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A Kodály-inspired approach

Following on from this year’s highly successful Choral Connect convention in Wellington, we’re delighted to release the second in a series of videos we recorded at selected Choral Connect sessions. This month’s video release is Megan Flint’s presentation, titled A well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart and a well-trained hand: A Kodály-inspired approach to developing musical literacy through choral singing.

Megan completed her Masters in Choral Conducting through The University of Auckland with Dr Karen Grylls and, as a fully-trained Kodály practitioner, is the face behind Kodály Aotearoa. She fills her time making music with students, mentoring teachers and facilitating professional development opportunities for educators around the country, and is the co-author of Hear Our Voices, an NZCF handbook for leaders of children’s choirs. In this video, Megan explores a range of ideas for developing musical literacy with inexperienced choral musicians, particularly children and community adult singers.

A short clip from Megan’s video is below. The full one-hour video is on the ACD Video Channel, accessible to current ACD members via login and password. Directors of a Big Sing or Kids Sing choir have automatic ACD membership for the year in which they take part in TBS or TKS.

Other titles on our ACD Video Channel are:

  • Efficient and Engaging Rehearsal Strategies for the Community Choir – Brent Stewart
  • The Ictus – the conductor’s point of contact – Karen Grylls
  • Voice matching and singer placement in choirs – David Squire
  • Are you really singing? Achieving the correct resonance with children’s voices – Megan Flint

We’ll be releasing further videos from Choral Connect ’19 over the next few months.

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