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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the Kodaly Concept?
Posted by KAM on 16 May 2018
Named after Hungarian composer-pedagogueZoltan Kodaly, the Kodaly Concept is a singing-based approach to music education, a structured and systematic way of learning, studying and performing of music.

Apart from music literacy, ear & solfege training, curriculum planning and inculcating good taste in music, the on-going development of this approach has in recent years, embraced the use of music games, improvisation, movement and even visual arts stemming from the work of Kodaly's students such as Katalin Forrai and Klara Kokas.

The singing-based approach of the Kodaly Concept, while commonly associated with classroom teaching is highly relevant and readily applicable to choir conductors seeking to improve their professional conducting work, music pedagogy and choral programme with amateur adult or children's choirs. Conductors of instrumental ensembles will find workshops on rehearsal technique, rehearsal planning etc. readily applicable to their work. Likewise, music classroom teachers will find the exposure to quality choral repertoire, choral training and direction useful in uplifting their music classrooms to the next level of musicianship.
Who should attend the symposium?
Posted by KAM on 16 May 2018
Musician-Educators – e.g. choral conductors, classroom music educators, community music leaders (e.g. in church / community choirs), voice and instrumental teachers, theory teachers – seeking professional development or wanting an introduction to Kodaly Concept-based musicianship training and music pedagogy will be inspired and recharged in mind and spirit. The symposium will also be an invaluable learning experience for music students and young conductors who are starting professional work in teaching/conducting amateur singers and are hoping to meet and build a network of like-minded colleagues and friends.

AKS is a pathway for those who wish to express an interest in furthering studies at the International Kodaly Institute (Hungary) of the Liszt Academy of Music.
I can only arrive after the stipulated registration time. Can I register after 15 August 2018?
Posted by KAM on 16 May 2018
Yes, you can. Please proceed to the information counter at the National Kaohsiung Normal University Ho-Ping Campus when you arrive. It would be appreciated if you could inform us in advance if you expect to come in after 15 August 2018 via email at enquiries(at)kam.sg
Will there be proof or certificates for my participation in the AKS?
Posted by KAM on 16 May 2018
A certificate of study that states your participation in the Event, issued by the Kodaly Academy of Music and the Kodaly Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music, can given to delegates upon request for a small fee. Delegates who wish to receive certificates must record proof of attendance at all workshops and fulfill the minimum 80% attendance requirement in order to be deemed as having successfully completed the Event. If you would like to receive the certificate for the Asia Kodaly Symposium, please register online with the correct details and double check your intended name for the certificate when registering upon arrival in Kaohsiung with our volunteers/staff.
What is included in the delegate package?
Posted by KAM on 16 May 2018
Registering as a delegate gives you a delegate pass allowing access to all AKS 2018 events including workshops, masterclasses and concerts. N.B. Accommodation and transportation are not included.
What are the costs for delegate registration?
Posted by KAM on 16 May 2018
Flash Sale Registration (till 15 May 2018): 450 Singapore Dollars.
Early Bird Registration (till 15 June 2018): 500 Singapore Dollars.
Normal Registration: 550 Singapore Dollars. N.B. Registration is considered successful only upon receipt of payment.
How do I make payment?
Posted by KAM on 16 May 2018
Payment by Credit or Debit card via PayPal is preferred.

Payment by bank transfers is also possible but all bank fees will have to be borne by the delegate. If you are intending to make payment by bank transfer, please ensure that the necessary details such as your name and/or transaction numbers are recorded to enable record tracing.

Bank Transfer Details
Bank name: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited Singapore
Bank Code: 7339
Bank Address: Paya Lebar Square Business Centre, 60 Paya Lebar Rd, 409051
Branch Code: 525
Account no.: 525-822714-001 (525 is the branch code)
Account name: Kodaly Academy of Music
SWIFT Code (BIC): OCBCSGSG
Purpose: Please state your name in full

Cheque payments are only possible for Singaporeans and are to be made payable to 'Kodaly Academy of Music'. Note however that registration is only considered successful upon successful clearing of cheque.
How can I register for the AKS?
Posted by KAM on 16 May 2018
Do note that registrations are non-transferable. Do sign up for the KAM newsletter for the latest news!
Is it possible to attend only the first day of the workshop?
Posted by KAM on 16 May 2018
Currently, priority goes to participants who are attending the symposium in its entirety due to venue requirements and to ensure an optimal learning class size. We may explore Single Day passes closer to the event.
Am I allowed to hop between lessons during the symposium?
Posted by KAM on 16 May 2018
It is strongly recommended that participants follow through with the lecturers they signed up with on Days 2 and 3 for more in-depth coverage on their topics.

While you might be allowed to observe other classes, this is not recommended, and priority will go to participants who previously signed up for specific classes. Your moving between classes will also be subject to venue space considerations and optimal class size, per the speaker(s) requests.
Terms and Conditions
IMPORTANT
While KAM does its utmost to run the SCS as announced, changes in the program and schedule may occur and do not entitle members to a fee reduction or refund. KAM shall not be liable for any failure of or delay in the changes or cancellation of any rehearsals/performances for the period that such failure or delay is due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, war, strikes or labor disputes, embargoes, government orders or any other force majeure event. KAM cannot be held liable for any damages and expenses incurred by individuals or any parties associated with this event. KAM recommends that SCS members arrange for insurance.

Do note that photos, videos and various forms of media recordings will be taken at any point in time and may be used for KAM's (or partner institutions') marketing purposes across all communications channels. On registering, you agree to give KAM permission to do so at no cost and will be asked to sign a media release form.

CHANGES TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The KAM website contains the most up-to-date information available and members/choristers are highly encouraged to continue visiting the site for the latest information. KAM reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time and do so by posting the updated terms on the KAM website. Your decision to continue participation in the SCS after such changes have been made constitutes your formal acceptance of the new Terms of Service.
Cancellation Policy
Posted by KAM on 16 May 2018
In the event of cancellation of your registration, please be sure to notify KAM via email at enquiries(at)kam.sg with a reference to a bank account, including the SWIFT Code and IBAN (International Bank Account Number), where a possible refund may be remitted to. A cancellation fee will be charged based on the date the cancellation received by KAM, as follows:

– Until May 31, 2018 – 20% of the registration fee – From June 1 to June 30, 2018 – 50% of the registration fee – After July 1, 2018 – 100% of the registration fee (no refund)

There will be no refunds for no-shows, late arrivals, early departures or unused entry tickets. Any refunds will be processed after the Symposium (N.B. Administrative charges will be deducted from the amount to be refunded).
Who can I contact if I have any further queries?
Posted by KAM on 16 May 2018
For enquiries, please write to enquiries(at)kam.sg. A friendly KAM staff will attend to you as soon as we can.