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International Evening

The students of the Institute organised this year’s International Evening on 30 November. The programme was much more interactive than in the previous years, with (just to name a few activities) Australian Aborigine-style painting, origami, poems, short dramatic scenes and a Canadian quiz game included among the usual, quality folk music performances and folk dance teachings. 


New DVDs in the Bookshop

Dr. Orsolya Szabó:

Music is Your Body: So-System

Dr. Zsuzsa Pásztor:

Exercise breaks for music sessions


President of Longy School visits the Institute

Karen Zorn, President of Longy School of Music of Bard College from Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA visited the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét on 23 November, 2013 and discussed fields of a possible future cooperation between the institutions with László Norbert Nemes, director. 


Publications of the Klára Kokas Foundation on sale

On 29 and 30 November, 2013 the Foundation's publications are available with 30-50% discounts in the office of the foundation (1113 Budapest, Bocskai út 77-79., building B, room 349). 


Denise Bacon obituary

It is with great sadness that faculty and staff members of the Kodály Institute learnt about the death of Denise Bacon, founder and director of the Kodály Musical Training Institute and the Kodály Center of America. Denise Bacon was a pioneer figure, who played a significant role in making Kodály’s music educational principles widely known and adapted into practice throughout the United States. She will be sadly missed by her colleagues all over the world. 

International Summer School 2014

With our internationally acclaimed faculty members and artists-in-residence, the Kodály Institute announces its 1st International Summer School with the following courses between 18 July and 1 August, 2014:


Liszt Academy of Music Grand Hall reopened

The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music celebrated the refurbishment of its magnificent main hall by a grand opening gala on 22 October, the birthday anniversary of its founder, Ferenc Liszt.
From now on, this significant centre of classical music famous among others for its tremendous acoustics will be there for concert-goers and students of the Academy alike.

Cantemus Children's Choir at the Institute

On 16-17 October Dénes Szabó held a choral workshop with his choir, the Cantemus Children’s Choir from Nyíregyháza. The workshops primarily dealt with voice training appropriate for children choirs, and how one could train a choir to achieve this sound through choir rehearsals alone.


Trip to Pécs and Kisjakabfalva

After the Orientation Week, which not all of the students attend, came another opportunity to get together and form friendships for the school year on 12-13 October. The students of the Institute (with some staff members), thanks to the planning by director Dr László Norbert Nemes, took a short trip to Pécs aiming to see as many sights as possible led by Dr Árpád Tóth. 


Orientation Week

The Kodály Institute organises a series of daytrips around Hungary every year for the new students. The trips take them to places which have musical, historical or ethnograpical significance and which are more difficult to visit on individual trips. During the week students acquire a historic and geographic overview of Hungary, while also learning a lot about customs and traditions here. 



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