Kurt Cereske is an adjunct professor of elementary music education at Wayland Baptist University and is a Graduate Part-Time Instructor at Texas Tech University. He also teaches pedagogy in the Kodály Association of Southern California Music Education Institute, the Portland State University Kodály Certification Workshop, the West Texas Kodály Initiative, and the University of Montevallo Kodály Institute. He is the Kodály Studies Director for the National Children’s Chorus (Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.) and is an Associate Conductor and Musicianship instructor for the West Texas Children’s Chorus. Kurt has given professional presentations at both regional and national conferences and for music educator workshops across the country, as well as conducting honor choirs across the nation at the regional, state, and national level.
He is an experienced music educator, specializing in early childhood and elementary music education, children’s choral music, Kodály pedagogy and musicianship training. Kurt earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Dr. Martin Luther College and a Master of Music Education from Michigan State University. Mr. Cereske is in his final stages of the PhD. program in Fine Arts, Music Education, at Texas Tech University.