Dalcroze, Kodaly and Orff

Course Number: 333*/3.0 3L (Course Code Explanation)

Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students

Area(s): Music Education

Instructor(s): Dr. Margaret Walker

Term(s): B

Day(s) and Time(s): T: 10.30-11.30, Th: 8.30-10.30

Room: HLH 120

Calendar Description

An historical overview and introduction to the philosophical and pedagogical views of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Zoltan Kodály and Carl Orff to teaching music.


Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s) / Exclusion(s)

  • PREREQUISITES MUSC 273/3.0 and MUSC 274/3.0.
  • EXCLUSION No more than 3.0 units from MUSC 233/3.0; MUSC 333/3.0.

Additional Information

This course is an introduction to the historical roots and philosophies, methods, materials, curriculum design, North American adaptations and issues of the music education concepts of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (Switzerland, 1865-1950), Zoltan Kodaly (Hungary, 1882-1967), and Carl Orff (Germany, 1895-1982). The approaches of each will be compared, contrasted, and related to the scholarship of folk music. Many of these concepts and methods are used in studio teaching as well as elementary and secondary schools throughout the world.

Class activities include movement, singing, hand signing, creative projects, playing the recorder and percussion instruments (including the xylophone, glockenspiel and metallophone) small and large group discussion, and stimulation. Participation is mandatory due to the interactive nature of the class.