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Patrons

Our Patrons share an interest in the goals and vision of the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia.

Our current Patron is Dr Géza Szilvay from Finland. Professor Szilvay and his brother Csaba Szilvay are co-authors of the Colourstrings string teaching method based on Zoltán Kodaly’s philosophy of music education.

Previous Patrons have included Hungarian Ambassadors based in Canberra and Consul-Generals based in Sydney, along with Professor Erzsébet Szőnyi, noted composer and Director of the School Music Department, Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest, and the late Professor Noel Nickson, Foundation Professor of Music at the University of Queensland.

About Kodály Australia

Latest News

Research invitation: Early Career Music Teachers’ Readiness

Kodály Australia is proud to support Australian music education research that may benefit our members. Early career music teachers within five years of graduating from an initial teacher education program are invited to participate in the research project, Early Career …
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Congratulations Dr Aleta King

Kodály Australia is proud to congratulate and celebrate member Dr Aleta King who recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney. Dr King’s doctoral research investigated the role of the conductor …
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Quality Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Review

Kodály Australia is deeply concerned regarding the current state of initial music teacher education in Australian universities. The last decade has seen a sharp decline in the provision of specialist music teacher education across the country, particularly for early childhood …
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Australian Curriculum Consultation Survey & Written Submission

Kodály Australia believes that every child and young person needs access to quality and valued music education. The Australian Curriculum: The Arts provides an important framework in which we work to deliver school music education for all. We are committed …
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Australian Curriculum Consultation: Have your voice heard

The draft of the revised Australian Curriculum is open for public consultation until Thursday 8 July 2021 and it is time to have your voice heard. There are significant implications for music in the proposed curriculum, and this is the …
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