Lois Choksy

Lois (b Dowell) Choksy. Teacher, administrator, b Baltimore, Md, 30 Jun 1928, naturalized Canadian 1983; B SC music education (Peabody Cons) 1958, M SC music education (Wisconsin) 1962, Kodály certificate (Liszt Academy, Budapest) 1971, certificate in aesthetics (Massachusetts) 1972.

Choksy, Lois

Lois (b Dowell) Choksy. Teacher, administrator, b Baltimore, Md, 30 Jun 1928, naturalized Canadian 1983; B SC music education (Peabody Cons) 1958, M SC music education (Wisconsin) 1962, Kodály certificate (Liszt Academy, Budapest) 1971, certificate in aesthetics (Massachusetts) 1972. Before moving to Canada in 1979, Choksy worked 1950-74 for the Baltimore County Board of education both as a teacher and as a music supervisor. She subsequently taught 1974-9 at Holy Names College in Oakland, Calif and even after joining the teaching staff of the University of Calgary, was adjunct professor at the University of Texas, organizing and directing a summer program there. She began teaching at the University of Calgary in 1979 and at Mount Royal College Cons in 1982.

An internationally recognized authority on the Kodály method, Choksy has lectured widely in North America, Europe, Australia and China. She was a founding member of the International Kodály Society and of the Alberta Kodály Association, and was president 1984-8 of the Kodály Society of Canada.

Writings

'Kodály in and out of context,' Music Educators J, vol 55, Apr 1969

The Kodály Method (Englewood Cliffs, NJ 1974, 2nd ed 1988)

'Problems in incorporating the Kodály method into American systems of education,' CME, vol 15, Winter 1974

- et al. Creating Curriculum in Music (Menlo Park, Calif 1980)

The Kodály Context (Englewood Cliffs, NJ 1981)

'The Kodály philosophy and Canadian schools,' BC Music Educator, vol 25, winter 1982

- et al. Teaching Music in the Twentieth Century (Englewood Cliffs, NJ 1986)

'No child comes empty,' Early Childhood Education, vol 21, Winter 1987-88

- and Brummitt, David. 120 Singing Games and Dances for Elementary Schools (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1987)

Teaching Music Effectively (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1991)