Natalie Douglass is the recipient of a prestigious 2015-2016 Fulbright Research Grant. Douglass is graduating with her doctorate in Horn Performance from CCM in May of 2015.
While in Hungary, Douglass will earn her Kodály Music Pedagogy diploma at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, which she plans to use as postdoctoral research for her dissertation topic: aural teaching techniques for the French horn.
After completing her Fulbright grant, Douglass plans to use Kodály methods to create brass study materials and method books based on this vocal and musicianship training. This will in turn help to improve the way brass performance is taught to young performers. Kodaly Methodology has been used for decades in choral and general music education to develop musicianship skills for vocalists.
Douglass explains what initially drew her to CCM: