Kodály Music Education

Master of Education in Kodály Music Education

The American Kodály Institute

A Master of Education in Kodály Music Education student and teacher sitting at a piano

The American Kodály institute at Loyola University Maryland provides music educators an opportunity to earn a Master of Education in Kodály Music Education in just four summers. Each summer session runs for three weeks and during that time, graduate students hone their personal musicianship and teaching skills, culminating in a practical, and usable portfolio, in lieu of a final thesis. Kodály-trained teachers research folk songs and singing games, determine historical and cross-curricular connections to support the demographics of their students, which results in a custom made Kodály curriculum created to fit each student population and individual school.

NEW! Scholarship Opportunities for applicants

Kodály Virtual Information Session

Join us for a virtual information session with program director, Lauren McDougle, to learn more about The American Kodály Institute's program offerings, curriculum, and admission process. Attendance at the session will waive your $60 application fee!

Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5 p.m. - REGISTER HERE 

Earn a Master of Education in Kodály Music Education

The American Kodály Institute at Loyola University Maryland provides an engaging and nurturing environment that allows music educators to thrive and reach their peak potential. Graduate students master 21st century applications of the Kodály philosophy and Music Learning Theory. In addition to completing their Kodály certification coursework, they study the intricacies of vocal pedagogy and science, develop methods for teaching children with special needs, and practice folk instrument accompaniment. Graduate students that teach at the middle and high school can specialize their studies in the secondary choral studies courses. This program applies the latest music education research with the goal of music literacy for all. AKI faculty are master teachers with current classroom experience teaching musicians from birth through adulthood, inspiring our students to become artists, pedagogues, and scholars of the highest caliber. The American Kodály Institute is endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators and is one of a handful of institutions worldwide that goes beyond Kodály certification and offers a Master of Education in Kodály Music Education.

NEW! Kodály Certificate Program

New for Summer 2021, American Kodály Institute (AKI) is offering courses towards earning a Kodály certificate. The 12-credit program is designed as a multi-summer cohort style program offered in three successive summer terms and is endorsed by the Organization of Kodály Educators. This program is available to individuals with a Bachelor’s degree, and is recommended if pursuing a Master’s Equivalency, or the Master’s +30 or Master's +60 options.

Learn More About the Kodály Certificate Program