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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Seasons Greetings from KMEIA

This year has been filled with opportunities all around the country to share, learn and be inspired. There is much to be celebrated as KMEIA Branches and Chapters continued to provide high quality support, professional learning and resources for music …
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Congratulations Dr Judy Fromyhr

KMEIA is proud to congratulate member Dr Judy Fromyhr who recently completed Doctor of Philosophy studies at the School of Education, University of Queensland. Dr Fromyhr’s thesis, Lighting the fire, stories that musicians tell, investigates the ways positive early musical …
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Congratulations to Gail Godfrey – the 2019 recipient of the International Katalin Forrai Award

The International Katalin Forrai Award is presented biennially by the International Kodály Society (IKS) to someone who has demonstrated excellence in Early Childhood Music Education. Gail Godfrey is richly deserving of the 2019 award. She has not only contributed so …
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Don’t Stop the Music

Many of us are privileged to work in schools and communities that offer children and young people opportunities in music education. This is however not the case for all Australians and you may be surprised to learn that 63% of …
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IKS 2019 Malaysia: Call for Papers & Workshops

Australian Kodály-inspired music education is recognised internationally for its quality and unique approach. The International Kodály Symposium presents an opportunity to share your practice and research with the world, and gain a broader understanding of Kodály-inspired work beyond our own …
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