Kodály of the Ozarks was formed in 2004 by Rene Spencer, Becky Moore, and Jane Phillips to serve the music teachers and children of the greater SW MO and Springfield, Missouri, area. In just a few short years, the chapter has grown under Rene's leadership to over twenty extremely active members in southwest Missouri and north central Arkansas.
Each year, KOZ hosts a children's honor choir (click here for Honor Choir page) in the spring, a two-week summer certification seminar, a fall workshop during which chapter members present their favorite lessons and play parties, and a spring workshop that typically features nationally- or internationally-recognized Kodály experts. Please consider joining us at any or all of these events. Check the "Upcoming Events" page on our main home page.
Membership is open to any practicing or aspiring music educator or supporter of music education who believes, as did Zoltán Kodály, that "music belongs to everyone!" Please visit the "Membership" page on the main home page to find more information about joining KOZ and its parent organization, the Organization of American Kodály Educators.
The best way to learn to begin using the Kodály approach in music education is to attend certification training in the summer. KOZ, in association with Evangel University, offers the two-week seminars each June/July. For more information, check out the "Kodaly Training" page found on our home page.
Want to learn more about Zoltán Kodály and the phenomenal movement he inspired? Check out the page on our home page called "Who/What is Kodaly?"
Click here to get a list of officers and contact information for the KOZ chapter.
The KOZ chapter and chapter president facilitates two related Facebook groups. Feel free to check out these great groups where you can communicate with other music teachers from all over. Lots of announcements, idea sharing, etc. take place on these two group pages!!! Click on each group name to be taken to that Facebook page.
Kodaly of the Ozarks
Elementary Music Educator's Idea Bank