Issue 1: Fall

2023 National Conference Keynote: The Right Environment: Creating Belongingness in the Classroom

Posted on October 1, 2023 in , ,

Dr. Nicole R. Robinson, Founder and CEOCultural Connections by Design Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your 2023 Keynote speaker for the National Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) conference here in Jacksonville, Florida. It is an honor to stand before you today…

Choral Connections: Let Us Sing Correctly: Reflecting on Kodály’s Publication Refining Intonation

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Eva Floyd Reflecting on my experiences with the publication When I first read the preface of Kodály’s Let Us Sing Correctly, I was confused by his statement “those who always sing in unison never learn to sing in correct pitch” (Kodály, 1952, p. 2). I didn’t understand the…

Instrumental Inspirations: Kodály in the Wind Ensemble

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Roberto Castro The true essence of the Kodály Method is singing. Thinking creatively, teachers can and should incorporate singing in wind ensemble rehearsals, allowing students to become better musicians. Singing chorales, choral music, and using band literature invites students to perform more musically, sing in tune, and helps…