National Newsletter – 2016 – Issue 1

President’s Message

Dear KMEIA Members, It is with pleasure that I welcome you to the third edition of the National Newsletter. The articles included have been supplied by KMEIA Branches and members, with a special guest article by Dr. Anita Collins and …
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Hitting the Bullseye – Using music education research to greatest effect

Article By Dr. Anita Collins, University of Canberra There is now an enormous amount of research that has explored, measured, quantified and illuminated the benefits of music education on cognitive, emotional, social and physical development. Such is the quantity of …
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Designing Learning for Boys in Mixed Choirs – Part 1

Article by Catherine Lange, South Australia The following is the first part of a series and focuses on developing a positive learning culture for boys in a mixed middle school choir. Part two will be published at a later date. …
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A Report on Kodály Workshop Jakarta, Indonesia, 7 – 18 Dec 2015

Article By Elaine Ding, Musik Maestro, Indonesia For ten full days, twenty-seven participants gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia, for musicianship, pedagogy, choir, conducting and piano lessons. Most of the participants are instrumental studio teachers, school teachers and conductors who reside in …
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IKS – Exhilarating Escapades in Edinburgh

Article By Amanda Holley, Queensland. Twelve eager Australians made the pilgrimage to the 22nd International Kodaly Symposium at Merchiston Castle College in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is one perspective of their shenanigans. Edinburgh, the medieval city widely known as the centre …
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The A ‘Bee’ C of Music in Kinder

Article by Clare Zabrowarny, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School I find that it can be really rewarding creating lessons for kinder and lower primary, the more creative the better! I try to incorporate lots of props and characterisation, and have …
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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 …
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Call for Presenters Closes Soon!

As the end of this year is drawing closer, we wanted to send you a final update on the National Conference. We also want to take to opportunity to wish you all a warm, joyful and peaceful Christmas and New …
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Announcing International Keynote Presenter

We are really very pleased to announce that the Third Keynote Presenter for the KMEIA 2018 Conference will be Dr David Elliott who is Professor of Music and Music Education and Director of Doctoral Studies in Music Education at New …
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Kodaly National Conference 2018 Update

Please make sure that you put the email address kmeia2018@gmail.com into your ‘safe’ list so that you don’t miss conference updates. The last one came out on 24 October – if you did not get it please check your spam …
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Announcing Keynote Presenter for the Kodaly National Conference 2018!

Announcing Keynote Presenter We are really excited to announce our first Keynote Presenter for KMEIA 2018 Conference! Borbála Szirányi will be one of the international Keynote Presenters to come to Perth in 2018 to present at the Conference. Borbála is a …
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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 …
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