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Happy Birthday Zoltán Kodály!

Happy Birthday Zoltán Kodály! Kodály was born in Kecskemét, Hungary, on December 16, 1882. Although born into a musical family, his early interests were towards literary studies. As his father was a railway official, the Kodály family had a rather peripatetic existence: from 1884 until 1891 they lived…

In Memoriam: Natalie Kreutzer

Natalie Kreutzer died peacefully on October 20th, 2016 at her home in Albuquerque with her sister, niece, and great niece at her side. She was 71.  Natalie, born 3/10/45, was accomplished in many areas and left a legacy of joy, love, music, humor and tolerance to all she…

In Memoriam: Sister Mary Alice Hein (UPDATED 11-7-16)

Sister Mary Alice Hein (Sister Emmanuella Mary) a native of Oakland, California, entered into eternal life on October 31, 2016. She was 92 and a professed Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 62 years. A significant part of Sister Mary Alice’s life was in…

Title IV, Part A Coalition Update

Dear Roundtable friends, As of yesterday (September 27th, 2016), the Title IV, Part A Coalition has sent an updated letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee chairs advocating for full funding for the block grant.  Thank you to each and every one of your organizations for signing…

Call for Proposals: International Kodály Symposium 2017

International Kodály Symposium 2017 Augustana Campus, University of Alberta Camrose, Alberta Canada August 8-13, 2017 hosted by the Kodály Society of Canada ~ Alberta Kodály Association under the auspices of the International Kodály Society Call for Paper, Poster and Workshop Presentations “Singing the Circle: Kodály-Inspired Music Education from…

Roundtable Alert: Rep. Hastings Releases Military Bands Letter

Yesterday, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL-20) sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense, urging them to preclude language that curtails military music ensembles from the final Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill.  This letter is a direct response…

In Memoriam: Carol Quimby Heath

Carol Quimby Heath was a significant Kodály music educator from the New Haven CT Kodály Program. Along with Jan Forman, she was responsible for bringing the Kodály Fellowship Program to establish a Kodály demonstration model to the city. She later trained in Kecskemet, Hungary and then taught at the Worthington Hooker…

Action Alert: Support Music Education and Send a Letter to Congress!

The President’s signing of the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) last December marked an historic step forward for students across the nation. Music’s enumeration as part of a “Well-Rounded Education” now provides numerous opportunities to provide all students, regardless of circumstance, with a high-quality music education.    However,…