iRetrieval provides the ability to store music analysis and then search specific criteria to meet the objectives of the music curriculum, the educator’s particular goals, and the educational needs of the students. This innovative cross-referencing system is our contribution aimed at promoting high quality Kodály centered teaching across the nation. iRetrieval is currently utilized by universities, students and music educators nationwide.
Software development and marketing have been ongoing since 1997. Previously known as the Kodály Retrieval Database, the program was redesigned and renamed as iRetrieval in 2008, in partnership with James DeFrancesco and Tracy Herrmann. Additional capabilities include the ability to input musical notation, choral analysis, and audio files. It is now available for both PC and MAC.
Database capabilities have been presented in a variety of settings including the Ohio Music Education Association state conference 2013, Organization of American Kodály Educators National Conferences 2003-2009, International Kodály Symposium, 2007, Midwest Kodály Music Educators Association - Midwest Conventions 2002 - 2004 and the Kodály Institute at Capital 2002 Present.