B.A., California State University, Los Angeles
M.A., California State University, Long Beach
D.M.A., University of Southern California
Elementary Music Education
Choral Music Education
Kodály/Jeno Ádám’s Music Education Approach
Katherine Hickey is an experienced music educator specializing in early childhood and elementary music education, children’s choral music, musicianship training, and Kodály pedagogy. Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in piano performance were completed at California State Universities at Los Angeles and Long Beach, and included a year of intense music study at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Education from the University of Southern California with honors as Outstanding Music Education Graduate.
Dr. Hickey is past president and current treasurer of the national Organization of American Kodály Educators.
A frequent presenter at local, state and national conferences, her presentations include sessions and seminars on nurturing the young singer, vocal development and repertoire for the young singer, vocal abuse, singing games leading to musical literacy, art music listening in the classroom, Jeno Ádám, and Kodály certification courses.
Choral Music at the Pre-College Level
Foundations of Music Education
Psychology of Music
Elementary Music Methods
Musicianship Skills I, II
Music for the Classroom Teacher
National and international presentations on music, music education topics
August 2013: Kecskemet, Hungary, International Kodaly Society Symposium; “The Contributions of Jeno Ádám in the Kodály Approach;
Sept. 2010: Redlands, CA, AOSA, "Dancing Down The Alley To Music Literacy”
August, 2009: Katowice, Poland; International Kodaly Society Symposium; “The Legacy of Jenö Ádám”
March, 2009: Washington, DC; Organization of American Kodaly Educators; Teaching Greek Modes: Process and Literature
2005: Beijing, China; International Symposium; Discovery Learning in the Kodály Approach