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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Thank you for sustaining the vision

Today was a landmark occasion in the history of Kodály Australia. This year for the first time we postponed the national conference and brought our community together online – and what a success it was! Nearly three hundred music educators …
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Kodály Australia Virtual Summit 28 September 2020

Join fellow educators throughout the world for a day of inspiring online presentations, practical workshops and engaging discussions led by internationally renowned leaders. The Summit will be recorded and all registered will receive access to the recording.  So if you can’t make it on the day, still …
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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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