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The Kodály Musical Training Institute (KMTI) was established in September 1969 through a $184,000 Ford Foundation grant, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, as the result of Denise Bacon's 1967-68 year of study in Hungary. As a teacher training institution attempting to adapt the Kodály concept of music education to American culture, its main areas of interest were research into American folk music, the development of curriculum and model schools, and the training of master teachers.

The Kodály Center of America (KCA) was established in April 1977 by Denise Bacon, at first in Wellesley, MA, and later in Newton and Providence. Its purposes were essentially the same as those of KMTI, and its program continued with the curriculum (somewhat expanded) originally established by Peter Erdei at KMTI.

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