This summer UWO welcomes back the second summer of a Kodály Certification program! This two-week, Level I program offers musicianship and pedagogical engagements based on the methodology of Zoltán Kodály. We invite music educators from all over the world to join us as we strengthen our musicianship as we make music together.
Participants will engage in supportive musically educative opportunities through singing, reading, writing, moving and creating to build personal skills and knowledge to assist in classroom music teaching and learning.
This summer we are excited to announce Dr. Lori-Anne Dolloff of the University of Toronto as our choral conducing specialist.
Lori-Anne Dolloff teaches undergraduate courses in elementary methods, and choral conducting. At the graduate level she teaches courses in "reflective practice", narrative research methodology, and music in higher education. Prof. Dolloff has published on teacher identity in the British journal "Research in Music Education" and the Canadian Journal of Research in Music Education. Her monograph, Das Schulwerk provides an excellent philosophical discussion of the role of the Orff approach in the artistic development of children. She is also a contributing author to the text "We Will Sing!" An Associate of the International Association for Choral Music Education, Prof. Dolloff has taught course on conducting, score study and reflective practice across the United States and in Canada, and in Great Britain and Sweden. An emerging composer/arranger, she has many choral pieces published with Boosey & Hawkes, and is frequently sought out as a guest conductor for choral festivals and workshops.
July 2: Registration from 12:30 - 1:00 pm
First Day of course: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Evening welcome party
July 3 Monday classes begin - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Organized Evening Activities throughout the 2 weeks
Participants in Level I can expect to:
• Strengthen musicianship though singing and conducting
• Immerse themselves in folk musics from all over the world
• Acquire a body of literature for use in teaching
• Find joy and expressivity though solfege
• Learn Level I Kodály sequencing
• Create Materials to bring back into the classroom
For further Information contact
Cathy Benedict - firstname.lastname@example.org
Knowledge of the rudiments of music, at a level at least equivalent to Royal Conservatory Preparatory Rudiments, is essential for success in Level 1 Kodaly. For examples, see https://examinations.rcmusic.ca/sites/default/files/files/EX1200_PrepRud_Online.pdf
Housing Information can be found at the Western Bed and Breakfast site: http://www.stayatwestern.ca/
Fee - $695
On-line Registration Required - click here to register
Course participants interested in graduate credit will be given advance standing to be applied toward a master degree at the University of Western Ontario (3 credits).
Dr. Kim Eyre
M Mus Holy Names University
Diploma Kodály Pedagogical Institute Hungary
PhD University of Toronto
Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University (retired)
Dr. Cathy Benedict
M Mus Holy Names University
M.Ed Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College Columbia University
Ed.D Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College Columbia University
Don Wright Faculty of Music – Director of Research, Assistant Professor
And invited guests
Dr. Kim Eyre is enjoying her new status as a musically engaged private citizen as she continues her passionate advocacy for music education. She was privileged to serve as a music educator for 32 years in elementary schools in London, ON, The Faculty of Education, Western University and concluded her career at The Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University. Her degrees include: Doctor of Philosophy (University of Toronto), Diploma (Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music, Kesckemét, Hungary), Master of Music (Holy Names University, Oakland, California), and Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Music (University of Western Ontario). Kim is a Past-president of the Kodály Society of Ontario and the Kodály Society of Canada. She is a frequent presenter at local, provincial, national and international music conferences. She has also instructed at summer courses at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Alberta. Kim’s primary research interests include identity formation and reformation of pre-service and in-service elementary specialist and generalist music teachers and a reimagining of Kodály music education in Canada.
Dr. Cathy Benedict joined the music education faculty at Western University in July 2015. She has taught undergraduate and graduate classes such as Elementary Pedagogy, Orff, Curriculum Design, Critical Readings in Music Education and Music Education and Special Needs Students Her scholarly interests lay in facilitating music education environments in which students take on the perspective of a justice-oriented citizen, to this end her research agenda focuses on the processes of education and the ways in which teachers and students interrogate taken-for-granted, normative practices. She has presented multiple workshops to both national and international audiences on topics as varied as pedagogy and pride, thinking transitions rather than classroom management, the interrogation of classroom rules as policy, the social contract and utopian visions, and music in the elementary classroom and integrated practices. She has written numerous chapters and published in such journals as Philosophy of Music Education Review, Music Education Research, and Research Studies in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, Canadian Music Educator, and most recently co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice and Music Education (Oxford University Press). Previous to her college teaching she taught elementary music for 15 years, studied choral conducting with Dr. George Lynn of Westminster Choir College, Doreen Rao, and conducted various children's choirs, including the 2015 Miami Dade All County Elementary Chorus and the most recent 2015 Training Choir during The Singing Network – Newfoundland.