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July 2019


NSW – LINKS to LITERACY: using music to support literacy in the early years

July 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
GORDON, NSW Australia

This workshop will explore the links between music and literacy in prior-to-school and the early years of school. Participants will examine the relationship between musicking with young children and the process of becoming literate. Particular attention will be paid to rhythm, rhyme, phonemic awareness, prosody and melodic contour, and how songs and musical games can help lay the foundation for future reading and writing success. Practical examples of materials for use with young children will be offered. The importance of…

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August 2019

VIC: 2019 Junior Choral Festival

August 2
Caulfield Grammar School, 74-82 Jells Road
Wheelers Hill, Victoria 3150 Australia

For more information, please see the KMEIA Vic Events website.  

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24th International Kodály Symposium 2019

August 5 - August 9
Kuching, Sakawak, Malaysia,

NSW: Sharing is Caring Afternoon – Concord

August 6 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, 60 Burton St
CONCORD, NSW Australia

Who's got rhythm? We've got rhythm!  Hosted by Simone Butler, this event is is for both school classroom and specialist music teachers: you are invited to come and share songs, games and activities with a focus on rhythm! VENUE: St Mary's Primary School, 60 Burton St, Concord NSW 2137 DATE:    Tuesday August 6th 2019 TIME:     4:15 pm - 5:45 pm COST:    FREE REGISTER HERE DOWNLOAD A FLYER HERE and share it with your colleagues EMAIL:       …

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NSW Teach Meet: Sing and Play throughout the Day – Bathurst

August 6 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Hosted by KodalyNSW and Kathy Powell, participants are invited to an afternoon that is all about sharing ideas and resources and building a positive and supportive network of music teachers, and teachers with an interest in music. All participants will be invited to share a favourite game or song that's great for developing musical concepts. The intended purpose is to help teachers  learn and take on new ideas and network with other music teachers. VENUE: Assumption Primary School 192 Mitre St,…

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SA: Stimulating Learning

August 10

Stimulating learning through music in the early years. A workshop for Early Childhood and Junior Primary teachers. Interstate presenter Hilary Price-Keegan will take you on a journey through songs and musical activities to develop learning for babies, toddler, pre-schoolers and foundation years. Using a Kodály inspired program of sequential songs and activities, Hilary will share the importance of song selection and pedagogy in creating a spiral curriculum that is appropriate for each stage of developmental learning in the early years.…

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NSW Teach Meet: Sharing and Caring – Rhymes Songs and Dances in the Early Years

August 14 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Kincoppal Rose Bay, Cnr New South Head Rd and Vaucluse Rd
VAUCLUSE, NSW 2030 Australia

Hosted by KodalyNSW and Amelia Scarf this Teach Meet will bring together teachers from local Early Childhood Services to share rhymes, songs, singing games and dances which support the Principles and Practices of the Early Years Learning Framework. All participants will be asked to share something with the group that is related to teaching music. Date:   Wednesday 14 August 2019 Host:   Amelia Scarf Venue: Kincoppal Vaucluse Time:   4:15pm - 5:45 pm  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Cost: FREE Become a member…

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Making Music Happen in your Preschool

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trinity Grammar School, 40 Charles Street
Kew, VIC 3101 Australia

This is the second of two workshops in 2019 for early childhood educators on how to unlock preschool children’s musical potential and get them singing beautifully.  These workshops are stand-alone, but complimentary.  Book for the first, the second (in August) or both!  For full details, go to the KMEIA Vic Events website

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2019 Senior Choral Festival

August 30
Scotch College, 1 Morrison St
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 Australia

More details will be posted on the KMEIA Vic Events website as they are confirmed. If you would like to be involved, contact Mark O'Leary.

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September 2019

VIC: Working in Harmony: Kodaly Choral Day

September 7

In 2019 the KMEIA Vic committee have decided to not run the Autumn Seminar but instead a series of Workshops – further details of venues, presenters and costs will be posted on the KMEIA Vic events website as they are confirmed

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QLD: Step up with Music: KMEIA Qld’s mini-conference

September 22 - September 24
Ambrose Treacy College, Twigg St
Indooroopilly, Queensland 4068 Australia

Step up with Music: KMEIA Qld’s mini-conference   Date:        Sunday 22nd, Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th September 2019 Time:        10am-3:15pm Cost:         Members $280, non-members $350, students $100 Venue:      Ambrose Treacy College – Indooroopilly. This three day conference is not to be missed. It will include the launch of KMEIA Qld’s Step Up With Music DVD package. There will be an international presenter (yet to be announced) along with many amazing local presenters. These three days will give you so many ideas…

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October 2019

ASME XXII National Conference

October 2 - October 4
University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy
Crawley, WA 6009 Australia

Footprints - Creating Pathways to the Future 2-4 October 2019 Perth, Western Australia www.asmeconference.org.au

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WA: Brisbane Music Education Study Tour

October 8 - October 11

Brisbane and South East Queensland Music Education Study Tour
 Proposed Dates: 8 - 11 October 2019 (End of October WA School Holidays) Do not miss a special opportunity to visit some of the leading Kodály-inspired music programs in Queensland. The tour will include visits to government and independent schools across early childhood, primary and secondary setting. Please register your interest via email at wa@kodaly.org.au. Full details to be available March, 2019.  

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November 2019

SA: It’s Concert time!

November 2 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

It's Concert time!; Showcasing learning.

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WA: Spring into Kodály

November 9

KMEIA WA Spring into Kodály 2019 Join us for a half day packed full of ideas for all areas of music teaching, with professional development suitable for all levels of Kodály experience. Date: Saturday 9 November, 2019. Presenters and venue to be announced February 2019. Please note the Branch AGM will commence at the conclusion of Spring into Kodály. Members are invited to stay for the AGM and enjoy lunch together.

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