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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Kodály Australia Stands Against Racism and Discrimination

Kodály Australia stands against racism and discrimination in all forms. The Black Lives Matter movement has energised important conversations and learning in the global music education community concerning systemic racism and oppression, cultural appropriation, decolonisation, and censorship of indigenous cultures. …
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SA Music Education Strategy and ISME Partnerships

I am pleased to announce that Kodály Australia has recently partnered with the South Australia Government Department for Education Music Education Strategy and the International Society for Music Education. The Music Education Strategy (MES) aspires to increase access to valued …
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2020 Kodály Australia Conference – Postponement

After close consultation with stakeholders and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Kodály Australia Conference until September/October 2022 to be held in Canberra, ACT. Having spent the best part of 2 years preparing for …
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Online inspiration for you

Kodály Qld would like to share the following online resources with all Kodály Australia members. We do ask that you don’t share any of the members-only links with anyone who is not a current member – instead, encourage them to …
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2020 Kodály Australia Conference Survey

We would greatly appreciate your time in completing the short survey below on the 2020 Kodály Australia Conference.  Your thoughts and feedback are greatly appreciated and will contribute to the decision-making process as we assess the viability of running the …
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