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.
Read our statement Kodály Australia Stands Against Racism and Discrimination from July 2020.
Kodály Australia is currently developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) through Reconciliation Australia.
Australian perspectives on reconciliation and inclusion
- Reconciliation Australia – the national peak body for reconciliation across Australia
- First Languages Australia map – videos, interviews and sound bites of your local language
- Word Up – ABC podcasts on Australian First Nations languages
- Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia – Winhanga-rra (hear, think, listen) teachers’ professional learning program
- ISME Thought Leader Session: Deborah Cheetham in conversation with Margaret Barrett & Susan O’Neill – recording of the webinar
- The Importance of Inclusion: Deborah Cheetham with Gabriella Di Laccio (founder and curator of the project DONNE, Women in Music) – recording of the webinar
- Short Black Opera
- Including First Nations Perspectives in the Music Room – Kodály Victoria webinar
- Aboriginal Music and Torres Strait Islander Music in the Primary Classroom by Deb Brydon
- Minyangbu (How many?) – Learning to count in Yugambeh through song based on Western vocal exercises. Permission to share granted by Candace Kruger from Yugambeh Youth Aboriginal Corporation
- 2021 AMEB Online Orchestra – Morning Star and Evening Star written by Candace Kruger
International perspectives on inclusion
- Songs with a questionable past – a document with listing and social and historical context
- Black Lives Matter, Music Ed, and Current Discourse – recording of the webinar
- Women of Classical Spotify playlist
Facebook discussion groups
If you have suggestions for resources to assist music educators, please get in contact with us as we would love to hear from you.
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