M.M. - Masters of Music in Music Education with Kodly Emphasis
The Master of Music in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis is a graduate degree program designed for:
- elementary classroom music teachers
- independent music instructors
- secondary music teachers
The goal of the program is to inspire and assist students in developing their teaching, conducting, musicianship, and
depth of knowledge about music education. Our program is one of the few Master’s programs in the United States that
is centered on classroom music teaching.
Another unique aspect of this program is that it enables students to earn National Certification in Kodály music teaching
through CSU’s Colorado Kodály Institute while earning a Master's degree. The Colorado Kodály Institute is one of the
select programs endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE). The pedagogy and solfege faculty
are among the top experts in the United States and CSU’s new University Center for the Arts and location in the foothills
of the Rockies provide an inspiring setting for personal growth.
The degree is designed to be completed over a time span of three summers, with several online courses required to be
taken during the school year. Students have the option, therefore, of living remotely during the school year and
traveling to Fort Collins for the core summer coursework. The majority of participants in this degree program teach
either part or full-time during the school year, gaining relevant experience while pursuing the graduate degree. As a
result, they are continually assimilating real-world teaching experiences into their academic coursework.
Applicants are expected to be State-Licensed Music Teachers* and demonstrate excellent musicianship and