Kodály in Context

“Kodály in Context” is a course that examines the music and pedagogy of Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967), considered to be one of the most significant contributors to the field of music education and one of Hungary’s most accomplished musicians and ethnomusicologists. Students who register for “Kodály in Context” register for a 16-week course, during which time they take an 8-day trip to Hungary. The trip includes a city tour of Budapest, concerts in major performing arts halls, museum tours, a 2-day workshop at the Kodály Pedagogical Institute in Kecskemét, and school observations.

What students have to say
about their experiences in Hungary

“Everyone should go to Hungary, because they will fall in love with the people, with the music, the culture, and they will experience so much more than can be expected in one week.”

“I learned more from this class than I probably will in any other class I take in college.”

“This was the most thoughtfully developed class I have ever been in.  After visiting the schools in Hungary, my perception of what kids can do will never be the same.  My eyes have been opened up to something amazing through this trip, and it will carry weight with my teaching and the way I try to experience the world in the future.”

“When I signed up for this course I did not know that it would be one of the most life-changing, potentially career-shaping experiences I have ever been part of.”

“I cannot put into words how much this class and this trip changed and taught me.”

“Our travels were absolutely beyond anything I can describe with words.  They were eye opening, exciting, bewildering, educational, and the most inspiring experiences I have ever had.”

“I cannot believe that UNT has offered me this opportunity to get away and see the world.  I am ever grateful for this.  I would highly recommend to anyone that is even mildly interested:  take this class!  It will be an experience that will change you and make you grow as an individual and as a teacher.”