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Organization of American Kodály Educators records

 Collection 0160-SCPA
The Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) is an organization dedicated to the proliferation and teaching of the Kodály method to children as well as adults within the U.S. It promotes lifeline music learning, music making, and musical education for all its members inspired by the pedagogical techniques of the Hungarian composer and educator Zoltán Kodály. The archives of The Organization of American Kodály Educators include business records, division and chapter records, teaching materials, publications, conference history, photographs, videos, audio recordings and other materials associated with the organization.

Dates

  • 1950-2020
  • Majority of material found within 1980-2000

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Extent

53.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The archives of The Organization of American Kodály Educators include business records, division and chapter records, teaching materials, publications, conference history, photographs, videos, audio recordings and other materials associated with the organization. The archives were first established at Auburn University in Alabama and were transferred to the University of Maryland in 1993.

Administrative History

The call for a national organization devoted to Kodály education in the United States materialized at the first Kodály International Symposium held at Holy Names College in Oakland, California from August 1-15, 1973. In March of 1974 more than 200 educators convened at the MENC Conference in Anaheim, California, where plans for a formal organization were initiated. This organization aimed to create a network for music educators who base their teaching practices on the Kodály method. The founding conference of the Organization of American Kodály Educators took place in 1975 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Organization of American Kodály Educators promotes the use of the Kodály method in schools across the United States. The Kodály Envoy, now published four times annually, has been the official publication for OAKE since its inception, providing OAKE members with current research, news, teaching strategies, and classroom resources applicable to the Kodály method. OAKE sponsors a national conference each year, at which the National Children's Choir performs, and also sponsors a yearly summer choral camp, the Children's Choral Institute.

OAKE is divided into four divisions, East, Midwest, South, and West that comprise a total of 36 chapters. These divisions and chapters sponsor workshops and activities on the local and regional levels. OAKE offers grants to the local chapters to aid in the development and execution of special projects for its members.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into eleven series and thirty-four subseries.
  1. Business Documents
  2. Committees
  3. Divisions
  4. Grants and Scholarships
  5. Curriculum Guides and Teaching Materials
  6. Choral Camps
  7. Tom Kite
  8. Related Organizations
  9. Publications
  10. Conferences
  11. Multimedia Photographs, Recordings, and Videos

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Transferred from Auburn University in Alabama to University of Maryland in 1993. The collection grows through contributions from OAKE members and officers.

Related Materials

Note: books in the Lowens Room have been cataloged and may be consulted by the public without staff supervision

Books:
  1. Campbell, Patricia Sheehan. Songs in Their Heads: Music and its Meaning in Children's Lives. New York: Oxford University University Press, 1998. - In Lowens Room MT1 .C228 1998
  2. Szonyi, Erzsebet. Musical Reading and Writing, Vol. 1. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1973. [Hard copy (teacher) andamp; pap. (Pupil's Book - in Lowens Room)] MT870.S988 Z433 v.1
  3. Szonyi, Erzsebet. Musical Reading and Writing, Vol. 2. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1973. [Hard copy (teacher) andamp; pap. (Pupil's Book)] MT870.S988 Z433 v.2
  4. Szonyi, Erzsebet. Musical Reading and Writing, Vol. 3. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1973. [pap. (Pupil's Book)] MT870.S988 Z433 v.3
  5. Szonyi, Erzsebet. Musical Reading and Writing, Vol. 4. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1973. [pap. (Pupil's Book)] MT870.S988 Z433 v.4
  6. Szonyi, Erzsebet. Musical Reading and Writing, Final Volume. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1973. MT870.S988 Z433 v. final
  7. Szonyi, Erzsebet.Kodály's Principles in Practice: An Approach to Music Education through the Kodály Method. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1979; Budapest: Corvina Kiadó. MT1 .S99 1973b
  8. Kodály, Zoltán. Bicinia Hungarica IV: 60 Progressive Two-Part Songs. Choral Method. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1970. M1706.K63 B6 v.4
  9. Kodály, Zoltán. 333 Elementary Exercises in Sight Singing. Choral Method. Ed. Percy Young. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1963. MT875 .K68
  10. Hegyi, Erzsebet. Solfege According to the Kodály-Concept. Trans. Fred Macnicol. Kecskemet: 1975. - In Lowens Room. MT870 .H235
  11. Kodály, Zoltán. An Ode: "The Music Makers." London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1964. - In Lowens Room M1530.K62 M8
  12. Erdei, Peter et al., ed. 150 American Folk Songs to Sing, Read and Play. Collected by Katalin Komlos. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1974. M1994.E69 O6
  13. Kodály, Zoltán. Pentatonic Music: 100 Hungarian Folk Songs. Choral Method 1. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1969. MT875.K68 P4 1969 v.1
  14. Kodály, Zoltán. Pentatonic Music: 140 Chuvash Melodies. Choral Method 4. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1972. MT875.K68 P4 1969 v.4
Books in Lowens Room
  1. Kodály, Zoltán. Fifty Nursery Songs. Choral Method. 2nd rev. ed. By Geoffry Russell-Smith. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1974. M1990.K77 N9 1974
  2. Kodály, Zoltán. Tricinia: 29 Progressive Three-Part Songs. Choral Method. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1964. M1578.K62 T7
  3. Sandor, Frigyes, ed. Music Education in Hungary. London: Boosey & Hawkes; Budapest: Corvina, 1975. MT3.H8 S253
  4. Heath, Carol Quimby. The Song Garden: Book One. West Hartford: Kodály Musical Training Institute, 1984. M1994 .S615 1984 v.1
  5. Heath, Carol Quimby. The Song Garden: Book Two. West Hartford: Kodály Musical Training Institute, 1984. M1994 .S615 1984 v.2
  6. Heath, Carol Quimby. The Song Garden: Book Three. West Hartford: Kodály Musical Training Institute, 1984. M1994 .S615 1984 v.3
Research Papers:
  1. Csikota, Jozsef. "Kodály Method and its Influence on Teaching Wind Instruments in Hungary." Presented at MWIBOC Clinic, December 15, 2004.
Title
Organization of American Kodàly Educators records
Status
Completed
Author
Kerri Barone, Alex Boatright, Sarah Lindblom
Date
2013-07-01
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
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College Park MD 20742 United States