Watch this space for an exciting announcement…. This August we will be running online sessions throughout our summer school week.
Sunday, August 9th to Saturday, August 15th, 2020
Message from the BKA Trustees, Monday, March 30th 2020
With great sadness, the Trustees decided on Sunday that it will not be possible to go ahead with the Summer School in 2020. Consequently, the Cecilia Vajda Memorial Scholarship, and its application procedure, will also be suspended for this year.
We hope to arrange something as soon as it is safe and viable to do so, but, in the meantime, will be planning ahead for a Spring Course and Summer School in 2021.
The new Certificate Course will be launched in 2021, instead of August 2020.
We will contact all current (2019-20) Certificate Course students with an update, but work is in progress to proceed with tuition and assessments online so that the course may be completed this year if at all possible.
The 38th International Kodály Summer School
Sunday 9th August to Saturday 15th August 2020
University of Nottingham, University Park Campus
This year we are excited to introduce a
The SUMMER SCHOOL 2020 will include
Musicianship – Choir – Methodology – Choral Conducting
Singing Games – Daily Vocal Warm-ups
Afternoon Options – Evening Events
Optional individual Vocal Technique and Piano lessons and Chamber Music Coaching
We are delighted to welcome Guest Tutors
together with our team of experienced UK Tutors
Alongside the General Course we will be running accredited certification modules
for anyone wishing to qualify as a teacher using the Kodály approach
For general information about the Summer School, please contact
Nicky Woods: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about certification, please contact
Lucinda Geoghegan: email@example.com
Updated details for 2020 to follow
General Timetable (2019)
Venue and Accommodation (2019)
Cecilia Vajda Memorial Scholarship (2020 details)
Click here to watch our Kodály Summer School Video.
Find out what previous students thought of the Kodály Summer School and studying with the British Kodály Academy.
- Magic by Laura McFall - Laura is a 25-year-old musicianship teacher and classical singer from Northern Ireland, and has recently accepted a place on the MMus Vocal Performance and Kodály Musicianship course at the Royal More →
- My Summer School Experience by Louise Cooper - Louise Cooper is Head of Music at William Perkin C of E School in Greenford, West London. I want to learn about this Hungarian school of music. What is the More →
- A Week of Intense Fun and Learning by Jimmy Rotheram - Jimmy Rotheram is music coordinator for Feversham Primary Academy, a school in inner-city Bradford which in the last five years has transformed from a special measures school to ‘outstanding’ by More →
Grants for ESTA members
If you are a member of ESTA (European String Teachers’ Association), grants are available towards the cost of the BKA Summer School and other BKA courses. Please apply at http://www.estabursary.org.uk
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For articles and photographs from previous Summer Schools please visit the Summer School Archive.
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