Call for nominations for International Katalin Forrai Award

The Committee of the International Kodály Society is inviting nominations for the sixth edition of the International Katalin Forrai Award, which will take place in 2023.

The Committee of the International Kodály Society is inviting nominations for the sixth edition of the International Katalin Forrai Award, which will take place in 2023.

The purpose of the Award is to commemorate the worldwide contribution to the music education of young children made by Katalin Forrai during her lifetime (1926-2004). It is also to encourage, inspire and reward teachers in Early Years, Nursery and Kindergarten settings throughout the world who are contributing to her legacy through their work with children and teachers today.

Nominees need to be recommended by two people and need a minimum of ten years’ teaching experience. They should show commitment to and evidence of success in implementing and practising the beliefs of the late Katalin Forrai and have experience of working in different nursery/kindergarten/pre-school/Early Years/Foundation stage settings and/or different age groups within the same setting.


The closing date for receiving nominations is 1 November 2022. Nominations should be sent by registered post to Mary Place, Chairman of the International Katalin Forrai Award Committee, 11, Cotland Acres, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6JZ, UK or by e-mail to placemary11@gmail.com.