Summer School Course Lecturers

Richard Lewis

Repetiteur, Conductor

Repetiteur, Conductor, Chorus Master. Has conducted in the UK, Germany, Austria, Budapest, Australia and Holland.

Dr Árpád Tóth

Musicianship, Conducting, Choral Symposium

Dr Árpád Tóth: Conductor, Composer, Educator and Lecturer at the Zoltan Kodály Pedagogical Institute (Kecskemet, Hungary).

rpád was born in Budapest, 1982. He graduated from the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest with degrees in choral conducting, music education and as a teacher of solfége and music theory. He currently leads several choirs in Hungary and has worked for more than 12 years with the Hungarian minority of Slovakia as a choral conductor and music educator.

He currently teaches conducting and choir building at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemt. Since 2013 he has also been teaching musical analysis and music theory at the University of Szeged. He has been on the staff of the University Training Secondary School of the Hungarian University of Arts since 2006 where he is the founder and master of the school choir and where he teaches music education, the history of culture and supervises the student self-government.

Árpád has a special interest in contemporary music and has conducted more than 30 premieres. He is the art director of special modern singing events, such as the Budapest Night of Choirs and ‘Hajnalok Völgye’, the first Slovakian contemporary choir festival

Dr Laszlo Norbert Nemés

Musicianship, Conducting, Children’s Choir

Director of the Zoltan Kodály Pedagogical Institute of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. International guest professor and lecturer in choral conducting and Kodály-based music education. Vice-President of the International Kodály Society.

Susanna Saw

Conductor, Children’s Choir

Founder of The Young Kuala Lumpur Singers and The Kuala Lumpur Children’s Choir. Lecturer and choir director at University of Malaya, University Teknologi MARA and Malaysian Institute of Art.

Pete Churchill

Jazz Program

Composer, pianist, singer and educator. Formerly, head of Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music, Professor of Jazz Composition at the Royal Academy of Music (London). Director of the Jazz Choir at Trinity College of Music. Received 2007 Parliamentary Award for Services to Jazz Education.

Maree Hennessy

Music Education

Director of Holy Names College (San Francisco), Lecturer in aural methodology, classroom music teacher, Past President of KMEIA QLD.

Maree has worked in music education across sectors and age groups, early childhood, school, university and community settings. She presents regularly in Australia and New Zealand. Maree has developed curriculum materials and resources designed to assist teachers in the implementation of effective music programs in schools. She enjoys working in mixed ability contexts when developing musicianship and has a particular interest in and commitment to teacher development. Her work explores how reflective practice and collaboration can contribute to professional growth.

Körtvési Katalin

Musicianship, Conducting, SSA Choir

Conductor, Educator and Lecturer at the Zoltan Kodály Pedagogical Institute (Kecskemet, Hungary).

Professor Gilbert De Greeve

Repetiteur and Ensemble Coach

Professor Gilbert De Greeve: Piano performer, composer and teacher. Past president of the International Kodaly Society. Recipient of the Pro Musica Hungarica award, the Commemorative Medal for the Kodály Centenary and Honorary Membership of a number of International Societies. He is Director Emeritus of the State Music Academy of Antwerp and Professor Emeritus of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Antwerp.

Dr Robin Wilson


Leading string pedagogue, teacher at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, past lecturer at University of Sydney, Australian Institute of Music, String Pedagogy Fellow at the University of Queensland.