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Patrons

Our Patrons share an interest in the goals and vision of the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia.

Our current Patron is Dr Géza Szilvay from Finland. Professor Szilvay and his brother Csaba Szilvay are co-authors of the Colourstrings string teaching method based on Zoltán Kodaly’s philosophy of music education.

Previous Patrons have included Hungarian Ambassadors based in Canberra and Consul-Generals based in Sydney, along with Professor Erzsébet Szőnyi, noted composer and Director of the School Music Department, Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest, and the late Professor Noel Nickson, Foundation Professor of Music at the University of Queensland.

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Latest News

Research survey invitation – Teacher perspectives on engaging assessment data in music education

Research plays an important role in shaping and supporting our practice. In support of evidence-based education, I encourage all members to consider investigating a curiosity inspired by their own Kodaly-inspired practice and contribute to the advancement of new knowledge. One …
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Congratulations Dr James Cuskelly OAM

On behalf of the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia, I offer my sincere congratulations to Honorary Life Member Dr James Cuskelly for being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to music education in The …
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Happy 100th Birthday Honorary Life Member Dr Doreen Bridges AM FACE

Dr Doreen Bridges AM FACE, well known to many of us, is celebrating her 100th birthday on Saturday 9 June 2018. Dr Bridges, née Jacobs, was a student at the University of Adelaide and was awarded the first Australian doctorate …
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40 Years of KMEIA National Publications Now Available FREE Online

Since its founding in 1973 by Dr Deanna Hoermann, KMEIA has produced national publications under various titles that provide a rich source of academic and historical literature concerning Australian Kodály-inspired research and practice. Most recently, this was under the title …
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Make Music Day – 21 June 2018

The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia is supporting the Australian Music Association to spread the word about the international MAKE MUSIC DAY on 21 June 2018. We encourage all members to be involved in some way and to list …
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