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The Cost of Kodaly #2

OMG, it's soooo expensive to get a Kodaly level out there!  Let's price some of the programs from the USA and around the world.  You figure out what the best value is.  These levels are truly revolutionary for your teaching.  I can't promote them strongly enough.

*If your program is not listed here or if there is an error in my figures or facts, please contact me and I will edit the post.  Most people access posts of this nature months and even years after the original post date.  Pictures, video, and links are also welcome.

Each program has an average application fee of $50.

Name of Institution

Tuition Level 1
Level 1 with Graduate credit
Level 2 and 3
With Grad Credit
Extra Classes?  Credits?
Holy Names University


5 credits $1,225

6 credits $1470
Yes, 1-credit courses (2) for 3 hours/day for one week, generally before the level courses commence
1-year Masters during the school year
$25-40, room and board!
Wooded campus
New York University


3 credits $3609
Same as I, II
$1125, ($56/day) includes 10 meals
American Kodaly Institute, Loyola University of Maryland

9 credits $4275
Earn a Master’s Degree in 4 summers!  For just over $17,000 you get a master’s degree.  Not bad!
Yes, solfa fundementals before the class levels 1 credit $473
$46-51/day, efficiency apartment.  You provide your cookware, utensils, dishes, etc.
Southern California Kodaly Institute, Ontario, CA

7 quarter credits $630 additional
credits not applicable to a graduate degree
Next offered in 2012
No housing available.  Contact Kurt Cerescke to see if any housing becomes available
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
Two week course

$695 (includes materials)

$695 (includes materials)

Local Hotels are suggested.  Work out long-term rates with them or contact program director for more options
Minnesota University, Moorehead Two week course

Clinicians vary according to the year
$65-90 PER WEEK!!! That’s less than $10/day
Witchita State, Kansas Two week course
* Has children's choral camp associated with it!

$400$400solfeg can be taken separately for 2 credits

DePaul University

$1035 for 2 semester credits or 3 quarter-system credits.  These are graduate credits.  
same as level 1 
Choral conducting
$102/night single
$51/night double
$34/night triple
meal plans available but not published yet.

All programs have an application fee of about $50

NYU made a video of their summer recorder consort

Here is a video of Witchita State's Program

You might want to consider the weather.  California and Boston are sooooo nice in the summer.  More southern climes less so.  If you are going to Maryland, see if there is A/C in the rooms.  I'm not sure about Hungary, but I've never heard any complaints about the weather.  Are you going to vacation with your family?  Take the National Parks, and other attractions into account.  Holy Names is near Yosemite and the great city of San Francisco.  NEC is right by the Freedom Trail and the famous Boston Esplanade.


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