Zsuzsanna Polyák

Position at the Institute: Lecturer
Subject taught: Kodály's Educational Philosophy

Photo: Gábor Fejér

Zsuzsanna Polyák joined the Kodaly Institute in 2004 as a librarian and archivist for the Music Pedagogical Archives. Along with working at the Archives she has recently become involved in the education programmes of non-degree and Master students. Her subjects includes Zoltán Kodály’s Music Educational Philosophy and Research.

She graduated from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest with a degree in Library and Information Science, Hungarian Linguistics & Literature, and Pedagogy.

She also holds an MA in Community Development, and has participated in the planning and evaluation of various non-formal educational, cultural and community building projects.

She is currently pursuing her PhD in Education in the Theoretical and Historical Pedagogy Doctoral Program at Eötvös Loránd University, in the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, Doctoral School of Education. Her research topic is „The History of the International Kodály Society from 1975 until Today”.

Conference presentations in English:

- Tablet computers in music education – Qualitative content analysis of the Teaching Music Magazine and the Music Educators Journal. II. ELTE Workshop on Arts Education, Budapest, 2018.

- Non-professional musical ensembles and competence development: Can community music-making help develop employability skills? 32nd ISME Seminar of the Commission for Community Music Activity, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2018. As a poster: 32. World Conference of the International Society for Music Education, Baku, Azerbajdzsán, 2018.

- The teacher concept of Zoltán Kodály. 24th International Kodály Symposium, Kuching, Malaysia, 2019.