Moores School of Music
The University of Houston
120 School of Music Building
Houston, TX 77204-4017
Fax: (713) 743-3166
Children’s Kodály Choir Camp 2013
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 5 – August 9, 2013 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 $300, which includes tuition, music, T-shirt, and snacks. Students will need to bring a sack lunch and drink daily. Singers will study with Cecile Johnson, conductor and artistic director, and László Durányik as well as advanced teachers from the Kodály Institute of Houston.
Ms. Johnson has been the elementary music and Kodály specialist at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Denton, TX since 1987. She is the founder and director of the school's All-Star Choir, which has been invited to perform for the TMEA conference on three separate occasions.
Mr. Durányik is a choir director and solfege teacher at the Kodály Music School in Kecskemet, Hungary. He is the founder of three award winning choirs at the original Kodály School: Miraculum Children's Choir, Aurin Girls' Choir, and Aurin Female Choir. His work was rewarded with a Kodály prize in 2005 and a Csokonai prize in 2007.
For additional information or to register, contact the PCS Office at 713-743-3398 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.