Kodály Institute-led consortium wins European funding for online education project

A consortium of five organisations led by the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy in Hungary has been awarded an Erasmus grant of €270,000

The two-year project, PRESTO: Practices and Resources for Equipping Schools to Teach Music Online, started in April 2021. The consortium will develop multimedia resources and best-practice guidance for remote music teaching in the school sector in the areas of classroom-based music, instrumental music, and choral music.

Together with choral, university and entrepreneur partners from Finland (Caprice Oy, the owner of Minifiddlers, who offers Colourstrings courses), Scotland (the National Youth Choir of Scotland), and Ireland (Sing Ireland, the leading choir association of Ireland, and the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music of DCU), the team will work to provide innovative solutions for building resilience and flexibility into a sector whose activities have been gravely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Photo: The Kodály Institute, Kecskemét, Hungary