Summer Camps

Children’s Kodály Choir Camp 2014

presented by the Kodály Institute of Houston

The Preparatory and Continuing Studies Department of the University of Houston Moores School of Music will host the Children's Kodály Choir Camp, August 4 – August 8, 2014 from 8:30am-3:30pm on the UH main campus. The camp is open to interested students who have completed 4th through 6th grades and have unchanged singing voices. Young singers will have the opportunity to improve their vocal and musicianship skills and learn quality choral music using Kodály choral techniques. They will also go behind the scenes at the Moores Opera House, the Organ Recital Hall, KUHA-FM Radio, and much more! The week will culminate in a final concert in Dudley Recital Hall.

Cost of the camp is $325, which includes tuition, music, T-shirt, daily lunch and snacks. Singers will study with Cecile Johnson, conductor and artistic director as well as advanced teachers from the Kodály Institute of Houston.

Ms. Johnson is a retired elementary music and Kodaly specialist, having spent over 25 years at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Denton Texas.  During her time there, she was the founder and director of the school's All-Star Choir, which was invited to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) conference multiple times.  She continues to be an active presentor and clinician around the state.

For additional information or to register, contact the PCS Office at 713-743-3398 or via e-mail at

Based on the extensive research and philosophy of the late Hungarian composer, Zoltán Kodály, the Kodály approach is based on singing skills, which move the students, experientially, to music appreciation and literacy. The Kodály approach relies on the timeless beauty of folk music and classic art music to facilitate music reading, music appreciation, and music performance.