National Council

Founder of the Institute
Dr Deanna Hoermann
Members of the National Council of the Institute
President Joel Copeland
Vice-President (also Webmaster) Jason Goopy
Immediate Past President: Ex Officio Tess Laird
Secretary Susan Creese
Treasurer Susan Fredline
Ordinary Council Member
Ann Carroll
Ordinary Council Member Jason Boron
Ordinary Council Member Lisa Sheppard
Ordinary Council Member Stefanie Lorimer
ACT Branch President representative
Jarrod Schindler
NSW Branch President
Catriona Turnbull
QLD Branch President Deb Brydon
SA Branch President Janelle Fletcher
VIC Branch President representative Susan Searle
WA Branch President’s
Peter Shanhun
National Council Standing Committees
Education Committee




Education Committee Consultants

Tess Laird (convenor)
Catriona Turnbull
Dr James Cuskelly
Jason Boron
Jason Goopy
Joel Copeland
Julie Logan
Susan Searle

Aleta King
Danny Crump
Dr Janelle Fletcher
Judy Johnson
Julia Piggin
Reka Csernik

Finance and Strategic Planning Committee
Joel Copeland (convenor)
Jason Boron
Jason Goopy
Lisa Sheppard
Stefanie Lorimer
Susan Fredline
Web Committee Jason Goopy (convenor)
Jason Boron
Rosalie Scott
Amanda Holley
Publications and Communications Committee Rosalie Scott (convenor)
All Branch Presidents
Jason Goopy ( Web liasion)
National Council Project Committees



Latest News

2018 Kodály National Conference – Call for Presentations Announced!

It is with great pleasure to announce that The Call for Presentations is now open for the 2018 Kodály National Conference. This is being held in Perth from 1 – 4 October 2018. If you are interested in bringing a …
Read more

Kodály National Conference 2018 Announced!

Kodály National Conference 2018 is coming Soon! We are excited to announce that the Kodály National Conference 2018 will be held in the beautiful city of Perth from 1 – 4 October 2018! Planning for the Conference is currently underway, …
Read more

In Memory of Lenore Bateman

16 March 1945  –  19 April 2017 Throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s every Queensland member of the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia, and almost every member in Australia, knew or knew of Lenore Bateman of Brisbane, and of her …
Read more

Notice of intention to publish KMEIA national publications online

For nearly 40 years, the Kodály Music Education of Australia produced a national publication. Over time, this took on various forms ranging from a bulletin to a refereed academic journal. The content of these publications is of significant historical and …
Read more

Congratulations Dr Anthony Young

On behalf of the KMEIA community, I wish to congratulate Anthony Young on his recent conferment of the Doctor of Philosophy from the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. Anthony is Head of Classroom, Choral and Liturgical Music at St. Laurence’s College, …
Read more