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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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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