Laszlo Norbert Nemes, director of the Kodaly Pedagogical Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary, hosted a workshop Monday with UNK Choraleers. On Tuesday morning he will work with the Kearney High School choir as part of the Vocal Music Educators Workshop, then meet with UNK faculty and students for “Using the Kodály Concept to Develop Musicianship in University Music Students” in the afternoon.
Nemes received his degree from the Department of Music Education and Choral Conducting at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in 1992. A student of Marta Erdei, he was the recipient of the Scholarship of the Hungarian Republic. In 1999 he obtained a doctoral degree from the University of Alberta (Canada) under the supervision of Leonard Ratzlaff. He took part in several international master classes held by distinguished choral conductors such as Frieder Bernius, Michael Brewer, Eric Ericson, Simon Halsey, Robert Sund and Jon Washburn.