The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia Inc is an organisation of people committed to music for everyone. We are united in the philosophy developed by Hungarian composer, Zoltan Kodály. Kodály stated that music education is the right of every child. He established that a sequential, cumulative and developmental program, based on an aural-vocal approach, is the most inclusive and effective way to develop musical literacy for people of all age groups.
The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia was founded by Dr Deanna Hoermann in 1973. Now, with approximately 600 members in Australia, the Institute consists of State branches in the ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, and WA, with chapters in Mackay and Townsville, along with the do-re-mi organisation which provides classes for young children. We also have some members in New Zealand and South East Asia.
The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia is an affiliated member of the International Kodály Society.
Our members specialise in a number of areas of music education from birth through to seniors: new parent and early childhood activities, school classrooms, studio teaching, as well as choral, conducting and instrumental activities. State Branches and Chapters support members by providing workshops, newsletters, and conferences, and the national KMEIA provides a biennial National Conference.
The Australian Kodály Certificate is offered by the Institute in the fields of early childhood, primary, secondary and string teaching. The Australian Kodály Certificate can be accepted for credit towards post-graduate study.
Our mission is to serve with integrity and honesty as a centre of excellence for music education. Our aim is to build, lead and resource communities of educators committed to enhancing the musical skills of children and adults through sequential and developmental, singing-based programs. These programs are inclusive of all, nurturing a love and passion for music and music-making. We provide opportunities for teachers and musicians to raise their levels of achievement and we strive to inform government authorities on the importance of quality music education for all children.
Thanks to all who applied to present at this year’s National Conference, you gave the committee a very tough job! To those who missed out, we do hope you can come and enjoy the excellent program. AKC Registrations Now Open! …
This is a reminder that applications for the 2018 Australian Kodály Scholarship (AKS) and nominations for the Enid Scott Conference Award (ESCA) are closing soon. Both will be awarded at the Kodály National Conference in Perth this year! The Australian …
Congratulations to KMEIA Victoria Branch President Mark O’Leary on receiving the Order of Australia Medal for service to choral music and education. This is a wonderful recognition of Mark’s commitment to and passion for choral music and music education over …
Dear members, Preliminary Notice of Annual General Meeting Thursday 8th March 2018 7.00pm in NSW, VIC, ACT; 6.00pm in QLD; 6.30pm in SA; 4.00pm in WA You are invited by the National Council of the Kodály Music Education Institute of …
General Information for Attendees New information is added to our website regularly to keep you up to date; including FAQs and tourist information kodalynationalconference.org.au Australian Kodály Certificate Presenters for AKC have been confirmed and registrations will open very soon. Visit our …