Kodály Ireland Summer Course 2022 (4th - 8th July)

Kodály Ireland Summer Course 2022 (4th - 8th July)

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€210 – €375

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St Patrick's College Drumcondra

Drumcondra Road Upper



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This event is an intensive 5-day course in Kodály-based music pedagogy, with solfège, conducting, and performance development.

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Kodály Ireland, in association with DCU School of Arts Education & Movement, invites you to attend its annual international summer course: "Active Music Making". The course aims to give each participant the opportunity to:

  • Develop as a musician and as an educator
  • Learn new teaching tools and strategies
  • Find new ways to think about music
  • Discover strategies that will facilitate teachers in bringing students to understand music as an artistic language which will in turn nurture the human spirit

Led by renowned Hungarian and Irish tutors, the emphasis is on active, experience-based learning. In line with Kodály’s teachings, singing is at the heart of the course. Class levels are graded and therefore all levels of musical experience (from basic to advanced) are welcome. Our teaching staff includes Dr. Katalin Kiss, Edina Barabás, Dr. Róisín Blunnie and Dr. Bernie Sherlock. The course will also include some exciting workshops from Seán Doherty and Michael Dawson.

Active Music Making

Classes include musicianship (solfège), choral conducting, music teaching methods, choir and chamber music. All levels of musical ability welcome from professional musicians to amateurs and including beginners. Suited to:

  • Early Years teachers
  • Primary teachers (EPV approved)
  • Post-primary music teachers
  • Third-level music lecturers
  • Vocal and instrumental teachers
  • Musicianship teachers in music schools
  • Music students
  • Conductors, singers and performers

Approved by the Department of Education and Skills.

Primary school teachers qualify for Extra Personal Vacation days.


The KI summer course is designed to develop all particiants' musicianship skills and to support teaching and learning in all music learning environments (early years, primary, secondary, third level, vocal/instrumental, choral)

Small classes are structured in a way such that participants of any musical level will benefit in an appropriate and encouraging environment.

  • Graded solfège (musicianship) classes
  • Conducting
  • Teaching methods
  • Choral singing
  • Performances: Participants' Closing Concert
  • Social events


Personal development in music, improved aural awareness, sight-reading, choral singing and stylistic knowledge. Professional development in music teaching and performance, new ideas, resources and repertoire.

Fees cover the cost of tuition. Morning tea/coffee is also included. Lunch, accommodation and extra costs (e.g. singing lessons) are not included.

Our Kodály summer course is a good networking opportunity.

For more information, visit www.kodaly.ie

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