Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall will once again be making a significant contribution to music education with its annual Kodály Teacher Training Workshops, to be held Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, in Spivey Hall.
The two workshops, one offering an introduction to Kodály, and the other a Kodály refresher, will be taught by one of America's leading Kodály experts and a top clinician in the field -- Dr. Jill Trinka. The workshops are designed for music teachers and college students who are interested in teaching music students (and college students get a discount).
The Kodály Concept is a comprehensive, sequential program that integrates the best ideas, techniques, and approaches to music education universally proven to be successful. The program builds musicianship through the singing of folk songs, classical music, and other quality materials.
The cost for the “Intro to Kodály” workshop, which will run from July 16 to July 18, is $180 ($50 for currently enrolled college students). Workshop participants will learn the basics of Kodály-based music curriculum essentials for grades K-5, gaining valuable tools and techniques that can be put to use in the classroom. The workshop includes a wide range of music repertoire, engaging instructional activities, and excellent sequencing that will stimulate planning for the 2012/2013 school year.
The “Kodály Refresher” workshop, which will run from July 18 to July 20, is $180, and $50 for currently enrolled college students. Individuals already familiar with Kodály, can take this refresher course which will explore pedagogy and process in depth. Attendees will also learn to write meaningful lesson plans, create smooth transitions, and expand their knowledge of literature. The workshop is designed to re-inspire and teachers ready to start the new school year prepared and refreshed.
Interested individuals can register for both courses for only $350, with currently enrolled college students getting both workshops at a real deal – just $75.
For more information, call the Spivey Hall education Department at (678) 466-4481 or visit http://www.spiveyhall.org/professional-development-for-teachers/kodaly-teacher-training-workshop.
Spivey Hall, on the campus of Clayton State University, is one of the country’s most renowned concert spaces. Just 15 miles south of Atlanta, the Hall’s outstanding facilities are set on the picturesque Swan Lake of Clayton State. Individuals needing overnight accommodations for the workshops will find the nearby Hampton Inn in Morrow offering special rates to Kodály participants, either those joining Spivey Hall for one workshop, or staying the whole week and receiving a truly immersive Kodály experience.