The Southeast Chapter of Kodály Educators offers the Helen Bryan, Jay Craven, and Mary Ann Lowe Memorial Scholarships to students attending the Kodály Institute at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Helen Bryan founded the Chattanooga Education in the Musical Arts Association, a non-profit organization which enabled many music educators to be trained in the Kodály approach locally, at national Kodály training centers and in Hungary. Her pioneering work led to the establishment of the Kodály Institute at UTC. Jay Craven was the former Supervisor of Music for the Chattanooga City Schools and instrumental in supporting professional development for music educators in the Kodály approach. Mary Ann Lowe was a Kodály-trained teacher in the Chattanooga Public Schools for many years. Both Mr. Craven and Ms. Lowe were elected to the Tennessee Music Education Hall of Fame.
Scholarships will be applied to the course fee. Recipients are responsible for the balance of the fee and the purchase of all necessary books and materials.
Applicants for the scholarships must submit a letter of application to Dr. Lee Harris, Coordinator of Music Education and Director of the Kodály Institute at UTC. The application should address the applicant's current teaching position, experience with the Kodály approach, and commitment to incorporating the Kodály concept in the classroom. Applicants for Level II or III scholarships must have completed the appropriate prerequisite courses at an approved Kodály training institution and should state so in the letter. Applications may be sent electronically as well as by post.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of need, appropriate qualifications and evidence of commitment to Kodály-based music education.
Dr. Lee Harris
Performing Arts - Music 1451
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
Email: [email protected]