Kodály Australia Conference: First Key Presenter Announced!

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We have some great news and lots more to read as well – and more coming in the next few weeks

Announcing our first Key Presenter – Dr Árpád Tóth

Dr Árpád Tóth is an internationally renowned Kodály teacher from the young generation. He teaches on a regular basis on four continents, in dozens of countries (Germany, Slovakia, Romania, Austria, England, Scotland, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Ireland, the USA, Mexico, China, Malaysia, South Korea, the Philippines, China, Australia etc.) in different universities and summer schools.

Árpád is fortunate to have relevant regular teaching practice on every level: from five year-olds to senior choirs, from non-professionals to academics.

He is the founding artistic director of various singing projects, such as Hungary’s largest community choir, ‘Csíkszerda’, the widely known choir festival in the heart of Budapest, the ‘Night of Choirs’ and the ‘Barefoot Opera Company’, made up of high school students who are performing for high school students.

Registrations Open Soon

If you are planning your budget for next year, check last years prices and add 5-10%, this will give you an idea to start with! The new prices will be on the website soon – and registrations will be open soon as well

Spring into Song: Sustaining the Vision invites music educators and the broader community to reflect on Kodály-inspired research and practice in the 21st Century. The conference will celebrate our diversity of culture and educational contexts as well as new growth and innovation, re-imagining Kodály’s vision and its application in Australia today.

Keynote presenters will be announced very soon!

Call for Presenters and performers Deadlines coming up!

The ACT Branch of the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia (Kodály ACT) invites educators, researchers, academics, composers, conductors, musicologists, ethnomusicologists and performers working with people of all ages to submit an application to present an Elective Workshop, Paper, Posters or Concert (Lunchtime or Evening) at the 2020 Kodály Australia Conference. Sessions showcasing Kodály inspired practice are invited which addresses any aspect of the conference theme.

  • Applications for Performing Groups close on Friday 29th November 2019
  • Applications for Papers, Posters and Workshops close on Friday 13th December 2019

Please visit our website: http://kodalynationalconference.org.au/call-for-presenters-and-performers/ for further information

Delegate registrations are not open just yet, but if presenting or performing is not your thing and you want to be part of this great event, register your interest here: http://kodalynationalconference.org.au/register/

Traders and Sponsors

We are pleased to announce that the following organisations have confirmed that they will trading:

  • The Devirra Group
  • Kodaly Crafts
  • Music Ednet
  • World Projects

We hope to add more to the list soon. If you are interested in sponsorship and trader opportunities please check the website and get in touch

Remember to ‘save the date’ and plan to come to the Kodály Australia Conference in the beautiful city of Canberra at Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) from Monday 28 September – Thursday 1 October 2020!

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing back from you.

Kind Regards,


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