Dr. Teresa Sappa

Dr. Teresa Sappa

Dr. Teresa Sappa

Teresa Sappa was born in Turin and began musical studies in her town, as singer in “Piccoli Cantori di
Torino” children choir, conducted by Roberto Goitre, among the first in seventies to introduce Kodály
pedagogical concept in Italy. Musician, Teacher, Choir Conductor and AIKEM (Italian Kodály Society) trainer, she is graduated in Classical Guitar and in Gregorian Music in Conservatory of Music of Turin (Italy). She, moreover, obtained a Degree in
Music Pedagogy, Teaching, and Instrumental Teaching, at Institute for Music Advanced Studies “F. Vittadini”
of Pavia (Italy)presenting a dissertation on Kodály Concept.

She studied Choral Conducting with Claudio Chiavazza, following masterclass with Gary Graden, Kurt Suttner
and Péter Erdei and vocal technique with Laura Bracco, Renata Colombatto and Grazia Abbà. She has also
attended courses on Functional Vocal technique (Lichtenberger Method by Gisela Rohmert) with Maria Silvia
Roveri, singing in prestigious choirs, as Torino Vocal Ensemble and Philarmonic Choir Ruggero Maghini,
which collaborates with National RAI Orchestra. She founded in Turin Choral Ensemble Claricantus, of which was conductor for ten years, having an intense live activity of concerts, studying and performing vocal repertoire from ancient to contemporary music, receiving many acknowledgments. Undertakes since the nineties in a long process of study and research across the major musical European methodologies as Orff, Dalcroze, especially focusing on the Kodály Concept. Student of Klara Nemes, in 1997 she obtained, after a two-year course in Italy, the Special Certificate during the XIX International Kodály
Seminar at the “Z. Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music” in Kecskemét (Hungary), being involved in musical
education, instrumental education and choral education, particularly in Early Childhood and Primary school
Pedagogy. A Professor of Music in Primary School and Instrumental Music in Secondary School, she collaborates with the
Departments of Education of many Conservatories of Music and gives courses on the Kodály Concept
organized by the Ministry of Education.

She is professor in “Biennial Pedagogical Master Degree Kodály Inspired” at Benedetto Marcello State
Conservatory of Venezia. She published articles on Kodály Methodology in Musical Pedagogy and Chorality Journals.
She is a member of the Italian Musical Education Forum Board and collaborates with AIKEM as Pedagogical
Coordinator, as Professor of Musicianship and Choral Conducting in Italian Kodály Training and as
AIKEM Choir Conductor.