Kodály Educators (USA)
The Kodály Musical Training Institute (KMTI) was established in September 1969 through a $184,000 Ford Foundation grant, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, as the result of Denise Bacon's 1967-68 year of study in Hungary. As a teacher training institution attempting to adapt the Kodály concept of music education to American culture, its main areas of interest were research into American folk music, the development of curriculum and model schools, and the training of master teachers. The Kodály Center of America (KCA) was established in April 1977 by Denise Bacon, at first in Wellesley, MA, and later in Newton and Providence. Its purposes were essentially the same as those of KMT.
The mission of the Organization of American Kodály Educators is to enrich the quality of life of the people of the U.S.A. through music education by promoting the philosophy of Zoltán Kodály. The Organization of American Kodály Educators was founded in 1973. Its purpose is to promote Kodály's concept of "Music for Everyone" through the improvement of music education in schools.
BAKE serves New England music teachers in professional development workshops "Kodàly Inspired Music Education."
The majority of members come from the central Pennsylvania region. However, membership extends to the east to include members from the greater Philadelphia area, and north to include members from the Lewisburg area. Members are music teachers in public and private schools, college level instructors, private instrumental and vocal teachers, church musicians and college music students.
KESNE sponsors Kodály-inspired professional development workshops every year for music educators and related professionals. These workshops are designed to locally augment the annual OAKE National Conference sessions and the numerous OAKE endorsed Kodály Certification Programs while further promoting the Kodály concept of music education in America.
Kodály New Jersey is a group of music educators who strive together to nurture their individual musicianship, knowledge, and skills. KNJ seeks to inspire and encourage music teachers of all abilities and backgrounds through workshops, sharing sessions, and contact with colleagues throughout the state of New Jersey.
The Kodály Organization of New York enjoys twenty years of leadership in music education. KONY provides a forum for music teachers who wish to teach according to the Kodály concept. Every year KONY presents three workshops featuring top musicians from around the world and a well-received choral festival involving choruses from the tri-state area.
Virginia Organization of Kodály Educators provides support, workshops, and discussion for Virginia residents who support the Kodály philsophy of music education.
Association of Wisconsin Areas Kodály Educators (AWAKE) is comprised of people who are interested in Kodály-inspired music education.
The mission of the Organization of American Kodály Educators is to enrich the quality of life of the people of the U.S.A. through music education by promoting the philosophy of Zoltán Kodály.
Founded in 1999, Central Missouri Kodaly Educators (CMKE) is a chapter of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) begun at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. CMKE provides motivational and educational support to music educators in Missouri.
IKE sponsors Kodály-inspired professional development workshops every year for music teachers and related professionals. These workshops are designed to locally augment the annual OAKE national conference sessions and the numerous Kodály certification prorams further promoting the Kodály concept in North America.
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Kodály Music Educators of Kansas was founded in 2004. KMEK IS very happy to share the wonderful ideas of the Kodály Concept of Music Education with music educators in the state of Kansas. Kodály’s music education ideas work well with and reinforce many other well-known approaches such as Orff and Dalcroze.
NOCKA is an organization that provides professional development workshops for music educators. With four workshops each year, we are dedicated to allowing teachers to participate in clinics of varying subject matter, all that are supportive of the Kodaly teaching philisophy. NOCKA is an affiliate of OAKE, the Organization of American Kodaly Educators.
Southeastern Michigan Kodaly Educators is a local chapter of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, sharing ideas and lessons inspired by the Hungarian educator, composer, and philosopher, Zoltan Kodaly. SEMKE offers workshops for music educators at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan.
"If we want to understand other nations, we first must understand ourselves. There is no better means for this than folk music. Getting acquainted with the folk songs of other countries is the best way to get acquainted with other peoples. [...] on this foundation can be built a musical culture which is national but which also opens the soul to the great works of all peoples." Zoltan Kodály
The objectives of the Kodály Educators of Texas are as follows: To further music education through the use of the concepts set forth by Zoltan Kodály, To provide a forum for exchange of ideas on the impact of the Kodály concept on American education and to perpetuate the spirit of co-operation among all Kodály educators, and To apply the Kodály concept to the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural heritage of Texas, being mindful of Kodály's vision that "music belongs to everyone."
Arizona Kodály Teachers Society is a professional organization of music educators dedicated to a philodopy of music education inspired by Hungarian composer and educator Zoltán Kodály. The Association was established to foster a sporit of fellowship among Arizona music teachers, provide a meeting ground for an axchange of ideas and materials, serve as a resource center for opportunities in Kodály training.
The Kodály Association of Southern California (KASC) was established in 1980 by Katinka Scipiades Daniel. Mrs. Daniel, who is a charter member of the International Kodály Society, developed the curriculum of the Kodály Method for the United States, which was personally approved by Jenö Adám and Zoltán Kodály. With 97 members and growing, KASC is one of the largest OAKE chapters in the country.
News an events, Workshops, Employment Opportunities, NCAKE Newsletters, Directory of Northern California Kodály Teachers, Directory of Kodály Workshop Providers, Holy Names University's Kodály info and folk song data base online, Kodály: An Administrators Guide: a powerpoint presentation by Kathy Kuddes to educate administrators and parents about Kodály music education.
Northwest Kodaly Educators provides workshops, support, and cameraderie for Puget Sound residents who support this approach.
The American Kodály Institute, founded in 2000 by Amy Branum Huggins and Betty Bertaux, is a teacher training organization that offers a three-summer program for music educators, leading to Kodály certification. AKI was formed in response to requests from music educators in Maryland and surrounding states for a Kodály certification program located in a geographic area convenient to them, and to provide a pool of music educators to fill the growing demand for Kodály trained master teachers. AKI's highly successful program attracts graduate students from across the United States and will soon open its doors to international students. Originally established as a division of the Children's Chorus of Maryland, AKI is now an independent non-profit corporation.