National Newsletter – 2014 – Issue 1

Call For Articles

The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia invites contributions for future issues of our National Newsletter. Articles that promote discussion of an issue of concern to music educators are encouraged. The articles we publish in the National Newsletter include: Feature articles …
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President’s Message

Dear KMEIA Members, I welcome you to the inaugural National Newsletter, which replaces the Australian Kodály Journal. In response to the past difficulties in obtaining academic articles, along with feedback from branches and members, the National Council of KMEIA have replaced …
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Call for Articles

The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia invites contributions for future issues of our National Newsletter. Articles that promote discussion of an issue of concern to music educators are encouraged. The articles we publish in the National Newsletter include: Feature articles …
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Creating Rhythm Flashcards In Sibelius

Katie Wardrobe, Midnight Music You can easily make rhythm flashcards by creating a rhythm on an invisible stave in Sibelius and then copying the rhythm across to Microsoft Word as a graphic.  Copying the rhythm to Word gives you the …
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Tips, ideas, reminders, starting points to welcome in a New Year

Julia Piggin Learning names in Prep Move from speaking voice to singing voice Sit in circle, feel the beat with silent tapping on knees Also use for anecdotal assessment of beat, intonation, vocal quality (potential modeling), vocal health (be alert …
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Creating Melodic Flashcards and Za In Sibelius

Katie Wardrobe, Midnight Music Last time, we looked at creating rhythm flashcards by creating a rhythm on an invisible stave in Sibelius and then copying the rhythm across to Microsoft Word as a graphic.  This time, we’ll create melodic flashcards …
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Mucking about with modes: An introduction to modal transformation

David Banney This article explores the use of modal transformation in both musicianship classes and string teaching. It would not be an exaggeration to say that my first visit to the East Helsinki Music School (the home of Colourstrings, and …
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International Katalin Forrai Award

Anne Laskey, Kodály Center for Music Education, Holy Names University The first International Katalin Forrai Award was presented at the 21st International Kodály Symposium, held in Kecskemet, Hungary, on July 31, 2013. The purpose of the Award is to commemorate …
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South Australia Early Childhood Conference Report

Yvonne Tysoe South Australia Early Childhood Conference 8 – 9 July 2013 Overview Presenters Gaby Freer, Penny Hewson, Di Hogg and Kirsty Dent took turns to demonstrate learning activities using music for children from birth through to six years olds. …
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New do re mi Songs for beginning Lower Secondary

Deborah Smith Tired of the same old do re mi songs? Me too. So here are three more for your song collection.   Deborah is the author of “Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School”: a comprehensive series of …
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Amendments to Free Student Membership and AKA/AKC Application Requirements

I wish to advise you of two recent decisions made by the Kodály Australia National Council concerning membership. Our free student membership trial has proven to be popular and we are broadening the conditions to include Bachelor of Music students …
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2020 Kodály Australia Conference – SAVE THE DATE

The 2020 Kodály Australia Conference – Spring into Song: Sustaining the Vision invites music educators and the broader community to reflect on Kodály-inspired research and practice in the 21st Century. The conference will celebrate our diversity of culture and educational …
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Kodály Australia

I am excited to announce beginning today The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia Incorporated (KMEIA Inc.) will also be known as Kodály Australia. Over the coming months, you will see the gradual rebranding of our communications and documentation, including …
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Strategic Plan 2018-2022

I am pleased to inform you of the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022. You may remember in March 2017 we invited members and the broader community to participate in our Future Directions Survey. This feedback along …
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Seasons Greetings from KMEIA

This year has been filled with opportunities all around the country to share, learn and be inspired. There is much to be celebrated as KMEIA Branches and Chapters continued to provide high quality support, professional learning and resources for music …
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