Golden Anniversary: Connecting Humanity Through Music
The 26th IKS Symposium will take place on July 31 - August 4, 2023 at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles, California, USA. The Symposium is a bi-annual international event, serving as a platform to educate, engage, support and foster connections for aspiring and experienced music educators, ethnomusicologists and musicians internationally.
The sub-themes for this Symposium are:
Connecting Body, Mind, Soul and Music
Healing power of music - Artistry & sensitivity in music-making.
Connecting Roots and Heritage to Our Present Communities Through Music
Sessions & workshops will include the László Vikár Folk Music Research Forum.
Connecting the Application of Kodály's Ideas and Principles
Celebrating the elements of Kodály’s philosophy that include his work as a composer, educator, philosopher, ethno-musicologist, performer, conductor, innovator and linguist.
Connecting Teachers and Students
Understanding who we teach and what we are learning from them. Responsiveness in teaching - exploration, assessment, interpersonal relationships and observation.
Connecting IKS: Past, Present and Future of the Kodály Movement
Honoring and celebrating those who came before us and nurturing future leaders.