Bartalus, Ilona (Helen) (Kőröstarcsa, 11 September 1940 - ) Music pedagogue, choir conductor. She graduated from the Secondary Musical Training School of Debrecen (1958), and from the Ferenc (Franz) Liszt Academy in Budapest (1963). Between 1964 and 1976, she taught and was choirmaster at the Lorántffy Secondary Musical Training School in Budapest. Between 1966 and 1984, she acted as instructor for foreign students. In 1973-1974, she taught post-graduate courses at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest; then became instructor at the Béla Bartók Music School teaching tonic solfège and music theory. In 1994 she became music director of Hungarian Television. From 1974 to 1978 she was visiting professor at the University of Western Ontario (London); in 1985-1986 at the Wilfrid Laurier University of Waterloo (Ontario), and in 1986-1987 at the Victoria Conservatory of Music (British Columbia), where she also taught tonic solfège and music theory. She also taught the Kodály-method of teaching music in Japan, Australia, Bulgaria, and in several Central European countries. She was one of the pioneers who introduced the Kodály method abroad. Between 1966 and 1982, at the request of the Hungarian Duna TV, she made 51 music films. In 1980 she also published a songbook: Sing, silverbirch, sing: a Collection of Canadian Folksongs with Analysis. In 1999, she was awarded the Small Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. – B&T: 7617.→Kodály Method.