Holy Names University and the Northern California Association of Kodály Educators are pleased to announce the

20th Annual HNU/NCAKE Children’s Choral Festival

for elementary and middle school choirs.

Choral Festival

DATE: Saturday April 30, 2016Gemma Teaching

VENUE: VCPA, Holy Names University, Oakland, CA

GUEST CONDUCTOR: Gemma Arguelles


APPLICATION FORM: Due December 15, 2015
TWO SESSIONS:  – See attached application form for details

Morning session (9:00am-12:30pm) for younger choirs
Afternoon session (2:00pm-5:30pm) for older choirs


Morning Session

Bartók: Don’t Leave Me | JW:4119079 | SM – Item HL.48008758
Purcell:  Come Ye Sons of Art  (SA adaptation) | Choral Public Domain Library online www.cpdl.org

Afternoon Session

Bartók: Don’t Leave Me | JW:4119079 | SM – Item HL.48008758
Kodály: Ladybird|JW:158766 |SM- item HL.48009979

PLEASE NOTE: the Bartók piece is also found in a collection of 6: Six Choruses ($10.95) | JW: 5314505 |SM – HL.48002921

Contents: Hussar (SA); Only Tell Me (SSA); Loafer (SSA); Bread Baking (SA); Don’t Leave Me! (SA); Teasing Song (SSA)

CONTACT: Peggy Spool at 408-979-9997 or email: peggy@vivaceyouthchorus.org

April 9, 2016

Kodály Strategies for the Instrumental Classroom

Hillview Crest Elementary
31410 Wheelon Ave, Hayward 94544
9:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Tom Salvatore, Michele Winter, and John Eros



Tom Salvatore, Instrumental Music Teacher at Emery Secondary School in Emeryville: “Organizing and Scaffolding Folk Song Materials for Instrumental Ensembles.”




Michele Winter, Orchestra and Music Theory Teacher at Lowell High School in San Francisco: “Teaching Rhythm to Instrumental Ensembles.”   





John Eros, Coordinator of Music Education and Chair of the Department of Music at Cal State East Bay: “Incorporating the Kodály Approach in Beginning Instrumental Ensembles”


Learn how experienced Bay Area instrumental music teachers are using the Kodály approach with their instrumental music students. Bring home strategies and materials to use in your classroom immediately, as well as long-term approaches to sequencing concepts in your curriculum. 

June 27 – July 15, 2016

HNU Summer 2016 1What?

The HNU Kodály Summer Institute offers an introduction to Kodály philosophy in music education.

Classes include:

  • Musicianship
  • Conducting
  • Choir
  • Curriculum development
  • Pedagogical techniques
  • Materials for teaching
  • Special interest sessions – Early Childhood; Vocal Pedagogy


Course work within the institute can be applied toward:

  • Kodály Summer Certification
  • Masters Degree in Music Education
  • Kodály Specialist Certificate
  • Vocal Pedagogy Certificate

HNU Summer 2016Who?

The Kodály Summer Institute is open to music teachers who wish to advance professionally, as well as anyone who is interested in developing their music skills and helping others to do so.

Endorsed by:

Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE)


Level I course work can be applied toward the Masters Degree at HNU.


Check the website for Pre-Registration Form and further details.

call: 1 (510) 436-1314
email: mhennessy@hnu.edu

’’The HNU Kodály Summer Institute provides an intensive and challenging opportunity to develop and refine both one’s teaching practice and musicianship.  It is one of the most worthwhile teacher-training programs I have experienced in 25 years of teaching.”