Réka Csernyik

Artist Teacher, Kodály
Conservatory of Music

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Réka Csernyik is one of Australia's foremost experts in choral conducting, choral conducting pedagogy and aural musicianship.

Born in Hungary, Réka earned master’s degrees in Music Education, Choral Conducting and Church Music from the world-renowned Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. She has taught music at every level of education – with wide experience in primary and secondary schools as well as at university level. Réka held the position of Co-ordinator of Choral Conducting and Lecturer of Aural Musicianship at The University of Queensland from 2004 to 2010. In recognition of the program, she received the Award for Teaching Excellence.

Réka was founder and director of Sola Voce Chamber Choir. Under Réka's directorship the choir has toured extensively and won numerous national and international awards. In recognition of her musical leadership skills, Réka was also awarded ”The Best Conductor” prize at an international choral competition.

In 2015, Réka commenced her role of Co-ordinator of Kodály Pedagogy at the Conservatorium High School, Sydney where she designed a Classroom Music program as well as re-organised the Choral Program of the school, gaining recognition of her choirs Australia-wide.

Réka has regular engagements as a guest lecturer, adjudicator, and workshop facilitator all over the world. Réka has presented papers at various national and international conferences on Australian and Hungarian choral repertoire as well as Kodály-inspired music education.