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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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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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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