Kodály Ireland Summer Course 2023 (3rd - 7th July)

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Kodály Ireland Summer Course 2023 (3rd - 7th July)

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

By Kodály Ireland

When and where

Date and time

Mon, 3 Jul 2023 09:15 - Fri, 7 Jul 2023 19:00 IST


St Patrick's College Drumcondra Drumcondra Road Upper Drumcondra Ireland

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About this event

  • 4 days 9 hours
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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.

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
  • Post-primary music teachers
  • Third-level music lecturers
  • Vocal and instrumental teachers
  • Musicianship teachers in music schools
  • Music students
  • Conductors, singers and performers


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

About the organiser

Organised by
Kodály Ireland

Kodály Ireland is an educational support group specialising in professional development for music teachers and musicians. Presented by leading Irish and Hungarian music educators, our training courses provide opportunities for teachers, singers, instrumentalists and conductors to become familiar with the renowned concept of music education formulated by the Hungarian composer and educator Zoltán Kodály, a concept which can be summed up very simply as active, experience-based learning and musical development through singing.