National Newsletter – 2016 – Issue 1

President’s Message

Dear KMEIA Members, It is with pleasure that I welcome you to the third edition of the National Newsletter. The articles included have been supplied by KMEIA Branches and members, with a special guest article by Dr. Anita Collins and …
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Hitting the Bullseye – Using music education research to greatest effect

Article By Dr. Anita Collins, University of Canberra There is now an enormous amount of research that has explored, measured, quantified and illuminated the benefits of music education on cognitive, emotional, social and physical development. Such is the quantity of …
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Designing Learning for Boys in Mixed Choirs – Part 1

Article by Catherine Lange, South Australia The following is the first part of a series and focuses on developing a positive learning culture for boys in a mixed middle school choir. Part two will be published at a later date. …
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A Report on Kodály Workshop Jakarta, Indonesia, 7 – 18 Dec 2015

Article By Elaine Ding, Musik Maestro, Indonesia For ten full days, twenty-seven participants gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia, for musicianship, pedagogy, choir, conducting and piano lessons. Most of the participants are instrumental studio teachers, school teachers and conductors who reside in …
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IKS – Exhilarating Escapades in Edinburgh

Article By Amanda Holley, Queensland. Twelve eager Australians made the pilgrimage to the 22nd International Kodaly Symposium at Merchiston Castle College in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is one perspective of their shenanigans. Edinburgh, the medieval city widely known as the centre …
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The A ‘Bee’ C of Music in Kinder

Article by Clare Zabrowarny, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School I find that it can be really rewarding creating lessons for kinder and lower primary, the more creative the better! I try to incorporate lots of props and characterisation, and have …
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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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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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