The Cecilia Vajda Memorial Scholarship
Cecilia Vajda introduced the Kodály approach to Britain and her teaching has inspired a whole generation of teachers and musicians. The Cecilia Vajda Memorial Scholarship has been set up in her memory and it is intended to give financial assistance to others who wish to study the Kodály philosophy.
What will the scholarship pay for?
In 2013 the Cecilia Vajda Memorial Scholarship will pay the tuition fees for one person attending the British Kodály Academy Summer School either as a general course student or as a student embarking on the Springboard Certificate course.
This applies only to cost of the core course and excludes the extra fees for singing or piano lessons. It also excludes any additional Springboard tuition fees post Summer School.
Who can apply?
Any person resident in the UK may apply for the Scholarship in 2013.
Those who would benefit from the Cecilia Vajda Memorial Scholarship may include the following:
- Teachers who are starting out on their careers
- Teachers who are looking for a ‘next step’ in their Continuing Professional Development
- Class music teachers, instrumental teachers and non-specialist teachers needing inspiration
- Students interested in music education
This list is by no means exhaustive and we strongly encourage anyone to apply who feels that they have an interest in furthering their knowledge of Kodály and his philosophy. There may be only one application per person.
What is the process?
The deadline for applications has been extended to 6pm 14th of April 2013.
You may download the application form from this page and return it to either email@example.com or post to the address shown on the form.
The application form comes in two parts:
- Personal details and information regarding your Kodály experience. Details of two referees who are willing to support your application are also requested.
- A personal statement in support of your application. This may be about your reasons for applying or about any potential effects or benefits that the study will have.
Along with the application form you should also send a current C.V.
All applications will be considered by the Scholarship Panel, which will make recommendations to the Trustees of the BKA.
The successful applicant
After the summer school, the successful applicant will be required to submit a second statement to the scholarship panel, supporting the personal statement made in the application, describing experiences at the Summer School and how they have benefited the applicant and his/her future work. This can take the form of an article in the British Kodály Academy newsletter if the applicant wishes.
Supporting the Cecilia Vajda Memorial Scholarship
In order to support the continuing work of the scholarship, we are actively seeking sponsorship and donations. If you feel that you would like to contribute in some way, please download our fundraising letter and donation form.
The British Kodály Academy is affiliated to:
The International Kodály Society