AKS 2016 – Introduction

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Introduction

The Asia Kodaly Symposium (AKS) is a biannual event presented by the Kodaly Academy of Music (Singapore) in collaboration with the Kodaly Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music (Hungary). The symposium sees a panel of world class international educators and conductors coming together to share their experience and expertise in lively hands-on workshops and presentations that will empower musician-educators in their daily work. Music professionals ranging from conductors, instrumental teachers in private studios, music classroom teachers to music students have attended the AKS.

AKS aims to inspire, promote and bring about better understanding of the arts and culture to the masses through the Kodaly Concept – a comprehensive system that is still evolving today, encompassing music philosophy and sophisticated teaching techniques that are applicable to amateurs and professionals alike. The AKS is also a platform that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture through concerts by both emerging and established artists. It is also hoped that AKS can provide opportunities for learning, understanding and collaboration between composers, artists, sponsors in spearheading and pioneering arts in a sustainable manner.

Symposium Objectives

  • To inspire, promote and bring about better understanding of the arts and culture to the masses through the Kodaly Concept.
  • To provide an international platform that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture.
  • To provide opportunities for learning, understanding and collaboration between composers, artistes and sponsors in spearheading and pioneering Arts in a sustainable manner.

Past Editions:

  • 2016: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    The next most recent AKS was held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, from 11 to 14 August 2016. Apart from workshops and presentations for conductors, music studio and classroom teachers as well as music students, the AKS also featured a choral festival themed ‘Let the World Rejoice’ where top choirs came together to compete and perform in a friendly atmosphere. This event is envisioned as the Asian Grand Prix for Choral Singing.
  • 2014: Jakarta, Indonesia
    The inaugural 2014 AKS was successfully held in Jakarta, Indonesia with over 400 participants including delegates, performers and concert-going audience. With the Asia Grand Prix for Choral Singing now a part of the 2016 AKS, the stage is set to attract an even greater number of participants and performers.