About

Music made together heals earth and humankind.

 
 

The KSBC is a branch of the Kodály Society of Canada and seeks to uphold the vision of our national society.

In addition, we strive to bring together a community of musician educators in British Columbia who share the vision of a universal music education based on the principles of Zoltan Kodály and best practices of Kodály-inspired educators from the 20th and 21st century.

We seek to discuss, discover, and enact the best quality music education for our current context in British Columbia and in Canada.

 

Board of Directors

 
 

Victoria

  • Sierra Phosy (Vice President - Victoria)

  • Stacey Awalt

  • Kristine Kosolofski (Secretary)

  • Emily Pollet (Treasurer)

  • Annie Shum (Registrar)

  • Helen Van Spronsen

Vancouver

  • Jake Autio (Vice President - Vancouver)

  • Michelle Kim

  • Janna Maljaars

  • Cathy Pedersen (Secretary)

  • Patti VanderKwaak

Membership


Membership in the Kodály Society of British Columbia serves several purposes:

• Memberships support the national Kodály Society of Canada organization which promotes the Kodály approach to music education through workshops, an annual publication, Alla Breve, and support for teachers interested in furthering their Kodály education

• At the provincial level, workshops are offered for the purpose of bringing together music educators who share the common goal of quality music education and Western music literacy for everyone.

• The KSBC helps to provide clinicians for such events as the BCMEA conference, in order to ensure quality professional development in music education, at a time when elementary music teacher education programs are suffering.

BC Kodaly Society of Canada membership fees are:

  • $ 50.00 Regular

  • $ 25.00 Retired

  • Full-time registered student - FREE


Click here for a paper membership application.

Receipts will be sent by email. Thank you!

Cost of membership in the KSBC includes membership in the national Kodály Society of Canada (KSC) organization. For more information about KSC, see the website at www.kodalysocietyofcanada.ca

Contact the KSBC:
Registrar, Emily Pollet 
3443 Cardiff Place Victoria BC V8P 4Y9
kodalybc@gmail.com

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Student Members must be full-time undergraduate students.

N.B. The Kodály Society of British Columbia collects personal information for the sole purpose of administering membership. This process includes the use of mail and email addresses to communicate with members regarding official branch business. As a member of KSBC you are also a member of the Kodály Society of Canada and your contact information is shared with KSC in order to distribute official KSC publications to its members. If you have any questions or concerns about KSNS's/KSC’s privacy policies, please contact the KSC Registrar: Jamie Popowich: jamie.popowich@gmail.com By providing your email address, you are consenting to receive KSNS/KSC information electronically.

 
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Events


UPCOMING GATHERINGS


Save the dates!

February 8, 2020 - Langley, BC - Kodály Café

February 14, 2020 - Victoria, BC - Victoria Pro-D Day

April 25, 2020 - Vancouver, BC - Kodály Potluck

 

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Resources


Visit the KSC Resource page for a wide variety of free resources as well as our KSC Members page for exclusive resources and curricula.

Resources here are specific to British Columbia. If you would like to upload or recommend a resource please e-mail kodalybc@gmail.com

Kodály-Inspired Interpretation of BC’s Arts Education Curriculum

  • This document provides an overview of Kodály-Inspired pedagogy in the style of BC’s Arts Education Curriculum by Jake Autio. Disclaimer: this is not an official government document, merely one interpretation of the curriculum from a Kodály standpoint.

 Kodály Summer Institute July 2013 Informance

  • Demonstration of skills learned through Kodály Level 1, University of Victoria Summer 2013.

 

 

Darlene Ngo Legacy for Music Education

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Darlene Ngo (October 21, 1955 – May 20, 2014)

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of KSC and BCKSC President Darlene Ngo, after a courageous struggle with cancer. No one around her imagined that the end was so near, but there was rapid deterioration over her final 12 hours, and she died peacefully and without pain, Tuesday, May 20, with her husband Henry by her side. Her love, kindness, and inspiration continue in the many lives she has touched.

Darlene was a respected teacher, leader and colleague. Darlene taught in the Campbell River School District for 25 years and was instrumental in the development of music programs, specifically elementary school choirs. A kind and gentle spirit, she taught with positive encouragement, and looked forward to teaching every day. Darlene was President of the B.C. and then national Kodály Society of Canada, and she taught other music teachers at seminars and at the University of Victoria.

It is hard to imagine the many ways in which we will miss her in the “Kodály” world. Her enthusiasm and organizational skills were legendary; diligence and encouragement to others also easily come to mind. Other memories will slip into focus when we pick up a workshop handout, or review an email….her reach was wide and deep.

Darlene Ngo Legacy for Music Education

This Legacy is now an endowed fund with the Vancouver Foundation, and the Kodály Society of Canada is the named recipient of disbursements, to be used for things such as scholarships, clinician support, educational materials and music-related equipment.

You may honour Darlene Ngo’s memory and support the development of Kodály’s ideas at the same time!  Find more information and then simply follow the instructions on this website:

https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/Kodaly

Tax-creditable contributions will be gratefully received to honour the memory of Darlene Ngo, who was President of both the provincial BCKSC and the national Kodaly Society of Canada when she died.  In consultation with her family, resulting funds will be used to further Darlene's wishes to educate and support others in Kodaly-inspired teaching.

Postal Donation

Louise Grinstead, KSC Treasurer
48 Red Fern Terrace
Halifax, NS
B3S 1K8