Kodály Australia Conference: Second Key Presenter Announced!

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We are delighted to announce that Dr Anita Collins will be our second Key presenter joining Dr Árpád Tóth

Announcing our second  Key Presenter – Dr Anita Collins

Dr Anita Collins is an award-winning educator, researcher and writer in the field of brain development and music learning. Anita is best known for her role as on-screen expert and campaign lead for the Don’t Stop the Music documentary that aired on the ABC in late 2018. She is internationally recognized for her unique work in translating the scientific research of neuroscientists and psychologists to the everyday parent, teacher and student. Anita brings a wealth of experience as an active educator to every presentation. She is an experienced classroom teachers and conductor (Canberra Grammar School), has been musical director for three award winning productions and she has over a decade of experience as a teacher educator across all areas of tertiary education (University of Canberra and the Australian National University).

And watch this space for more news soon!

Registrations Open Soon

If you are planning your budget for next year, check our 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.

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 201

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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