Kodály Australia promotes and facilitates reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. As part of our journey in reconciliation, we have updated our membership registration to include the following voluntary questions:
- I’m an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person: Yes/No?
- Can we contact you to share your perspective?
- Do you teach Indigenous students?
New and existing members can choose to answer these questions when they join or renew their membership. If you are an existing member and would like to answer these questions now, you can do so by completing this form. You can also access resources on our website to support you including Aboriginal and Torres Strait perspectives in the music classroom.
The National Council Reconciliation Committee is currently working on a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which we hope to distribute in the new year. This plan will assist our association in building positive relationships, respect, and trust between music educators and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We look forward to supporting our community through this important work.
Dr Jason Goopy
(Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia Incorporated)
An affiliated national institutional member of the International Kodály Society
In the spirit of reconciliation Kodály Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.