National Newsletter – 2017 – Issue 1

ISSN 2206-6187

President’s Message

Dear KMEIA Members,   It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the fourth edition of the digital National Newsletter. The articles included have been supplied by KMEIA Branches and members and we are grateful to all for …
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Spreading the love: Achieving an integrated musicianship based approach across instrumental and classroom program

Article By Anthony Young and Angelina Ellis: St. Laurence’s College This is a condensed version of the paper delivered at KMEIA conference held in Brisbane in 2016.   Abstract: A well-rounded musician requires a breadth of training with musicianship at …
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‘Am I doing enough?’ – A film review of ‘When We Sing’ and discussion of a singing workshop template for small communities.

Article by Benita Klowss, Goondiwindi, Queensland If you are like me, then most of you have lain awake at night wondering what you can do to influence those around you to partake in and experience the joy of music making, …
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Designing Learning for Boys in Mixed Choirs – Part 2

Article By Catherine Lange The following is the second part of a series and focuses on developing a positive learning culture for boys in a mixed middle school choir. For part 1 please Click Here. It is always exciting at the …
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Aboriginal Music and Torres Strait Islander Music in the Primary Classroom

Article by Deb Brydon This article is based on a presentation given by Deb Brydon and Faith Baisden (First Languages Australia) at KMEIA National Conference 2016.   Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners We often hear these at …
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2016 National Conference Reflections – Benita Klowss

Article by Benita Klowss   I had the privilege of attending the National Kodály Conference held in Brisbane from September 26-29, 2016.  The conference theme was ‘Shared Identities’, I am….You are…We are.  In his keynote speech, Dr. László Nemes said …
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2016 National Conference Reflections – John Goulter

Article By John Goulter Walking across the Story Bridge, looking over the river I was wondering what the first day of the Kodály National Conference had in store for me. What type of mind-bending disasters musicianship would bring and which of …
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2016 National Conference Reflections – Jeong Ha KIM

Article By Jeong Ha KIM Hello, I am Jeong Ha KIM, currently enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Education at QUT. I was very fortunate and feel privileged to have received a scholarship to attend the National Kodály Conference in September 2016. …
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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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