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Master of Music Education / Kodaly Music Education

Program Details

The online Master of Music Education with a specialization in Kodály Music Education helps students take their teaching, conducting, and musicianship to new heights with this unique program that is designed for elementary, secondary, and independent music educators.  The curriculum introduces the philosophy and teachings of Zoltán Kodály, emphasizing concepts like enjoyment as a motivating force in learning; the importance of a sequential music curriculum; use of folk song, folk dance, and game literature to teach musical concepts; and cultural heritage, music, and musical literacy.  Graduates will have a master’s in music education and will have earned national Kodály music teaching certification.


This degree features on-campus participation in the annual Colorado Kodály Institute as an excluse two-week residency each summer.

  • Bachelor's degree in music from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate coursework
  • Applicants should be state-licensed music teachers (exceptions may be made by department on a case-by-case basis)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 5-10 page writing sample
  • 30-40 minute music teaching video DVD
  • Official transcript of all collegiate work completed from every institution attended

Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission