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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An important update from Kodály Australia

I write to you providing an important update from Kodály Australia. National Council 2020-2022 Recently we held the Annual General Meeting of the association and conducted elections for the National Council 2020-2022 term. I congratulate the elected Council and thank …
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Congratulations Dr Jason Goopy

Kodály Australia is proud to congratulate our President Dr Jason Goopy who recently completed Doctor of Philosophy studies at the School of Music, University of Queensland. Dr Goopy’s research investigated adolescent boys’ music beliefs, values and identity work in a …
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Register now for Kodály Australia Conference 2020!

Join your colleagues and friends in Canberra from 28 September to 1 October this year! Spring into Song: Sustaining the Vision invites you to reflect on Kodály-inspired research and practice in the 21st Century. The conference will celebrate our diversity of …
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Research invitation – The History of the International Kodály Society

Kodály Australia actively supports the vision and work of the International Kodály Society. Please find below an invitation to take part in a research investigation being conducted by Zsuzanna Polyák who is a Doctor of Philosophy student at Eötvös University …
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Kodály Australia Conference: Fourth Key Presenter Announced

We trust you have had a great break and that the start of 2020 has been smooth for you. The conference committee has been busy over the break! We are delighted to announce that Dr Susan Brumfield will join us …
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