2017 HNU Kodaly Summer Institute June 19 - July 7

March 9, 2017

Holy Names University's Kodaly Summer Institute offers an introduction to Kodaly philosophy, including musicianship training, conducting, curriculum development, pedagogical techniques, and materials for teaching. Course work within the institute can be applied towards the Master's Degree in Music Education or Kodaly Summer Certification. Classes meet daily, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Faculty: Maree Hennessy, Laszlo Nemes, Gemma Arguelles,Helene Matters, Miriam Factora, Fran Smith.

The Institute choral concert will take place on Friday, July 7 at 7:30pm and is free to the public. For more information, email mhennessy@hnu.edu or call 510-436-1314.

2016 HNU Kodaly Summer Institute June 27 - July 15

May 28, 2016

Holy Names University's Kodaly Summer Institute offers an introduction to Kodaly philosophy, including musicianship training, conducting, curriculum development, pedagogical techniques, and materials for teaching. Course work within the institute can be applied towards the Master's Degree in Music Education or Kodaly Summer Certification. Classes meet daily, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Faculty: Laszlo Nemes, Helga Dietrich, Gemma Arguelles, Ildiko Salgado, Helene Matters, Maree Hennessy, Fran Smith, Janos Horvath.

Special Sessions:

Choral Pedagogy with Laszlo Nemes - July 1-2

Early Childhood with Helga Dietrich - July 2 - 9

The Institute choral concert will take place on Friday, July 15 at 7:30pm and is free to the public. For more information, email mhennessy@hnu.edu or call 510-436-1314.

OAKE National Conference Presentation

March 9, 2016

Gail Needleman and Anne Laskey will present newly researched songs from the WPA California Folk Music Project during the 2016 National Conference of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, to be held in Long Beach, CA from March 10-13. Housed at the Library of Congress, this collection of over 1,000 songs includes songs from 16 European, Middle Eastern and Spanish speaking ethnic groups living in California in the 1930’s. 185 performers were recorded for the project, which was undertaken in conjunction with the University of California at Berkeley.
Songs and games at the conference session will be drawn from immigrant communities from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Finland, Armenia, and various regions throughout the United States. These songs and many others from the collection are being added to this website.

NCAKE Workshop - January 30, 2016

January 30, 2016

Gemma Arguelles and Andrew Brown, two Bay Area choral directors, will introduce some of their favorite repertoire for children's choirs and will equip you with teaching strategies for these pieces. Gemma, elementary music teacher at Sacred Heart in San Francisco, will share music for beginning to intermediate elementary choirs. She will also present her selections for the mass choir of the 2016 HNU/NCAKE Children's Choral Festival. Andrew is Artistic Director of the Contra Costa Children's Chorus, and will present repertoire for middle and high school students. The workshop will provide an inspiring opportunity to learn from two educators who are renowned for their ability to instill musicianship in young people.

Holy Names University, VCPA, Studio Theater, 9:30am – 1:00pm

For more information, visit The NCAKE Web Page.

NCAKE Workshop - September 26, 2015


Recent HNU graduates Catherine Cheng, Minami Cohen and Conway Tan will present engaging new materials from Asia for use in American classrooms. The workshop will highlight an accessible collection of songs and singing games from the Philippines, Japan, Malaysia and China and include pedagogical connections.

Eleanor G. Locke Music Resource Center


Holy Names University announces the renaming of the Kodály Music Resource Center in honor of its creator, Eleanor G. "Toni" Locke, who passed away in February, 2015. From 1974-1985, Toni served as archivist in the Kodály Program, where she oversaw the collection, selection and analysis of songs for use in music classrooms across the United States. During that time, students and faculty in the program helped to gather, transcribe and index 2500 songs from print and recorded sources, creating the American Folk Songs for Teaching collection. This collection was recognized as an archive by the Library of Congress in 1983, and provided the basis for this website.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Music Resource Center in honor of Toni, please visit the HNU website, or email laskey@hnu.edu or call 510-436-1314.

2015 HNU Kodaly Summer Institute June 29 - July 17

3/13/2015

Holy Names University's Kodaly Summer Institute offers an introduction to Kodaly philosophy, including musicianship training, conducting, curriculum development, pedagogical techniques, and materials for teaching. Course work within the institute can be applied towards the Master's Degree in Music Education or Kodaly Summer Certification. Classes meet daily, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Faculty: Judit Hartyanyi, Anne Laskey, Nancy Linford, Helene Matters, Gail Needleman, Ildiko Salgado, Fran Smith.

Special Session: Solfege and Sonority, with David Xiques. June 29 - July 2, 1:00pm - 4:30pm.

The Institute choral concert will take place on Friday, July 17 at 7:30pm and is free to the public. For more information, email laskey@hnu.edu or call 510-436-1314.

Welcome to our new website!

9/22/2014

Our new website was made possible by the generosity of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. It is a late stage beta, which means there might be one or two things that behave differently than we expect. If you find one, please write the developer at lrlarson (at) larsonassoc.org. Also, we intend to add an entirely new Recources section that will offer specific curricula geared toward specific gades very soon.

Please add your email address at the link below so that we can send you updates as well as the general announcement email (when it is ready) that will detail all the improvements in the site.

NCAKE Workshop with Christopher Roberts

September 27, 2014

Christopher Roberts, teacher of K-5 classroom music and of teacher training classes in Seattle, Washington, will offer pedagogical tools and a variety of sources and materials to craft world music listening lessons, with examples from Botswana, Turkey, and other countries. He will also teach several singing games from around the world, ready for classroom use, and aimed at thoughtfully developing students’ musicianship while expanding their cultural understanding. Participants will learn specific steps for creating effective listening experiences from other parts of the world.

Holy Names University, VCPA, Studio Theater, 9:30am – 1:00pm

For more information, visit The NCAKE Web Page.

46th HNU Kodaly Summer Institute - July 7-26, 2014

June 1, 2014

Holy Names University's Kodaly Summer Institute offers an introduction to Kodaly philosophy, including musicianship training, conducting, curriculum development, pedagogical techniques, and materials for teaching. Course work within the institute can be applied towards the Master's Degree in Music Education or Kodaly Summer Certification. Classes meet daily, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Faculty: Gemma Arguelles, Helga Dietrich, Judit Hartyanyi, Anne Laskey, Helene Matters, Gail Needleman, Ildiko Salgado, Fran Smith. A Kodaly alumni reunion is planned for July 24-26. The choral concert which concludes the institute will take place on Saturday, July 26 at 7:30pm and is free to the public. For more information, email laskey@hnu.edu or call 510-436-1314.

New Grant for Website Upgrade Announced

March 1, 2014

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grant has granted the Kodaly Center for Music Education at Holy Names University $75,000 to upgrade its online American Folk Song Collection. The grant will be utilized to create a newly designed website that allows users to access the site using a wide range of platforms, including desktop computers, tablets, and phones. It also provides funding to increase the number of songs currently on the site. The new site will be available in early 2014. To read more, go to http://www.hnu.edu/news/category/kodaly-center.

44th HNU Kodaly Summer Institute - July 8-27, 2012

July 1, 2012

Holy Names University's Kodaly Summer Institute offers an introduction to Kodaly philosophy, including musicianship training, conducting, curriculum development, pedagogical techniques, and materials for teaching. Course work within the institute can be applied towards Kodaly Summer Certification, the Master's Degree in Music Education, or the Kodaly Specialist Certificate. Classes meet daily, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Faculty: Judit Hartyanyi, Helga Dietrich, Anne Laskey, Helene Matters, Lydia Mills, Gail Needleman, Fran Smith.
Early Childhhood Music Workshops with Helga Dietrich: Stepping Stones - A General Squence of Music Development, 7/14 & 7/21, Education and Creativity, 7/16 - 7/20.
For more information, click
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You may also email laskey@hnu.edu or call 510-436-1314.

NCAKE Workshop with Jennifer Cooper and Anne Laskey - March 31, 2012

March 1, 2012

Perspectives on Developing Curriculum
Saturday, March 31, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Holy Names University, Bay Vista Room, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA
NCAKE's own Anne Laskey and Jennifer Cooper present an exciting workshop on curriculum devleopment. Anne's session will present a curriculum for grades 1 and 2 based on a Hungarian curriculum which includes 7 categories: song, musical element, skill development, textbook reference, listening, additional materials and games. This curriculum is being implemented in San Jose Jazz's Progressions Project, and video from the project will be featured. Jennifer will present the curriculum she developed for the San Francisco Boys Chorus, a literacy program for choristers from K through 6th grade inspired by Erzsebet Hegyi's Solfege According to the Kodaly Concept, and describe the process of its development and implementation. Materials will include a one year plan, evaluation templates and processes, and resource list.
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NCAKE Workshop with Betty Hillmon - January 28, 2012

Jamuary 1, 2012

Music of the Georgia Sea Islands: Revisiting Bessie Jones & African-European/African American Composers in the Western Classical Tradition
Saturday, January 28, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Malcolm X Elementary School, 1731 Prince Street, Berkeley, CA
The folk music legacy left to us by Miss Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers continues to be rich with songs and ring games that are exciting, fun and educational. When taught in the correct style and with historical context, these materials hold the interest of students and improve their social and musical skills. In this session, participants will learn songs and games of the Georgia Sea Islands and discuss the meanings and social settings for these materials. A shorter segment of this session will be a lesser known but rich legacy of music available for use in the classroom - classical music composed by African-European and African-American composers. Ms. Hillmon is Department Head of Music at the Park School in Brookline, MA. She holds a B.A. in Music from San Jose State University, an M.A. in Music Performance from Fresno State University, an M.A. in Musicology from Harvard University, and a Kodaly Music Education Certificate from the Liszt Academy, Budapest, Hungary.
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