Amy Branum Huggins

Amy HugginsAKI Director

Solfa Fundamentals
Methodology I, II, III


M.M.Ed with Kodály Emphasis, Holy Names College       
B.M.Ed., Peabody Conservatory of Music
Post graduate work in Curriculum Development, Educational Leadership, Choral Conducting, Voice Pedagogy, Piano Pedagogy, Dalcroze, and Orff


OAKE, IKS, The VoiceCare Network, ACDA, MENC, MMEA, Baltimore Folk Music Society, Society for Music Teacher Education, Society for Research in Music Education


Amy Branum Huggins, founder/director of the American Kodály Institute, is an internationally respected Kodály master teacher and teacher trainer who is regarded as an authority on Kodály methodology and curriculum development.  In addition to her work designing and teaching graduate courses for music educators, she is a frequent presenter at music educators' conferences and workshops, and is in demand as a mentor for student teachers from various colleges and universities.  She has served two terms as national vice president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and five terms as president of Maryland United Specialists in Kodály.

Mrs. Huggins engaged in Kodály-inspired public school teaching for thirty-five years, and has also designed curricula for the Baltimore County school system and the Preparatory Department of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, authored a number of textbooks, served as a columnist for the national journal, The Kodály Envoy, served on the theory faculty of the Peabody Preparatory Department and the teaching staff of the Children's Chorus of Maryland, and is well known in the Baltimore area as a private teacher of piano and voice.  She is listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who of the International Kodály Society.