Barbara, CA. She went on to become an initial founder of the Organization of American Kodály Educators, Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America, and Association of Wisconsin Area Kodály Educators. Sister Lorna directed the Kodály Summer Graduate Music program at Holy Family College for more than 40 years.

We are honored to have Sister Lorna on the faculty at Lakeland University where she will serve as a faculty advisor on student Capstone Projects.

Sister Lorna with students
Sister Lorna

Sister Lorna Zemke

Sister Lorna Zemke, national and international clinician in the Kodály Approach to Music Education, is the founder of the Kodály Summer Graduate Music program which began at Holy Family College (formerly Silver Lake College of the Holy Family) where she was emeritus professor of music. Dr. Zemke earned her MM and DMA degrees in Music Education at the University of Southern California after spending several years collaborating with Katinka Daniel on a Kodály pilot program in Santa Barbara and six months collecting primary source materials on the Kodály Concept in Hungary. She taught on more than 100 college and university campuses and at many state, regional, national and international conferences. She has developed a program “Music for the Unborn” and directed a large early childhood music education program “Music for Tots” at Holy Family College. She has published several books and many articles and has spoken at international music education conferences in countries including Japan, Greece, Australia, England and Canada. In 2012, GIA Pub., Chicago produced a DVD with Dr. Zemke entitled,” Musical Motivators for Early Childhood.” Dr. Zemke has received many honors and awards for her professional service, leadership, and performance in the field of music education.

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The Kodály Summer Graduate Music program is moving to Lakeland University from Holy Family College (formerly Silver Lake College of the Holy Family) where it was begun by Sister Lorna Zemke. Sister Lorna began her career working alongside Katinka Daniel on a Kodály pilot program in Santa Barbare, CA. She went on to become an initial founder of the Organization of American Kodály Educators, Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America, and Association of Wisconsin Area Kodály Educators. Sister Lorna directed the Kodály Summer Graduate Music program at Holy Family College for more than 40 years.

Over the span of her career, Sister Lorna assembled a significant collection of Kodály related library materials. This collection includes primary source materials form Hungary and items that were collected by Dr. Erno and Mrs. Katinka Daniel. These resources, many of which are out of print and found only in this collection, are possibly the most extensive collection of Kodály materials in the Midwest.

Following the closure of Holy Family College, this Kodály collection is at risk of falling out of circulation. Lakeland University is seeking to raise funds to relocate the Kodály library from Holy Family College to Lakeland University. At Lakeland, the library will serve students in the Kodály Summer Graduate Music program and will remain available to researchers across the globe.

Please help us to #SaveTheLibrary! To donate, please click the button below to be directed to a secure site to make your donation.

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