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. 



January 28, 2017 - Singposium 2017

The AKA and Alberta Orff Chapter present:

"Pathways to Process: Using Children's Literature to Address Musical Concepts"
Thom Borden

Edmonton, Alberta

 When: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Where: Elizabeth Finch School, 
13815 160 Ave NW, Edmonton Alberta

8:30am - 9:00am - Registration
9:00am - 10:30am  - Session 1
10:30am - 11:00am - Break
11:00am - 12:30pm - Session 2
12:30pm - 1:15pm - Lunch (provided)
1:15pm - 2:45pm - Session 3


$110 included lunch and membership fee


Thom Borden has a B.S. in Music Education and an M.A. in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction focused in Reading.  He completed Orff Levels at UNLV and an Orff Master Level at the University of Memphis under Jos Wytac.  Advanced studies include music and movement in Paris as well as Kodaly training and certification through CSU with Sr. Lorna Zemke.  He is past-president of the Greater Chicago Orff Chapter and has presented at numerous AOSA and OAKE Conferences.  He has presented in Australia, Canada, and China and presents at Orff and Kodaly chapters across the United States each year.  Currently teaching PreK-5 in Las Vegas, Thom served as the AOSA Diversity Committee Chair and has published Orff arrangements in the McGraw-Hill series, Spotlight on Music and Music Studio.  He has published materials on using manipulatives in the music classroom and using children's literature to address music concepts and skills. 



April 22, 2017  - Spring into Singing!

Regional event; 1/2 day workshop 10-12 noon
Edmonton: Monica Dear  - Ukulele in the Classroom
Calgary : Jan Taylor Bilenki - Digging Deep in the Music Room:  Composition Ideas for Grades 1-6

$5.00 members/ $10.00 non members

Please check out the Symposium Website for more details  -

 Summer Music Academy - Summer 2017

 EDEL 595 – International Kodály Seminar

EDEL 597: Kodály Level III

Pedagogy and Materials, Musicianship, Conducting & Choral Ensemble

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