Kodaly Music Education Conference

Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15, 2018
Queen Elizabeth II Music Building
Brandon University
Brandon, Manitoba

The characteristics of a good musician can be summarized as follows:

  1. A well-trained ear;
  2. A well-trained intelligence;
  3. A well-trained heart;
  4. A well-trained hand.

—Zoltan Kodály

Brandon University’s School of Music, with support from Kodály in Manitoba, is privileged to sponsor a conference celebrating the Kodály Method from historical and current perspectives. What is now known world-wide as The Kodály Method began in Hungary during the middle of the last century. Edna Knock and Bea Finta both studied in Hungary and brought these progressive ideas for music education to Canada. We are excited for this opportunity to learn from them. During the Friday evening session, these well-regarded music educators will reminisce on their experiences with the Kodály method. On Saturday, Bea will highlight Kodály in professional practice and Edna will share her expertise in folk song analysis.

We are pleased to have Jody and David Stark join our commemoration of Kodály Music Education. Jody will explain how the tenets of Kodály’s philosophy for music education are appropriate for today’s classrooms. David will lead us through a variety of music-making experiences that celebrate the pedagogy and musicianship experiences inherent to Kodály-inspired teaching.

I hope you are able to join us as we journey through the past and into the future of music education in Manitoba and across Canada.

Warm regards,

Sheila Scott, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Music