Organization of American Kodály Educators was founded in 1975. Its purpose is to promote Kodály's concept of "Music for Everyone" through the improvement of music education in schools.
For free brochures and membership information, contact:
OAKE National Office
10951 Pico Blvd, Suite 405
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone - (310) 441.3555
Fax - (310) 441.3577
The OAKE Quarterly Journal
Beth Pontiff, Editor
46781 Backwater Drive
Sterling, VA 20164
Phone/Fax - (571) 434.0516
OAKE publishes and distributes a variety of material including collections of music for children, a DVD library for members and materials to help teachers.
Board of Directors
OAKE is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. There are not only the Executive Officers, but the Ex-Officio Members, Members at Large, Division Presidents, Regional Representatives and National Advisors listed on the Board of Directors page
Training as a "Kodály Teacher" is usually at the post-baccalaureate level either as part of a master's degree or as a certificate. Several institutions around the country offer this training.
Each year the OAKE holds a conference during which lectures, concerts, teaching demonstrations, and exhibits provide teachers of music interested in Kodály's concept of music education new ideas and resources. The National Conference Choir is composed of OAKE member's students who audition from across the nation.