The Kodály Center at Holy Names University

The Kodály Center at Holy Names University Our purpose is to advance Zoltán Kodály’s vision of music for all, providing quality and inclusive music education for diverse communities and cultures.
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Located across the bay from San Francisco, the Kodály Center for Music Education is located on the campus of Holy Names University. Holy Names offers a MMus in music education with small classes, personalized training and internationally renowned faculty from the US and Hungary. In addition to the MMus, Holy Names also offers an annual Summer Institute that provides intensive teacher training over the span of three weeks with faculty from Hungary, the US and Australia.

Mission: We endorse the mission of the Organization of American Kodály Educators to support music education of the highest quality, promote universal music literacy and lifelong music making, and preserve the musical heritage of the people of the United States of America through education, artistic performance, advocacy and research.

Operating as usual

Connect the Dots! Choristers,  studio teachers, community musicians, music teachers, Graduate, UG and high school studen...
01/21/2021

Connect the Dots!
Choristers, studio teachers, community musicians, music teachers, Graduate, UG and high school students are all welcome! Two levels are on offer this series. Robert Lee is the continuing instructor - see some great online adaptations in action!
Holy Names University Preparatory Music Department
#HNUConnectTheDots

Calling all adult learners and music lovers!

We have a free Zoom intro class tonight for adult learners interested in exploring or developing their musicianship skills. Improve sight-reading, understanding of harmony, learn to write your own music, all in a supportive, fun and engaging environment.
Email [email protected] for the Zoom link!
Level 1 meets from 6:00-7:00 PM (PT) and Level 2 meets from 7:30-8:30 PM (PT).

#communitymusic #kodaly #hnukodalycenter #hnupmd

Not to be missed! Sunday, January 17 at 1:00pm.***UPDATE: RE-RUN on January 30 at 1:00pm!"Words That Made the Difference...
01/16/2021

Not to be missed! Sunday, January 17 at 1:00pm.
***UPDATE: RE-RUN on January 30 at 1:00pm!
"Words That Made the Difference: BROWN vs the BOARD OF EDUCATION"
**A Readers' Theater play directed and written by Cindy Acker Ed.D.**
https://wordsthatmadethedifferencebrownvboard.org/
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COST: Free,or 'Pay with Love'
ONLINE REGISTRATION for zoom link:
https://unityinmarin.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/631559
COST: Free, or 'Pay with Love'
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If you would like to present the play after the event contact Cindy here… https://wordsthatmadethedifferencebrownvboard.org/contact/
For more information: 415-475-5000
Email: [email protected]
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ABOUT Cindy Acker
Cindy Acker Ed.D is the founder of The Child Unique and The Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda (MEISA), and has served as principal for over 30 years. She has several degrees in education, educational leadership and Human Development. After completing her masters at Holy Names University in Culture & Spirituality, Cindy graduated from UC Berkeley with a doctorate in Educational Leadership. She is a published author and an international keynote speaker.
Cindy has also been involved in public policy, as former president of one of California’s preschool management associations, VP of the National Child Care Association, head of the regulatory committee, and as policy adviser, representing Montessori schools in California. Currently, Cindy leads the Social Justice Task Force for the International Montessori Council, and as such, holds weekly Town Halls for the IMC on individual and systemic racism. Apart from her passion for education, Cindy is a singer and choir director in Novato, California, an adult student of Kodaly, and the mother of three adult children. She speaks Dutch, English and Spanish.
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Kickstart MM (Kodály) Spring '21 @ HNU! Join us from wherever you are in the world!*During Spring 2021,  HNU will contin...
12/01/2020
Kickstart MM (Kodály) Spring '21 @ HNU!

Kickstart MM (Kodály) Spring '21 @ HNU!
Join us from wherever you are in the world!

*During Spring 2021, HNU will continue to offer instruction online. (Pedagogy, Folk Music, Practicum, Seminar)
*Sign up for more information about our Spring Offerings!
https://forms.gle/oKrw4TLw4fjmgihv6

Kickstart your Master of Music (Music Education with Kodály Emphasis) - Spring 2021! During Spring 2021, HNU will continue to offer instruction online. (Pedagogy, Folk Music, Practicum, Seminar) Join us from wherever you are in the world! Learn more about our Spring Offerings: * Friday, December 4,...

HNU is pleased to announce the inaugural lecture of the "Soaring Towards Justice" Lecture Series at HNU. Tim Tyson, auth...
11/05/2020
Tim Tyson: A Revolution of the Heart in the America That Never Has Been Yet

HNU is pleased to announce the inaugural lecture of the "Soaring Towards Justice" Lecture Series at HNU.

Tim Tyson, author of Blood Done Signed My Name: A True Story(2005) and The Blood of Emmett Till (2017), will discuss race and America in a lecture entitled "A Revolution in the Heart of America that Never Has Been Yet: What the Emmett Till Case Teaches."

Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)

Sign up here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tim-tyson-a-revolution-of-the-heart-in-the-america-that-never-has-been-yet-tickets-128071608629

Tyson, Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, will also discuss coalition building across America's divides.

#HNU #HolyNamesUniversity
Holy Names University

Tim Tyson presents "A Revolution of the Heart in the America That Never Has Been Yet: What the Emmett Till Case Teaches"

Sign the HNU Anti-Racism Pledge, committing to self-reflection, and taking action that supports an actively anti-racist ...
10/14/2020
HNU’s Anti-Racism Pledge

Sign the HNU Anti-Racism Pledge, committing to self-reflection, and taking action that supports an actively anti-racist campus, community, and society.

Holy Names University

JOIN US IN SIGNING THE ANTI-RACISM PLEDGE ➡️

We invite our community to join us in our work to identify structural racism and co-create a safe and just society for Black, Brown, and Indigenous People.

MKMEA Conference
10/12/2020

MKMEA Conference

Panelist Spotlight:
Rita Alway

Rita Alway teaches music at Berkley Maynard Academy in Oakland, CA, where she is proud to have created a TK-8th grade music program that includes both Kodaly pedagogy and middle school rock band! Rita has spent her career working with underserved students and believes strongly in the importance of high quality, culturally responsive music education for ALL children. She received a bachelor's degree in music from Yale University and a master's degree in music education with Kodaly emphasis from Holy Names University. Prior to teaching at her current school, Rita taught with Teach for America in the Mississippi Delta and with Cantare Children's Choirs in Oakland.
#mkmea2020 #kodaly #musiceducation #kodalyteacher

MKMEA Conference
10/12/2020

MKMEA Conference

Panelist Spotlight - Minami Cohen
A native of Okinawa, Japan, Minami Cohen earned M.M. in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Holy Names University (HNU). She teaches elementary music and choir for the Hayward Unified School District, Kodály Musicianship at HNU Preparatory Music Department, as well as her role as Kodály Summer Coordinator and Kodály Summer tutor at HNU. She strives to promote quality music education and make it accessible to all students and educators alike. She serves as President of the Northern California Association of Kodály Educators, a member of Equity committee for Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE), and a founding member of Green Sally Up Project. Minami’s passion and interests include sharing the music of her cultural heritage and the topic of Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching in music classrooms. She has presented at the International Kodály Society Symposium, OAKE National Conferences, and workshops around the East Bay, California.
#kodaly #mkmea2020 #kodalyteacher #musiceducation

Join the Holy Names University community, as they honor exceptional alumni and faculty who are making a difference in th...
10/09/2020

Join the Holy Names University community, as they honor exceptional alumni and faculty who are making a difference in the community.
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Friday, October 9, 2020 at 7:00PM PT
Join us in this virtual celebration tonight at: https://zoom.us/j/96900192631
#hnu #hnuKODALY #hnuMUSIC #hnuALUMNI

Check this out everyone!
10/02/2020

Check this out everyone!

BIG NEWS!!! The upcoming "Books & Beats: Hip Hop, Fashion, & Culture" is now FREE to all attendees!

Register today and don't miss out! https://bit.ly/books-beats

~Bringing music to everyone~While sheltering in place in California, HNU Alumna Katerine Carmona Arbelaez (2020) has ini...
09/12/2020

~Bringing music to everyone~

While sheltering in place in California, HNU Alumna Katerine Carmona Arbelaez (2020) has initiated online music classes in Spanish for young children - wherever they are in the world!

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MusicalizandoconKate/videos
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Interested in classes for your young child?

Musicalizando brinda clases de Iniciacón Musical online a niños de lengua hispana al rededor del mundo. Llena el formulario para contactarte e invitar a tu pequeñ@ a una clase gratis!
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Musicalizando brings music foundation lessons online to Spanish speaking kids around the world. Fill out this form and we will contact you to invite your child to a free lesson!
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https://forms.gle/1vAKS972ieSPKCGVA
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https://www.facebook.com/Musicalizando.Kate
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Holy Names University Cushing Library
09/10/2020

Holy Names University Cushing Library

Check out the latest library guide for Adjusting to Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic here: https://hnu.libguides.com/COVID19

08/26/2020
National Association for Music Education

National Association for Music Education - a message of encouragement as we get started for the school year ahead.

NAfME President Mackie V. Spradley shares a back-to-school message for NAfME members: “This year will be like no other year before, and you will most likely experience days and moments that you feel very successful, and then there will be times where you will feel very frustrated.”

AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT IN THE MUSIC ROOM with ASHLEY CUTHBERTSON..Saturday, September 5, 2020 (10:00am - 12:00pm PST)Onlin...
08/26/2020
Authentic Assessment in the Music Room with Ashley Cuthbertson

AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT IN THE MUSIC ROOM with ASHLEY CUTHBERTSON.
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Saturday, September 5, 2020 (10:00am - 12:00pm PST)
Online via Zoom
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REGISTER HERE
https://bpt.me/4696869
Suggested Fee: $20.00
All are welcome to pay an amount that feels right to you. If you are able to provide more to support fellow educators, we appreciate it very much! Purchase admission through Brown Paper Tickets.You will receive the Zoom link to the workshop in the receipt of payment, and the day before the workshop.
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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Using assessment of and for learning enables educators to make responsive instructional decisions for their students.
In this workshop, we will explore authentic and accessible means of assessment in the music room for in-person and virtual learning that allow music-making to continue! Participants will engage with a variety of means of assessment that allow music teachers to gather valuable information on their students' understanding as well as means for student self-assessment. Strategies for managing data will also be explored.
Participants will leave this session with a full hand-out of ideas and an understanding of why authentic, data driven instruction is key to student success.
*** Following the workshop, a video recording will be made available to participants for up to one week as a view-only version. This will be available to all participants, including those who were not able to attend live.
Questions? Please email [email protected].
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PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY
Ashley Cuthbertson is a General Music and Chorus Specialist serving the Fairfax County Public School district in Northern Virginia. Additionally, she serves as a musicianship teacher with the Fairfax Choral Society’s Youth Program and is an Adjunct Faculty member at the American Kodály Institute of Loyola University Maryland where she currently teaches graduate courses in Kodály Pedagogy. A Nationally Board Certified Teacher, Ashley holds a Kodály Certificate from the American Kodály Institute and the Certificate of Study in Arts Integration from the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program. Ashley is an active member of the Virginia Music Educators Association where she serves as Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council; the Organization of American Kodály Educators where she serves as Eastern Division President-Elect, and the Virginia Organization of Kodály Educators where she serves on the board as President. Ashley is a passionate educator and lifelong learner dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to high quality, joyful music instruction.
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NCAKE Workshop via Zoom

08/26/2020
School of Education at HNU

The School of Education hosted the first National Conference of Parents & Teachers as Education Co-Navigators on August 15.

Here is the main speaker/presenter portion of the conference.
This was a fantastic discussion about the challenges and successes of online learning at the moment, and the imaginative ways that parents, teachers and school communities have worked together and supported each other at this time.

It's FINALLY here for your viewing pleasure - the main speaker/presenter portion of our 8/15 National Conference: Parents & Teachers as Education Co-Navigators.

Please feel free to share with everyone you know and anyone who can benefit from this amazing resource!

The next adult musicianship online series starts September 8!contact Katherine Baird (baird@hnu.edu) for more informatio...
08/15/2020

The next adult musicianship online series starts September 8!
contact Katherine Baird ([email protected]) for more information.
Holy Names University

Registration is now open for Fall Adult Musicianship! Classes will run from Sept 8 through Oct 29, 2020 online via Zoom.
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Sign up to take part in this fun, engaging and rigorous course offered through the Holy Names University Preparatory Music Department.

- Classes offered once a week via Zoom
- All handouts and will be provided to participants at no cost
- Free Intro Session on Sept 1 (see flyer for details)
- A great way to develop your musicianship skills while being part of a welcoming and supportive community!
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Questions? Email Robert Lee ([email protected]) or Katherine Baird ([email protected]).

#hnu #hnuPMD #hnuKODALY #hnuAdultMusicianship #musicianship #music

CMEA: California Music Educators Association
07/22/2020

CMEA: California Music Educators Association

Join The California Arts Project to continue exploring Latin Music with Percussion Artist Alberto Lopez.
Register here: https://forms.gle/qt2Aw4pfsuCNLJEb9
It's free!

Congratulations to participants of the past intensive series for community musicianship classes.Zoom Summer Series II ru...
07/19/2020

Congratulations to participants of the past intensive series for community musicianship classes.

Zoom Summer Series II runs from July 27 - August 13, 2020. Details are in the attached flyer.

#hnu #hnuPMD #hnuKODALY #hnuAdultMusicianship #musicianship #music

Adult Musicianship for Zoom Summer Series I was a hit! We've got another series right around the corner -- Zoom Summer Series II (Free Intro tomorrow - Monday, July 20)
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Zoom Summer Series II - Adult Musicianship
Robert Lee, instructor
Free Intro - Mon 7/20
6:00-7:00pm PST - Level 1 (Foundation)
7:30-8:30pm PST - Level 2 (Intermediate)

Email Robert Lee ([email protected]) or Katherine Baird ([email protected]) for the Zoom links.
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Thank you to all of the participants who made this past intensive series such a fun and positive learning experience!

Zoom Summer Series II runs from July 27 - August 13, 2020. Details are in the attached flyer.

#hnu #hnuPMD #hnuKODALY #hnuAdultMusicianship #musicianship #music

Lifting the Cone of Silence From Black ComposersListen to how artists have explored what it means — and could mean — to ...
07/04/2020
Lifting the Cone of Silence From Black Composers

Lifting the Cone of Silence From Black Composers
Listen to how artists have explored what it means — and could mean — to be American.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/03/arts/music/black-composers-classical-music.html?campaign_id=2&emc=edit_th_20200704&instance_id=20026&nl=todaysheadlines®i_id=27856055&segment_id=32601&user_id=5c3bda53406243b2fe480ded8065dc96&fbclid=IwAR2CY_QTksCm4Vbtd3BTpwDrrRpUjjzqOO8qLFqwutuSQXLwxMPOd0qe4HQ

Listen to how artists have explored what it means — and could mean — to be American.

Check this out everyone  - Decolonizing the Music Room presents Black Lives Matter, Music Ed, and Current Discourse: A D...
06/30/2020

Check this out everyone -

Decolonizing the Music Room presents Black Lives Matter, Music Ed, and Current Discourse: A Discussion about Dialogue in our Field | Tuesday, June 30th | 6pm Central Time

This is a Facebook live event.

There will be a screening of the discussion on the Decolonizing the Music Room page and DTMR Youtube channel.

Decolonizing the Music Room presents Black Lives Matter, Music Ed, and Current Discourse: A Discussion about Dialogue in our Field | Tuesday, June 30th | 6pm Central Time

Regardless of where you are in your consciousness of the events of the world, the shift of awareness towards naming the racialized injustices BBIP students and peers(Black, Brown, and Indigenous People), especially those who are Black, face daily and in our classrooms and community is undeniable. Discussions amongst educators vary from seeking knowledge and understanding, to philosophies and counter-philosophies, to seeking pragmatic best practices to immediately apply next fall. It is important to understand that these elements of our discourse cannot be separated nor skipped over if we are to truly enact systemic change in our profession.

Join us for a panel discussion, facilitated by Brandi Pace, Executive Director of Decolonizing the Music Room (DTMR), on the current discourse of music educators as seen through the lens of the Black Lives Matter movement and the lived-experience of the panelists: Lorelei Batislaong (Deputy Director, DTMR); Chris Mena; Syreeta Neal; Alice Tsui; and John Grimsley.

We will hold a screening of the discussion on the Decolonizing the Music Room page and DTMR Youtube channel at https://youtu.be/BuLfTL7Ykwc

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The Kodály Center at Holy Names U

Located across the bay from San Francisco, the Kodály Center for Music Education is located on the campus of Holy Names University. Holy Names offers an MMus in music education with small classes, personalized training and internationally renowned faculty from the US and Hungary. In addition to the MMus, Holy Names also offers an annual Kodály Summer Institute that provides intensive teacher training over the span of three weeks with faculty from Hungary, the US and Australia.

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