Mission Statement

The Kodály Institute’s primary mission is to safeguard the musical and pedagogical legacy of the renowned Hungarian composer, educator and scholar, Zoltán Kodály, as well as to train foreign music pedagogues and musicians according to his concept of music education in English language. The Institute is the only school in the world where the Kodály Concept is fully applied to tertiary level of music training (yielding diplomas on BA (graduate) and MA (post-graduate) level) in a harmonious unity of in-depth theoretical education and diverse musical practices leading to the acquisition of a high standard musical knowledge and musical skills.

We consider Kodály’s concept of music education as one of the most important, eternal, enduring, and value-preserving music pedagogical approaches, which over the course of many decades, has become a highly significant part of universal music culture. 

We continuously aim to convey Kodály’s concept in the most professional and most authentic way possible through musical and music pedagogical activities, constantly and pliantly adapted to ever-changing cultural environments. 

The most important characteristics of the Kodály Institute’s everyday life include the following pillars: high quality teaching, authenticity, international community and the sharing of the joy of music making.