Masters Research Dissertation

Thesis: The First International Kodály Seminar


The first International Kodály Seminar was held in Kecskemét, Hungary in 1970. This event was one of the earliest training programs that allowed both Hungarians and foreigners to study Kodály’s educational concept. Whilst the international adaptations of Hungarian music education that developed at this time are well documented, little information exists about the circumstances that led to this first Seminar. Through engagement with the primary source material, including the Seminar program, lecture papers, demonstration class lesson plans and the interviews conducted by the author, this research highlighted important elements of both Hungarian musical culture and Hungarian music education that could support the development of Kodály training programs in operation today.

Research Interests
  • Early childhood music education
  • Primary music education
  • Pre-service teacher education
  • Australian music education
  • Singing, vocal and choral music
  • Instrumental music
  • Hungarian music education