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Kodály Center of America Archives

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Abstract

Title:
Kodály Center of America Archives
Author/Creator:
Kodály Center of America
Collection number:
04-93-KCA
Size:
15.0 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1973-1986
Inclusive dates:
1965-2004
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

The Kodály Center of America was established in April 1977 by Denise Bacon in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The center was later moved to Newton, Massachusetts and then Providence, Rhode Island. Its shared interests with the Kodály Musical Training Institute (KMTI) include research into American folk music, the development of curriculum and model schools, and the training of master teachers. The Kodály Center of America Collections contains materials dating between 1965 and 2004 with the bulk of materials falling between 1973 and 1986. The collection consists primarily of individual faculty and student files. Also included are a small collection of board minutes dating from 1977-2002, issues of the International Kodály Society Bulletin from 1977-2003, copies of speeches and presentations delivered at the KMTI and KCA from 1965-2003, and a collection of musical education books, many informed by the Kodály Method.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Kodály Center of America Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Status:

This collection has been minimally processed.

Historical Note

The Kodály Center of America was founded by Denise Bacon in April 1977 as a continuation of the Kodály Musical Training Institute, founded in 1969. The goals of both institutions were nearly identical: to play an important role in the development of the Kodály Concept in the U.S., to produce high-quality teachers in academic and summer programs, and develop leaders to carry the Kodály Method into the future.

Though founded and initially operated with limited resources, the KCA produced an intensive academic year program, a highly-regarded summer program associated with Southeastern Massachusetts University, and affiliations for masters degrees with four, separate universities. It also developed an association with the Boston Public Schools to conduct research and produce choral octavos and video tapes. In 1993, due to space limitations and competition from other Kodály institutions, the KMTI chose to merge with Capital University in Columbus, Ohio while the KCA transferred its certification program and student records there, but remained as a resource center.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Kodály Center of America Collections contains materials dating between 1965 and 2004 with the bulk of materials falling between 1973 and 1986. The collection consists primarily of individual faculty and student files. Also included are a small collection of board minutes dating from 1977-2002, issues of the International Kodály Society Bulletin from 1977-2003, copies of speeches and presentations delivered at the KMTI and KCA from 1965-2003, and a collection of musical education books, many informed by the Kodály Method.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Donated by Denise Bacon in 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Sarah Lindblom

Encoded by:

EAD markup completed by Amanda May, August 2013.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is minimally processed. Materials are in original order. An inventory is available below.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Kodály Center of America, 1965-2004 (15.0 linear feet)

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DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Allen, Janice, 1987-1989 series 1box 1folder 1
Ambush, Pamela, 1978-1981 series 1box 1folder 2
Aurehl, Bo, 1989-1990 series 1box 1folder 3
Berner, Barbara, 1980-1991 series 1box 1folder 4
Block, Deborah, 1980-1985 series 1box 1folder 5
Bodolay, Laurdella, 1982-1984 series 1box 1folder 6
Boutin, Janet, 1981 series 1box 1folder 7
Bradshaw, Albert, 1968-1980 series 1box 1folder 8
Chan, Karrie, 1995 series 1box 1folder 9
Cleveland, Susan, 1994-1998 series 1box 1folder 10
Cramer, Bertica, 1985 series 1box 1folder 11
Deiblu, Sean, 1990-2002 series 1box 1folder 12
Dietrich, Helga, 1987-1989 series 1box 1folder 13
Erdei, Peter, 1987-1989 series 1box 1folder 14
Forrai, Katie, 1964-1985 series 1box 1folder 15
Gabor, Lilla, 1977-1998 series 1box 1folder 16
Gardiner, Martin, 1994-1998 series 1box 1folder 17
Gardonyi, Lazlo, 1988 series 1box 1folder 18
Gatti, William, 1984-2002 series 1box 1folder 19
Halezy, Johnetta, 1977-1979 series 1box 1folder 20
Hawkins, Malcolm, undated series 1box 1folder 21
Hegyi, Erzsebet, 1977-1989 series 1box 1folder 22
Heiss, John, 1977-1984 series 1box 1folder 23
Hendrick, Marie Graham, 1987-1997 series 1box 1folder 24
Nerboly, Ildiko, 1981 series 1box 1folder 25
Herson, lynn, 1983-1987 series 1box 1folder 26
Hillmon, BettyJean, 1989-1997 series 1box 1folder 27
Holden, Margaret, 1971-1984 series 1box 1folder 28
Holm, Arne, 1988-1989 series 1box 1folder 29
Holm, Susan, 1983-1988 series 1box 1folder 30
Howvath, Janos, 1975 series 1box 1folder 31
Igo, Lenci, 1981-1989 series 1box 1folder 32
Kainen, Ingrid, 1982-1988 series 1box 1folder 33
Keonch, Boldizsar, 1971-1980 series 1box 1folder 34
Kiss, Katalin, 1988-1989 series 1box 1folder 35
Klembala, Geza, 1986-1987 series 1box 1folder 36
Klembala, Geza, 1986-1987 series 1box 1folder 37
Knight-Wilkins, Cleo, 1992-1994 series 1box 1folder 38
Knighton, Keith, 1998 series 1box 1folder 39
Knowles, Faith, 1999 series 1box 1folder 40
Kokas, Klara, 1989-1996 series 1box 1folder 41
Komlos, Katalin, 1973-1974 series 1box 1folder 42
Kotok, Judith, 1989-2002 series 1box 1folder 43
Kroon, Catherine, 1978 series 1box 1folder 44
Lantos, Istuan, 1980-1982 series 1box 2folder 1
Lawson, Sue, 1980-1983 series 1box 2folder 2
Leach, Sylvia, 1994 series 1box 2folder 3
Legany, Dezso, 1973-1982 series 1box 2folder 4
Lendvai, Erno, 1978 series 1box 2folder 5
Litman, Joan, 1988-1997 series 1box 2folder 6
Lobell, Vicki, 1982-1983 series 1box 2folder 7
Lund, Floice, 1980-1984 series 1box 2folder 8
Miller, Annetta, 1993-1995 series 1box 2folder 9
Nemes, Klara, 1972-1984 series 1box 2folder 10
Onczay, Csaba, 1981-1982 series 1box 2folder 11
Onczay, Csaba, 1977-1982 series 1box 2folder 12
Parkai, Istvan, 1982-1987 series 1box 2folder 13
Proce, Connie, 1982-1985 series 1box 2folder 14
Rappaport, Jonathan, 1986-1997 series 1box 2folder 15
Rebello, Jean, 1985-1993 series 1box 2folder 16
Richardson, Charlotte, 1992-1995 series 1box 2folder 17
Robertson, Lamar, 1979-1985 series 1box 2folder 18
Rozgonyi, Eva, undated series 1box 2folder 19
St. Onge, Sarah, 1988-1989 series 1box 2folder 20
Sanders, Janet, 1975-1982 series 1box 2folder 21
Sipos, Eva, 1942-1980 series 1box 2folder 22
Silvernail, Ann, 1981-1985 series 1box 2folder 23
Steubing, Sandra, 1979-1983 series 1box 2folder 24
Gzabo, Helga, 1977-1978 series 1box 2folder 25
Tacka, Phillip, 1979-1987 series 1box 2folder 26
Ugrin, Gabor, undated series 1box 2folder 27
Veddrei, Eva, 1988-1994 series 1box 2folder 28
D, Vinden, 1993 series 1box 2folder 29
Viragh, Gabor, 1999-2000 series 1box 2folder 30
Young, John, 1982-1985 series 1box 2folder 31
Albanese, Melody, 1985 series 1box 3folder 1
Alexander, Susan, 1976-1980 series 1box 3folder 2
Amalfitano, Lynn, 1981-1982 series 1box 3folder 3
Bailey, Douglas, 1979 series 1box 3folder 4
Bennett, Mary, 1985 series 1box 3folder 5
Bergonzi, Louis, 1983-1985 series 1box 3folder 6
Bethell, Charlyn, 1978-1983 series 1box 3folder 7
Bichsel, Janice, 1985 series 1box 3folder 8
Bliss, Hope, 1983 series 1box 3folder 9
Block, Debora, 1976-1979 series 1box 3folder 10
Bodolay, Laurdella, 1978-1979 series 1box 3folder 11
Boutin, Janet, 1975 series 1box 3folder 12
Bowman Jennifer, 1984-1987 series 1box 3folder 13
Breed, Nancy, 1983 series 1box 3folder 14
Brientnall, Susan, 1981 series 1box 3folder 15
Bront, Lia, 1985 series 1box 3folder 16
Brown, Elizabeth, 1980 series 1box 3folder 17
Brown, Jane, 1983-1987 series 1box 3folder 18
Brundage, Joan, 1971-1978 series 1box 3folder 19
Burgh, Christine, 1983-1987 series 1box 3folder 20
Busman, Mary, 1979-1981 series 1box 3folder 21
Carey, Charla, 1983-2001 series 1box 3folder 22
Carmody, Pat, 1979-1990 series 1box 3folder 23
Caton, Benjamin, 1973-1976 series 1box 3folder 24
Chiel, Danielle, 1985-1998 series 1box 3folder 25
Cohn, Yasuko, 1987-1989 series 1box 3folder 26
Colburn, Nancy, 1978 series 1box 3folder 27
Collings, Pamela, 1982-1983 series 1box 3folder 28
Conner Andrew, 1976-1979 series 1box 3folder 29
Cronon, Kathleen, 1978 series 1box 3folder 30
Deibler, Sean, 1972-1975 series 1box 3folder 31
Douglas, Kathleen, 1983-1986 series 1box 3folder 32
Douglas, Mark, 1989 series 1box 3folder 33
Eisen, Ann, 1985 series 1box 3folder 34
Farkas, Alexander, 1972-1975 series 1box 3folder 35
Finnell, Barry, 1978-1980 series 1box 3folder 36
Finley, Eileen, 1978-1983 series 1box 3folder 37
Forman-Hall, Harriet, 1986-1999 series 1box 3folder 38
Forsberg-Smith, Patricia, 1981-1985 series 1box 3folder 39
Fraley, Pamela, 1982-1996 series 1box 3folder 40
Francis, Jim, 1980 series 1box 3folder 41
Fritz, James, 1977-1980 series 1box 3folder 42
Garzay, Adam, 1984 series 1box 3folder 43
Gatti, William, 1971-1975 series 1box 3folder 44
Gray, Susan, 1975-1977 series 1box 3folder 45
Gruverman, Steven, 1983-1985 series 1box 3folder 46
Handopr, Agnes, 1982-1983 series 1box 4folder 1
Headley, Lydia, 1989-1996 series 1box 4folder 2
Hellen, Norma, 1978 series 1box 4folder 3
Helm, Peter, 1979-1981 series 1box 4folder 4
Herbelein, Julie, 1986-1999 series 1box 4folder 5
Hersey, Robin, 1985-1986 series 1box 4folder 6
Herson, Lynn, 1975-1976 series 1box 4folder 7
Hillmon, Betty Jean, 1989 series 1box 4folder 8
Holm, Just Arne, 1980 series 1box 4folder 9
Holm, Susan, 1979-1981 series 1box 4folder 10
Holmes, Joan, 1974-1984 series 1box 4folder 11
Hongsermeyer, Joyce, 1985-1986 series 1box 4folder 12
Houlahan, Michael, 1984-1985 series 1box 4folder 13
Hunter, Elizabeth, 1979-1999 series 1box 4folder 14
Ingraham, Lynne, 1978-1985 series 1box 4folder 15
Issac, Dorothy, 1987-1989 series 1box 4folder 16
Jaynes, Joan, 1978-1981 series 1box 4folder 17
Jeffrey, Donna, 1976-1998 series 1box 4folder 18
Johnson, Janet, 1981-1984 series 1box 4folder 19
Kainen, Ingrid, 1978 series 1box 4folder 20
Katzmar, Marcia, 1984-1988 series 1box 4folder 21
Knight, Cleopatra, 1983-1985 series 1box 4folder 22
Knighton, Keith, 1969-1975 series 1box 4folder 23
Kinsley, Elsilynn, 1980-1989 series 1box 4folder 24
Knowles, Faith, 1978-1981 series 1box 4folder 25
Kotok, Judith, 1988-2000 series 1box 4folder 26
Kroon, Catherine, 1971-1976 series 1box 4folder 27
Kunko, Christine, 2004 series 1box 4folder 28
Laite, Veronica, 1965-1996 series 1box 4folder 29
Lawson, Susan, 197/8-1983 series 1box 4folder 30
Lobell, Victoria, 1979-1980 series 1box 4folder 31
Lowe, Mary Ann, 1979-1981 series 1box 4folder 32
Mather, Barbara, 1976-1978 series 1box 4folder 33
Mathias, Sandra, 1983-1987 series 1box 4folder 34
Miller, Annette, 1978-1979 series 1box 4folder 35
Minden, Ruth, 1987-1988 series 1box 4folder 36
Montanero, Evelyn, 1971-1974 series 1box 4folder 37
Montgomery, Vivian, 1987-1988 series 1box 4folder 38
Moran-Quiroz, Hilda, 1982-1988 series 1box 4folder 39
Munkachy, Susan, 1983-1985 series 1box 4folder 40
Niles, Judith, 1978-1985 series 1box 4folder 41
ONeill, Molly, 1979-1981 series 1box 4folder 42
Pelto, Julie, 1984-1986 series 1box 4folder 43
Pryce, MaryKay, 1979-1982 series 1box 4folder 44
Rappeport, Jonathan, 1981-1984 series 1box 4folder 45
Rebello, Jean, 1975-1979 series 1box 4folder 46
Reininger, Susan, 1979 series 1box 4folder 47
Richardson, Charlotte, 1983-1985 series 1box 4folder 48
Riepe, Diane, 1986-1989 series 1box 4folder 49
Robertson, Kamar, 1978 series 1box 4folder 50
Ryan, Shelia, 1974-1976 series 1box 4folder 51
Board, 1974 series 1box 5folder 1
Board, 1975 series 1box 5folder 2
Board, 1976 series 1box 5folder 3
Board, 1977 series 1box 5folder 4
Board of Trustee Minutes, 1970-1973 series 1box 5folder 5
Sackrider, Lois, 1981-1985 series 1box 5folder 6
Sanders, Janet, 1971-1974 series 1box 5folder 7
Sanflippo, Michael, 1984-1986 series 1box 5folder 8
Savar, Murray, 1984-1985 series 1box 5folder 9
Scherubel, Melody, 1984-1985 series 1box 5folder 10
Sheppard, Virginia, 1978-1986 series 1box 5folder 11
Shepard, Sarah, 1984-1987 series 1box 5folder 12
Silvernail, Ann, 1973-1978 series 1box 5folder 13
Sparfeld, Ethelyn, 1979 series 1box 5folder 14
Starks, Iris, 1980-1982 series 1box 5folder 15
Stephens, Patricia, 1986-1987 series 1box 5folder 16
Steubing, Sandra, 1972-1974 series 1box 5folder 17
Swank, Bruce, 1986 series 1box 5folder 18
Tacka, Phillip, 1977-1979 series 1box 5folder 19
Thoumsin, Janet, 1979-1981 series 1box 5folder 20
Trice, Clara, 1984-1987 series 1box 5folder 21
Uema, Carol, 1982-1984 series 1box 5folder 22
Ullman, Richard, 1988 series 1box 5folder 23
Von Rosenvinge, Valerie, 1982-1984 series 1box 5folder 24
Von Stein, Gregory, 1978-1981 series 1box 5folder 25
Waickman, Ann, 1985-1987 series 1box 5folder 26
Woodard, Sara, 1982-1985 series 1box 5folder 27
Woodard, Winifred, 1981-1995 series 1box 5folder 28
Yeates, F. Arlene, 1978-1981 series 1box 5folder 29
Transcripts, 1969-1979 series 1box 5folder 30
KMTI Diploma Course, 1970-1977 series 1box 5folder 31
List of Post-Graduate Students, 1996-2004 series 1box 5folder 32
KCA Board Minutes, 1977-1980 series 1box 6folder 1
KCA Board Minutes, January 1981-November 1983 series 1box 6folder 2
KCA Board Minutes, 1984-1986 series 1box 6folder 3
KCA Board Minutes, September-November 1987 series 1box 6folder 4
KCA Board Minutes, 1987-2002 series 1box 6folder 5
History of Dana Hall Music Dept, undated series 1box 7folder 1
Wings to the Mind, 1965 series 1box 7folder 2
Opening Speech Dana Hall School, 1965 series 1box 7folder 3
Music At Dana Hall, 1966 series 1box 7folder 4
Orft Defended, Letter in Music Educators Journal, 1967 series 1box 7folder 5
First International Orff Symposium, Speech at Dana Hall, 1967 series 1box 7folder 6
Article for Orff Journal Outlining Plan for Orff+Kodály, 1967 series 1box 7folder 7
Speech for Mass. Music Teachers Association, 1968 series 1box 7folder 8
Parents meeting Dana Hall School, 1968 series 1box 7folder 9
U of Mass. Speech, 1968 series 1box 7folder 10
What The Kodály Method Can Offer the Worlds Youth, 1970 series 1box 7folder 11
A Message to Orff-Kodály Parents (Dana School), 1970 series 1box 7folder 12
Can The Kodály Method Be Successfully Adapted Here?, 1970 series 1box 7folder 13
Music: More on the Kodály Method, 1970 series 1box 7folder 14
Letter to Evening Star, Washington DC, 1970 series 1box 7folder 15
Report of Summer Activities of Denise Bacon in Russia and Hungary, 1970 series 1box 7folder 16
Report from the Kodály Institute USA, 1971 series 1box 7folder 17
Report on the KMTIs 1st Summer Course at University of Bridgeport, 1971 series 1box 7folder 18
Kodály for the Classroom, 1971 series 1box 7folder 19
Music Journal, 1971 series 1box 7folder 20
Possible Articles for Book on Kodály Philosophy, 1971 series 1box 7folder 21
Kodály-Orff, 1971 series 1box 7folder 22
Why is Kodály Important for Your Child?, 1971 series 1box 7folder 23
MMEA Connection: Institute Programs, 1971 series 1box 7folder 24
MMEA Convention Speech, 1971 series 1box 7folder 25
To Kesckemet and Back, Dana Hall Bulletin, 1971 series 1box 7folder 26
Lecture at NYSSMA Connection, 1971 series 1box 7folder 27
Kodálys Legacy to America, 1972 series 1box 7folder 28
The Why of Kodály, 1972 series 1box 7folder 29
KMTI Graduation Speech, 1972 series 1box 7folder 30
KMTI Graduation Academic Year, 1972 series 1box 7folder 31
The Authentic Kodály Concept, 1973 series 1box 7folder 32
Why Kodály: Andwers for Sdministrators, 1973 series 1box 7folder 33
Message to those Who Saw Kodály Institute presentations, 1973 series 1box 7folder 34
KMTI Presentation and Opening Remarks, 1973 series 1box 7folder 35
Addresses: KMTI Students and Staff, 1973 series 1box 7folder 36
Introduction: Mrs. Kodály, 1973 series 1box 7folder 37
Remarks to Introduce Mrs. Kodály, 1973 series 1box 7folder 38
Needham Speech, 1973 series 1box 7folder 39
Needham Elementary School Concert, 1973 series 1box 7folder 40
The Kodály Consistency, 1973 series 1box 7folder 41
Kodály Philosophy, 1974 series 1box 7folder 42
The Role of the Kodály Trained Graduate, 1974 series 1box 7folder 43
The Musical Literacy a Singing America, 1974 series 1box 7folder 44
Kodály Illusions: Are They Delusions?, 1974 series 1box 7folder 45
Dedication and Cooperation Among Kodály Teachers, 1974 series 1box 7folder 46
Background for WCRB Interview, 1974 series 1box 7folder 47
Kodály Institute: A Brief History, 1974 series 1box 7folder 48
Opening Speech, 1975 series 1box 7folder 49
The Strength of Diversity, graduation, 1975 series 1box 7folder 50
The Kodály Concept in the U.S., 1976 series 1box 7folder 51
Report to Canada, 1976 series 1box 7folder 52
Opening Speech, Summer Course, 1975 series 1box 7folder 53
Draft: The Kodály Concept, 1976 series 1box 7folder 54
Letter to Editors American, 1976 series 1box 7folder 55
A Continuing Love, 1976 series 1box 7folder 56
Final Speech, Graduation Day, 1976 series 1box 7folder 57
Draft of Speech for Summer Course, 1976 series 1box 7folder 58
Musical Life The Kodály Concept in the U.S., 1976 series 1box 7folder 59
Points for Parents, 1977 series 1box 7folder 60
The Challenge of Change, 1977 series 1box 7folder 61
Quality Teacher Training for Music Teachers Through the Kodály Approach, 1977 series 1box 7folder 62
Breaking New Ground, 1977 series 1box 7folder 63
Communication of the Kodály Concept, 1978 series 1box 7folder 64
KCA: Young and New, 1978 series 1box 7folder 65
Graduation KCA, 1978 series 1box 7folder 66
The Impact of the Kodály Philosophy on American Education, 1978 series 1box 7folder 67
Kodály in an Urban Program, 1978 series 1box 7folder 68
Kodály and Close Encounters, 1978 series 1box 7folder 69
Kodály Concept Explanation, 1978 series 1box 7folder 70
KCA SC Opening Address, 1978 series 1box 7folder 71
Rebuttal to Polata, 1978 series 1box 7folder 72
Survival for Innovation, 1979 series 1box 7folder 73
KCA Final Exercises, 1979 series 1box 7folder 74
Eclectic Music Education, 1980 series 1box 7folder 75
Workshop on the Learning Disabled, 1980 series 1box 7folder 76
Le Methode Kodály, 1980 series 1box 7folder 77
The Goal of a Perceptive Listener, 1980 series 1box 7folder 78
Introductory Remarks, KCA Day, 1980 series 1box 7folder 79
Controlling Destiny, 1980 series 1box 7folder 80
Authentic Verses, 1980 series 1box 7folder 81
Kodály Training, 1980 series 1box 7folder 82
Building a Total Music Curriculum, 1980 series 1box 7folder 83
Kodály in the Context of the Eighties, 1981 series 1box 7folder 84
The strength of the Kodály Philosophy, 1981 series 1box 7folder 85
Kodály Music for Learning, 1981 series 1box 7folder 86
Kodály Music for the Learning Disabled, 1981 series 1box 7folder 87
Introductory Remarks for MEH, 1981 series 1box 7folder 88
Preliminary Research Results, 1981 series 1box 7folder 89
Preserving the Kodály Opportunity, 1981 series 1box 7folder 90
Letter to the Editor, 1981 series 1box 7folder 91
Babery, Chicago, 1981 series 1box 7folder 92
Kodály Values for a Society in Crisis, 1982 series 1box 7folder 93
Centennial Speech, 1982 series 1box 7folder 94
Graduation Speech, 1982 series 1box 7folder 95
Bacon, Denise, 1982 series 1box 7folder 96
The Adaptation on the Kodály Concept of Music Education, 1982 series 1box 7folder 97
Hold Fast to Dreams, 1982 series 1box 7folder 98
Report to the Kodály Minute in America, 1982 series 1box 7folder 99
Where Do We Go From Here?, 1982 series 1box 7folder 100
Remarks Preceding Mrs. Kodálys Concert, 1982 series 1box 7folder 101
For Hungarian Music Users, 1982 series 1box 7folder 102
Bibliography of Selected Speeches, 1982 series 1box 7folder 103
Report on the Kodály Movement in America, 1982 series 1box 7folder 104
Teacher Training, 1983 series 1box 7folder 105
The Joy of Giving, 1983 series 1box 7folder 106
Article for the Dana Hall Bulletin, 1983 series 1box 7