Summer School 2020

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While there might not be a traditional Summer School this year, we are running summer online workshops. Visit for more details.


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 proposed dates for the Summer School 2021 are Sunday August 15th to Saturday August 21st.

Certificate Course:

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

MusicianshipChoirMethodologyChoral Conducting
Singing GamesDaily 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

László Norbert Nemes, James Cuskelly  Árpád Tóth,  Bori Szirányi
Orsolya Szabó,  Allan Hubert-Wright,  Florent Isoard

together with our team of experienced UK Tutors

Lucinda Geoghegan, Esther HargittaiAlan Murdock,  Lynne Clark
Sally Leeming,  Ben LawrenceKathleen Watson

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: 

For more information about certification, please contact
Lucinda Geoghegan: 

   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.

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

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For articles and photographs from previous Summer Schools please visit the Summer School Archive.

Our ambitious programme for the year needs extra funds to cover the costs. Can you help with a donation? Click here to donate, and help share Kodály’s vision by supporting us. We welcome every contribution, big or small.