THE ALBERTA KODÁLY ASSOCIATION (AKA) was started by Alberta music educators who follow the teachings of Hungarian composer and music educator; Zoltán Kodály ("koh - dye").

The AKA provides professional development support and training for music teachers. 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the Kodaly Society of Canada president, Darlene Ngo. Although Darlene had serious health challenges, we did not anticipate this tragic turn of events. She was an exemplary music educator, truly dedicated to the Kodaly cause until the end.

In addition to the passing of Darlene Ngo, another influential Canadian Kodaly-inspired music educator, John Barron, passed away at the end of April. John took his family to Kecskemet in 1976 for one year to study at the Kodaly Intezet. Upon his return he developed a Kodaly-inspired Canadian curriculum for Middlesex County in Ontario. He edited collections of Canadian folk song arrangements. He established award-winning choirs. His influence in Canadian choral and Kodaly communities is vast. A link to a wonderful article about John can be accessed here:

he memorial service for Darlene will be held in Campbell River, British Columbia, on Saturday, May 31. Michalis, some words of condolence from the IKS could be sent to Connie Foss More s Connie will represent the Kodaly Society of Canada at Darlene's service. Her contact information:


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