Special Sessions



Nurturing Early Musical Development via Games (MUSC 408)

Saturdays, July 12 & 19                                 9:30 am – 5:00 pm      1 unit

Holy Names is delighted to announce the return of Helga Dietrich, internationally recognized as one of the most creative and dynamic figures in the field of early childhood music education. The workshop will explore the use of age-appropriate and playful games and musical activities for the development of social, emotional, cognitive and musical skills.  Participants will be challenged to develop their own musical creativity by developing activities based on the ideas presented in the workshop.

Let the Children Play – Musical Communication is the Name of the Game (MUSC 409)

Monday-Friday, July 14-18                            1:30 pm – 4:30 pm      1 unit

In this workshop, participants will have the unique opportunity to observe Helga teach daily music lessons to a group of children ages 4-5.  Helga will provide insights to her approach to working with young children as well as guidelines to develop their musical expression and ability.  The daily demonstrations will allow participants to see her put these ideas into practice.  Following each lesson there will be time for questions and reflections.

REFRESHER COURSE (MUSC 416) with Anne Laskey

July 21–24                                                      1:30 pm – 5:00 pm      1 unit

Anne will offer this course for alumni who wish to refresh their skills and review concepts and methodology.  The course will include a discussion of goals and learning outcomes, the latest sequence of elements and concepts, the newly developed curriculum for grades one and two, and recently added materials to the HNU folk song website.  To the extent possible, Anne will address questions regarding curriculum and pedagogy and investigate how we may all best support each other in our teaching. 



July 25–26

Join us in celebrating 45 years of music teacher training during our 2014 Kodály Summer Institute. Those who attend this year’s institute will receive complimentary registration for this 2-day celebration, which is scheduled to coincide with the final days of the institute. The celebration will take place from evening of July 24 through July 26, and include a con­cert by institute participants and alums on the evening of the 26th.  HNU faculty and alumni will present sessions and panels that reflect their contributions to the Kodály movement in the U.S. and abroad. A concert by Gilbert deGreeve will raise funds for the IKS Katalin Forrai Early Childhood Award, and we will announce the first recipient of the scholarship in memory of Rita Klinger.

We invite all alums and friends of the Kodály Center, as well as those new to Holy Names, to attend this exciting celebration of one of the most influential Kodály training cen­ters in the United States. For a detailed program of events as we get closer to the date, visit www.hnu.edu/kodaly/blog

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