The Foundation for the Kodály Institute came into the possession of a new Kodály document that they ceremonially gifted to the Institute on 14 December, 2014. The two-page-long letter, written by an unknown author, is authenticated by the signature of Zoltán Kodály.
On 16 December the students of the Institute honoured Zoltán Kodály at his birthplace with singing and laying a wreath by the memorial plaque there. The workers and students then travelled to Budapest to visit the Zoltán Kodály Memorial Museum.
SINGING, SINGING, SINGING: The Core of Musical Expression
Detailed information is now available for the 22nd International Kodály Symposium which will be hosted by the National Youth Choir of Scotland at the Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, Scotland from 3-7 August, 2015.
Delegates are invited to present research papers, workshops, rehearsals and other musical and academic topics related to the themes of the Symposium.
On 20 September members of the Sapporo Musicians Association visited the Kodály Institute. In the evening they gave a concert joined by some students of the Liszt Academy, Budapest, to commemorate the good relations between the two institutions. The programme aimed to introduce contemporary Japanese music to the audience, but the performers also paid homage to Kodály and Bartók by performing one of their works.
On 26 September the Incanto Vocal Ensemble from Finland visited the Kodály Institute and held a workshop on Finnish choral music in the afternoon for our students. Later at 6 pm they gave a concert in the Franciscan church where they performed, among other works, the pieces discussed at the workshop.
During the Opening Ceremony on 12 September, we also celebrated several faculty members and employees of the Institute. Dr. Katalin Kiss and Zsuzsanna Kontra professors of the Institute, and Rozália Antal, employee of the Institute, have been working here for 25 years, along with Zsuzsanna Polyák, librarian, who has been working here for 10 years. They were recognised and given bouquets of flowers and certificates to commemorate their service.
We would like to thank them heartily for all their work at the Institute.
On 12 September the 2014-2015 academic year officially began. After Director László Norbert Nemes's speech at the Opening Ceremony, the students took the traditional oath to become official members of the Institute community.
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