WSU Certification Program and  Archives


Steve Oare, WSU Kodaly Program Director:  steve.oare@wichita.edu

Elaine Bernstorf, WSU Kodaly Administrator:  elaine.bernstorf@wichita.edu


2018 Kodaly Enrollment Information:


Kodaly Treble Choir Camp Brochure here.

CONCERT CD information:  For CD orders of the concerts Parents/Participants may go to:


Then select 2018 (for this year) and "Voices in Accord..."
Any direct participants (registered children or adults) may use code "Kodaly18" to receive the WSU discount of $2.00 per Kodaly CD ordered.  This code will work for CDs from years 2015, 2016 & 2017.  Discount codes only apply to Kodaly CDs and will only work for the current and two preceding years.  There is no longer a printed order form as ordering is done online.  Individuals may also contact the Fine Arts Box Office directly to order any available CD.


Participants dancing at a Kodaly eventKodaly Certification Program Information


Kodaly Music Educators of Kansas (KMEK)

  •  KMEK is also on Facebook! 

Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE)


Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE)

Grant Information 2008-2010

KMEA Research Poster Session Handout

First Year Grant Report

Second Year Grant Report

Third Year Grant Report


Workshops with KMEK

2018 KMEK Spring Workshop and Summer Prep Day April 21 Senseney Music

2018 OAKE in Oklahoma City March 22-25

2018 KMEK Wichita Winter Workshop January 27

2017 MKMEA in Kansas City October 27-29

2017 Marilyn Killian, Kodaly Context for Young Singing Voices plus Summer Prep April 15

2017 Erin Johnson, From the Source: Singing Games from Hungarian Summer Training January 25

2016 Karen Howard, Muticultural Music September 24

2016 Ben Rivers and Matt Hanne on Improvisation plus Summer Prep April 30

2016 Make it and Take It  with Lindsay Jervis February 13

2015  Fall workshop was the MKMEA Conference October

2015 Digital Make It and Take It February 7

2014 Leigh Ann Garner September 27

2014 Susan Tevis April 12

2014  David Frego January 4

2013  Sandra Knudson September 14

2013  Andrew Ellengson.  May 4

2012  Harmoniously Homegrown: KMEK Favorites

2012  Deborah Lamb

2012  Trish Ranson Folk Dances and KMEK Preparation on  April 21

2011  Ruth Dwyer Workshop

2011  Ann Eisen Workshop "From Folksongs to Masterworks" on January 29.

2010  Sue Leithold:  Assessment on  September 18, 2010

2009  Leigh Ann Garner:

2008  John Feierabend


Convention News


OAKE National in Philadelphia March 23-26, 2016. See www.oake.org.  Several of us are going!

IKS International Singing the Circle in Camrose Alberta Canada  Aug 8-13, 2017. 



MKMEA Conference:  Wichita Fall 2015. Great success for KMEK hosts!!

OAKE National in Minneaoplis . March 19-21, 2015. 

OAKE 2014:  WSU and KMEK were represented by a great session presented by the team of  Lisa Simmelink, Hannah Northerns, Lauren Hirsh, Holly Taylor, Steve Oare and Elaine Bernstorf. 

OAKE 2013: WSU and KMEK were well represented at OAKE in Hartford, CT.

OAKE 2012:  WSU faculty and 6 members of KMEK attended the OAKE conference in Phoenix, AZ in March.  We are proud to announce that Lisa Simmelink was a candidate as a new national officer. The Wichita State Music Education department and USD 259 were well represented at the OAKE conference in Phoenix, March 15-17.  Dr. Elaine Bernstorf presented a poster session on the US Department of Education  PDAE Grant with WSU and USD259 and another poster session comparing Preschool Music in the USA and Kenya (Benson Okongo, Linda Mitchell, and Jeri Carroll were co-researchers).

National News:  At the the  NAfME Conference in St. Louis, March 30, 2012,  Dr. Steve Oare and Dr. Elaine Bernstorf presented an hour-long session on the action research compoents of the PDAE grant.

State News:  KMEK Level Three graduates will present at KSMEA 2014!

WSU Kodaly was well represented at KMEA (Kansas Music Educators Association.  Dr, Oare and Dr. Bernstorf presented the action research PDAE component  at the KMEA State Inservice Research Session in February at the Wichita, Hyatt.  Holly Taylor served as Chair for General Music and had great assistance from KMEK members.