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Kodály Course in Italy

14-15 June, 2014
For details in Italian, please click here.


Concert - "Hungarian Classics"

Like many local institutions, the Kodály Institute participated in the events of the 29th Kecskemét Spring Festival. On 19 March visitors heard compositions by Franz Liszt, Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály in the concert hall of the Institute.


Ceremony for two colleagues

On 13 March we celebrated two colleagues in the Concert Hall of the Kodály Institute. First we said farewell to the retiring Albert Pálinkás, studio technician of the Institute, who is also the maker and editor of many video recordings, different publications and leaflets; a truly versatile worker. Then Katalin Hartyáni Szarka, financial administrator, was commemorated on her 25th year of work for the Institute.


Special Week Programme in 2014

Every year the Institute organises a week-long programme in February or March, when instead of the regular lessons, students have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of special lectures, workshops and other activities that do not fit into the regular timetable. 


Scholarships offered by the Foundation for the Kodály Institute

The Foundation for the Kodály Institute is pleased to announce the following scholarships for the academic year 2014-2015:

  • Sarolta Kodály Scholarship – a full tuition scholarship donated by Mrs. Zoltán Kodály 
  • Éva Vendrei Memorial Scholarship – a half tuition scholarship provided by the Board of the Foundation


Special Courses in February

Course of the British Kodály Academy
For years now, every February the British Kodály Academy has arranged a three- or five-day long study tour to the Kodály Institute. Due to the increased number of participants as compared to previous years, the length of the course has been expanded from three days to a week and was held partly in Budapest, partly in Kecskemét between 17-21 February. 


Stipendium Hungaricum - scholarship opportunity for Argentinian, Chinese and Japanese students

The government of Hungary has created several new scholarship opportunities (Stipendium Hungaricum) for those interested in pursuing graduate or postgraduate studies in Hungary including the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the Kodály Institute. 


Short Courses in January

Between 13 and 17 January the Institute hosted two different groups of visitors. A smaller group of teachers from the Korean Kodály Society observed lessons in the local Kodály School, also attending lectures on methodology and Kodály’s lifework at the Kodály Institute.



Scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year are available from the Hungarian Scholarship Board (HSB).


2014-2015 Academic Year Information

Undergraduate Course: BA in General Music Studies with Kodály Emphasis
Application deadline: 15 February for studies commencing in September. 
Graduate Course: MA in Kodály Music Pedagogy
Application deadline: 15 February for studies commencing in September. 
Financial information regarding the 2014-2015 academic year is available here.


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