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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

2022 President Update

I am humbled to be elected as President of the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia. The President along with members of the National Council provide leadership and governance of our association. I look forward to working with the 2022-2024 Council members …
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Season’s Greetings from Kodály Australia

On behalf of Kodály Australia, I write to thank you for your support this year and offer our season’s greetings. I trust your work has now wrapped up for the year, and you are celebrating the festive season with family …
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2022 Awards for Excellence in Australian Kodály-inspired Music Education

It is an honour to introduce you to the 2022 Awards for Excellence in Australian Kodály-inspired Music Education. These awards aim to recognise members of our community who in the past two years have made an exceptional contribution and impact …
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Identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Members

Kodály Australia promotes and facilitates reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. As part of our journey in reconciliation, we have updated our membership registration to include the following voluntary questions: I’m an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person: …
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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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