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 Jason Boron
Ordinary Council Member Ann Carroll
Ordinary Council Member vacant
ACT Branch President representative
Jarrod Schindler
NSW Branch President
Catriona Turnbull
QLD Branch President Ann Slade
SA Branch President Janelle Fletcher
VIC Branch President representative Susan Searle
WA Branch President’s
Peter Shanhun
National Council Standing Committees
Education Committee Tess Laird (convenor)
Daniel Crump
Judith Johnson
Julie Logan
Jason Boron
Jason Goopy
Joel Copeland
Reka Csernyik
Susan Creese
Finance and Strategic Planning Committee
Joel Copeland (convenor)
Helene Matters
Jason Boron
Ann Carroll
Tess Laird
Susan Fredline
Jason Goopy
Caroline Ryan
Web Committee Jason Goopy (convenor)
Jason Boron
Dr Deanna Hoermann
Rosalie Scott
Publications and Communications Committee Rosalie Scott (convenor)
All Branch Presidents
Jason Goopy ( Web liasion)
National Council Project Committees
Constitution Committee
Ann Carroll (convenor)
Dr Deanna Hoermann
Julie Logan
Ann Slade
Susan Searle
Helene Matters
Archives and Electronic Records Committee Dr Deanna Hoermann (convenor)
Ann Carroll
Gail Godfrey
Judith Johnson



Latest News

Preliminary Notice of Annual General Meeting

Thursday 23rd February 2017             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 Australia Incorporated (KMEIA Inc) to attend the …
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2016 Seasons Greetings from the President

Important Notice – University of New England Advanced Standing Agreement

Dear members, I wish to advise that the current Advanced Standing Agreement for the Australian Kodály Certificate (AKC) between the University of New England (UNE) and the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia (KMEIA) will expire on 31 December 2016 …
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Final notes from the National Conference for all our members

The Queensland Conference Committee would like to thank everyone who attended the National Conference in Brisbane. Each of you added to an inspiring 4 days. We were spoilt for choice with three amazing International Keynote speakers and 64 of Australia’s …
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Bicentenary of the birth of John Curwen (1816-1880)

Monday, 14 November 2016, is the bicentenary of the birth of John Curwen (1816-1880) who was the developer of the Tonic Sol-fa Method.  Curwen based his Tonic Sol-fa method on an earlier movable solmisation system invented by Sarah Glover and …
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