Notable History

RECENT EVENTS FOR THE Kodály Society of Canada


Professional Development

Planning to visit Hungary? Consider this:

  • Katalin Forrai Museum

    Established 2016, Táplánszentkereszt (near Szombathely in western Hungary)

    This museum honours the memory of Hungary’s renowned early childhood music educator, entrusted by Zoltan Kodaly to develop nursery school and kindergarten music curricula for children and their teachers. Among her many accomplishments, Katalin Forrai was the Chair of the first Early Childhood Commission of the International Society for Music Education, and she was later the ISME President. Kati was beloved by her adult teacher students in many countries, as well as at home in Hungary.

    The museum contains furniture and artifacts from Kati’s home, as well as puppets and instruments used in her teaching.

    The Curator is Edit Padosné.

    Open times are flexible, by arrangement. Contact There is no charge, but donations are welcome.


AGM Information

The Kodály Society of Canada Annual General Meeting

  • Was held on Friday, March 1, 2019 in Winnipeg Manitoba

  • The next AGM will be held in February, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta.

  • All KSC members are welcome to attend!



Canadian is awarded the International Katali Forrai Award.

Influential Hungarian pre-school expert Katalin Forrai inspired the International Kodály Society award to a noteworthy early childhood music educator.  This year’s recipient was Canadian Ewa Krzatala, shown with award presenter Gilbert DeGreeve (Belgium) and flanked by committee members Mary Place (U.K.) and Mary Stouffer (Canada).  

Learn more about this remarkable teacher.


Darlene Ngo Legacy for Music Education

You are reminded of the opportunity to support the work of KSC by donating to the Darlene Ngo Legacy for Music Education. If you would like to donate before the end of the year and receive a tax receipt for 2017, please be advised of the following donation deadlines: Thursday, December 28th – Deadline for cheque donations and Sunday, December 31st – Deadline for online donations


Darlene Ngo

Darlene Ngo (October 21, 1955 – May 20, 2014) was a respected teacher, leader and colleague. 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 taught other music teachers at both seminars, and at the University of Victoria. A memorial fund has been established in partnership with the Vancouver Foundation and the Kodály Society of Canada to continue her legacy by providing funds for scholarships, clinician support, educational materials and music-related equipment. Tax creditable donations are welcome via the following link.