A comprehensive course designed for anyone interested in Kodály-based study of PreK-5 music literacy instruction. Topics include repertoire, materials, strategies, instructional techniques, dictation and sight-reading techniques, and other student-directed areas of inquiry.

* This course will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Instructor: Dr. Jill Trinka

TrinkaliveshotDr. Jill Trinka is Professor of Music Education at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, where she teaches ear training and sight-singing, music education, world music, and elementary music methods courses.  She has directed Kodály Institutes at The University of Texas (Round Top), University of North Texas, DePaul University (Chicago), and Portland State University (OR), and the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), and has taught in Kodály programs at Texas Tech, Holy Names, Fresno State, and The Hartt School.  A past president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and 2003 recipient of their Outstanding Educator Award, Dr. Trinka is internationally known by children, parents, and music educators as “a dynamic, winsome, and energetic teacher and performer.” Her performances bring new life to the musical and cultural treasures of American folk music as she accompanies herself on the dulcimer, autoharp, guitar, and banjo.  Jills publications – My Little Rooster, Bought Me a Cat, John, the Rabbit, and The Little Black Bull; Jill Trinka:  The Bass Hall Children’s Concerts (Ft. Worth, TX); and

Had a Little Rooster, There’s a Hole in the Bucket, and Old Joe Clark – are available from GIA Music.

VanderCook College of Music - (312) 225-6288