Kodály Certification and Kodály M.M. Program

The School of Music at Texas State University-San Marcos, in association with Hays CISD,
offers one of the largest Kodály programs in the United States endorsed by the
Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE).


Kodály is ...
• a comprehensive, sequential program designed to foster an understanding and love of music
• an integration of many of the best ideas, techniques and approaches to music education universally proven to be successful
• intent on building musicianship through the singing of folk songs, classical music and other quality materials

Download Summer Kodály Certification Program Documents here:


Featuring renowned Kodály faculty Drs. Micheal Houlahan and Philip Tacka, authors of Kodály Today and From Sound to Symbol, and Ms. Gabriela Montoya-Stier, author of El Patio de Mi Casa.  These leading authorities on Kodály Music Studies, and Texas State in association with Hays CISD is pleased to offer one of the largest Kodály programs in the United States offering classes leading toward Kodály Certification and a Master’s degree in Kodály Pedagogy.

This program, certified by the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE), permits enrolled graduate students to earn six credits each summer. It takes three summers in order to complete a Kodály certificate. Studies include Solfege, Pedagogy, Folk Materials, Conducting, Choir & Special Sessions.

The Kodály Concept ...

... is a comprehensive, sequential program designed to foster an understanding and love of music.

... is an integration of many of the best ideas, techniques, and approaches to music education universally proven to be successful.

... is intent on building musicianship through the singing of folk songs, classical music, and other quality materials.

Here's what some of our graduates have to say...

"The Kodály Summer course ranks as a high point in my musical training. The instructors are highly skilled professionals who enabled me to constantly reach for the best in myself musically while keeping a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm within the class."
-- Teacher in Texas

"I am enjoying the intermediate courses in Hungary because of my training in Texas. When observing Hungarian classes, I can actually analyze the techniques used by the teachers..."
-- Student in Kecskemet, Hungary

"I believe this has to be the finest faculty assembled in the U.S. The extra help extended goes far beyond the classroom boundaries...challenging and stimulating!"
-- Doctoral Candidate at the University of Oklahoma

Classes are held in San Marcos and a satellite location is also available in Austin (Austin ISD).

For more information, email KodalyTxState@gmail.com, call 512-245-7945,
or contact:

Katherine Johns, Program Coordinator at kjohns@fisd.us
Patricia Moreno, Program Director at patricia.h.moreno@austinisd.org