Kodály Music Education embraces a sequential developmental approach based on singing, moving, listening and thinking musically.

The 2014 Kodály National Conference will feature world class presentations with relevance for educators of all students from prior-to-school through to senior secondary. Delegates to the conference will improve their personal music skills, extend their knowledge of how to teach music and collect a great range of activities and resources ready to use in their own teaching environment.

Thanks to funding from the NSW Branch of Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia Incorporated (KMEIA NSW), we are able to offer a number of scholarships to this outstanding four day music education conference in Sydney, to residents of NSW.

Types of scholarship:

  1. Distance Scholarship: Supporting access to professional development for teachers in regional NSW (outside the Sydney metropolitan area) 
  2. Future Teachers: Supporting tertiary students 
  3. New Teachers: Supporting teachers early in their career (first five years) 
  4. Instrumental Teachers: Promoting Kodaly-based developmental music education in instrumental teaching. 

What do Scholarships Cover?

  • 2014 scholarships cover the cost in full for KMEIA student members $430, and members $595 – this includes registration for all sessions, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and the conference handbook 
  • Scholarship recipients will be responsible for all other costs associated with attending the conference, including but not limited to transportation, accommodation, additional meals and extra activities 
  • Scholarship recipients are required to be members of KMEIA. (Go to to become a member) 

Scholarship Requirements

  • Register for the conference. To register please go to Registration. Scroll down the page to fill in your details online registration form. Under the heading ‘registration’, which asks you to select the type of registration, click ‘Other ‘at the bottom of the list. In the box just before the submit button, please write the type of scholarship you have been offered. 
  • Successful applicants will be required to make 2 reports to KMEIA NSW after the Conference as follows: 
    • Report 1: Due - 2 weeks after the final day of the Conference (max 500 words) 
      This report will detail what has inspired you throughout the Conference, and the way this will impact on your teaching in the future. 
    • Report 2: Due - 6 months after the Conference (March 2015) (max 500 words) 
      This report will detail the changes you have made to your teaching as a result of what you learned at the Conference, and how you think this has impacted on the students learning. 
    • Report 2 Alternative: Due - 4 weeks after the final day of the Conference (max 500 words) 
      Student Scholarship recipients who are not yet teaching may submit a detailed report of one of the sessions attended at the conference. 
  • Successful applicants agree to the publication of their reports in the KMEIA Newsletter 
  • Successful applicants will complete an online evaluation form 

Selection Criteria

Successful applicants will:
  • be a resident of NSW 
  • be a KMEIA member (go to to become a member) 
  • have a demonstrated interest in the philosophy and methodology of Zoltan Kodaly 
  • be recommended by their employer or lecturer

How to Apply

  • Download Application Form
  • Fill in the application form
  • Return to the Scholarship Coordinator, Rose Bloom at before Friday 15 August 2014
  • Successful applicants will be notified by 28 August