Katalin Kiss

Kodály Institute - Kecskemét Division
Academic degree, university position: DLA, senior lecturer
Subjects: Solfége, Music Theory, Choir Conducting, Choir Building
1997: She graduated at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music as a Secondary School Music Teacher and Choir Conductor
2002: She received her DLA degree. The title of her doctoral thesis: The Role of Choir Conductors in Inspiring, Launching and Disseminating the Choral Works of Kodály and Bartók
Teaching activities, master classes, invited lecturer:
1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989: Kodály Center of America - (Boston, USA)
1983, 1985: St. Patrick College - Dublin
1988: Austin Peay State University – Clarksville (USA)
1989: Capital University - Columbus (Ohio, USA)
1989: Ithaca College – Ithaca (New York, USA)
2000, 2001: The Church of Ireland College of Education – Dublin
2001: Conservatoire de Nantes – Nantes (France)
2002-2006: St. Thomas University – Minneapolis - Saint Paul (Massachusetts, USA)
2003: Musikakademia Hammelburg – Hammelburg (Germany)
2004: The University of Queensland – Brisbane (Australia)
2005: Ionian University  - Corfu (Greece)
2006-2008: Texas University (USA)
2006: Muzicka Akademija – Zagreb (Croatia)
2007: Portland State University – Portland (Oregon, USA)
Major publication:
Printed publications:
1980: Twenty European Folk Songs – Kodály Center of America
2008: Musical Journey through Europe on the path of opera – Ars Nova Editio
Ars Nova Sings Orbán – Hungaroton 2007 (Notturno – Hungaroton, 2005)
Contemporary Hungarian Masses – Hungaroton, 1996
Kodály melodies – Kecskemét, 2000
Hommage á Bartók- Hungarian Radio, 1995
The Dowry of the Town of Kecskemét – DVD – 2003
Ars Nova Live – Ars Nova, 2008
Major essays:
1979: Kodály, the Polemist
1982: An Essay on Bartók
1984: The unity of language and music in the art of Zoltán Kodály (in: Music Teaching periodical)
1999: The importance of choral music in Kodály's life - Contemporary Hungarian Composers - (5th World Symposium on Choral Music, Rotterdam)
Other writings and reviews on music published in daily papers.
Other activities:
Artistic director of the Ars Nova Singing Ensemble
Choir Conductor of the Kecskemét Festival Choir
Managing Director of Ars Nova Editio
1990- Association of Choirs and Orchestras (KÓTA)
1992- Chair, Board of Trustees - Pro Ars Nova Foundation
1996- Honorary member of the János Seprődi Choir Association
1997- Hungarian Kodály Society
2000- Irish Kodály Society
2000: A member of the Cultural Committee of the Millennium Programme of the Municipality of Kecskemét
2004-2009: A member of the Kodály Heritage Committee of the Municipality of Kecskemét


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