National Newsletter – 2015 – 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, It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the second edition of the National Newsletter. It is our hope that you will find the articles included to be topical and of interest, providing further inspiration and …
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Focusing on the IWB in the Primary Classroom

Article by Lisa Sheppard There are a multitude of reasons as to why so many Interactive Whiteboards are not being used to their full potential in classrooms. Largely due to a lack of teacher training and support in the area …
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The Choral Symposium: who, what, when, where & why?

Article By Lachlan Snow As a recent music graduate from the University of Queensland, I am seeking experiences that will continue to broaden my musical horizons and challenge me artistically as a singer and conductor. The inaugural two week (6 …
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PhD Congratulations

KMEIA wishes to congratulate two of it’s members on their recent PhD awards in the field of music education. Dr Darren Wicks (Victoria) has completed his PhD through Sydney Conservatorium of Music.  His thesis was entitled “Voices of Learning: Exploring …
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Ambiguous Fourths – do-fa, or so-do’ ?

Article By David Banney If one sings a major second, a major third or a perfect fifth, one has the strong impression that the bottom note is ‘home’, or do. Try singing the examples in Fig 1 – in each …
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Review of: A Tear in the Curtain

Review of: A Tear in the Curtain: the Musical Diplomacy of Erzsébet Szőnyi: Musician, Composer, Teacher of Teachers Review By Lois Choksy, B.Sc, M.A., D.F.A. Professor Emeritus, the University of Calgary Author of The Kodaly Method, The Kodaly Context. Teaching Music …
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Middle Years Music Education

Article By Yvonne Tysoe based on a workshop by Maree Hennessy Middle Years are a time of exponential growth and change—physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally. It is an important stage where the forming of positive relationships, high self-esteem, self-efficacy and …
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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 …
Read more

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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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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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