Art and Culture

TRNC represented by NEU in the 2nd International Kodály Education Days

By Ahmet Abdulaziz ….

The Faculty members and students from the Music Teaching Section of the Department of Fine Arts of Atatürk Faculty of Education of Near East University participated in the 2nd International Istanbul Kodály Education Days.

The Kodály Education Days were held between 18th and 21st September 2019, in Istanbul. The Marmara University organised these days with the support of the Consulate General of Hungary in Istanbul and the Hungarian Cultural Centre. The Istanbul Kodály Education Days have a crucial role in promoting and disseminating Kodály Music Education Approach and its applicability in schools on music education.

The event comprised of training grouped under five main headings and were attended and supported by internationally recognised artists and educators from Kodály Institute.

Developed by Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodály, the Kodály Music Education Approach is a learning method that combines music and dance to ensure active participation. Within the scope of Kodály Music Education Approach, the workshops and master-classes were grouped under five main headings; “Choir and Choir Conducting”, “Solfeggio Training”, “Kokas Pedagogy”, “Class Music Education” and “Instrument Training”, and were delivered during the 4-day event by internationally recognised artists and educators from Kodály Institute and by highly recognised Kodály experts.