The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

June 10 - 21, 2024

Lubbock, TX


Join our esteemed faculty of American and European Master Teachers this summer for an intensive two-week course, endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators. Experience what is sure to be a rich start to your summer, both professionally and personally, with comprehensive classes in pedagogy, repertoire, musicianship, conducting and Kodály philosophy. Refresh, renew and find inspiration at the beautiful Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences in Lubbock, Texas!

Zoltán Kodály  (1882 - 1967) was a noted Hungarian composer, philosopher and nationalist. Under his guidance, his colleagues and students developed what has come be called the "Kodály method." In reality, the teaching inspired by Kodály may be more accurately described as an "approach" to music education, based on Kodály's vision for the musical, intellectual, physical and spiritual development of children. Kodály-inspired music education (a term coined by musicologist Alexander Ringer) is known for its sequential and concurrent development of musical skills, emphasis on music literacy, and singing-based curriculum. 

Summer Certification Program*

Levels 1, 2, 3, Refresher and Advanced Studies**

*Endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators 

**Optional TTU Graduate Credit Information - Click Here 

Course Fees:

Lubbock ISD Teachers and TTU Music Ed Undergrads
  • cost of books (West Music) 
  • materials fee $30

Non-Lubbock ISD
  • $825 plus cost of books (If paid in full by May 19)
  • $875 plus cost of books (effective after May 19)
    • Required Books can be purchased through West Music

Fully Certified refresher - $200
Graduate Credit is available through Texas Tech University, however, you must also register with us in order to receive all communications concerning the course.  
TTU Course Registration for Credit
  • MUED 5345 101  
  • CRN 73212 
  • Topics in Kodály Pedagogy

Faculty 2024

“Teach music and singing at school in such a way that it is not a torture but a joy for the pupil; instill a thirst for finer music in him, a thirst which will last for a lifetime.”

— Zoltan Kodaly