National Newsletter – 2015 – Issue 1

Call For Articles

The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia invites contributions for future issues of our National Newsletter. Articles that promote discussion of an issue of concern to music educators are encouraged. The articles we publish in the National Newsletter include: Feature articles …
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President’s Message

Dear KMEIA Members, It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the second edition of the National Newsletter. It is our hope that you will find the articles included to be topical and of interest, providing further inspiration and …
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Focusing on the IWB in the Primary Classroom

Article by Lisa Sheppard There are a multitude of reasons as to why so many Interactive Whiteboards are not being used to their full potential in classrooms. Largely due to a lack of teacher training and support in the area …
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The Choral Symposium: who, what, when, where & why?

Article By Lachlan Snow As a recent music graduate from the University of Queensland, I am seeking experiences that will continue to broaden my musical horizons and challenge me artistically as a singer and conductor. The inaugural two week (6 …
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PhD Congratulations

KMEIA wishes to congratulate two of it’s members on their recent PhD awards in the field of music education. Dr Darren Wicks (Victoria) has completed his PhD through Sydney Conservatorium of Music.  His thesis was entitled “Voices of Learning: Exploring …
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Ambiguous Fourths – do-fa, or so-do’ ?

Article By David Banney If one sings a major second, a major third or a perfect fifth, one has the strong impression that the bottom note is ‘home’, or do. Try singing the examples in Fig 1 – in each …
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Review of: A Tear in the Curtain

Review of: A Tear in the Curtain: the Musical Diplomacy of Erzsébet Szőnyi: Musician, Composer, Teacher of Teachers Review By Lois Choksy, B.Sc, M.A., D.F.A. Professor Emeritus, the University of Calgary Author of The Kodaly Method, The Kodaly Context. Teaching Music …
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Middle Years Music Education

Article By Yvonne Tysoe based on a workshop by Maree Hennessy Middle Years are a time of exponential growth and change—physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally. It is an important stage where the forming of positive relationships, high self-esteem, self-efficacy and …
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Call for Articles

The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia invites contributions for future issues of our National Newsletter. Articles that promote discussion of an issue of concern to music educators are encouraged. The articles we publish in the National Newsletter include: Feature articles …
Read more

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Announcement: Free Student Membership Trial

The KMEIA National Council met in Perth for 2 days prior to the 2018 Kodály National Conference. The meetings were extensive with discussions and actions focussed on improving services for members and advancing Australian music education. Kodály clearly articulated that …
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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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