M.A. On Campus

Kodály Concentration

University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul

12 months
625 USD/credit 20625 USD/year
625 USD/credit 20625 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Kodály Concentration at University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul music education features a broad range of theoretical courses balanced by requirements that apply to the general music teacher's work with students of all ages using the Kodály approach. 


Learning outcomes

This Kodály Concentration developmentally sequential, active music-making approach emphasizes singing, artistry, literacy, authentic music materials, reflective practice, and inquiry-based learning within a prepare-present-practice-assess instructional model for teaching musical concepts and skills. Pedagogic tools include moveable-do tonic solfa, Curwen/Glover handsigns, and rhythm syllables.In this program students will

  • Sharpen Kodály Concentration performance at University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul skills necessary for achieving artistic ensemble and solo performance.
  • Gain insights into historical and contemporary art music and folk music literature and performance style through analytical study, classification and performance.
  • Improve musical competency and conducting skills.
  • Broaden understanding of music history, theory, and literature.
  • Gain pedagogical insights into developmentally appropriate, sequential music instruction using a spiral curriculum with children of all ages and ability levels.
  • Discover new applications for existing expertise.
  • Experience, explore, and create strategies for developing successful preparation, presentation, practice, and assessment experiences.
  • Articulate ways in which Kodály-inspired music teaching serves the common goals of the music education profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Foundations of Music Education
  • Perspectives in Music Theory
  • Topics in Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • M.A. Final Project
  • Dalcroze Musicianship
  • Orff Schulwerk Level I

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university verified by an official transcript.
  • Completed application. 
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation from individuals with knowledge of the applicant's relevant abilities and achievements. At least one must be from a former professor.
  • A personal statement of no more than 500 words describing the applicant's interest in art history and reasons for pursuing graduate studies at St. Thomas. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20625 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 625 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20625 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 625 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Saint Paul

1040 - 1755 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Kodály Concentration
University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!