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MARO SKORDI

MARO SKORDI

Maro Skordi received her first piano lessons with Demetri Tirimo and later a Diploma in Harmony of the Cyprus Ethnikon Odeion with Yangos Michaelides. She studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where she won the Euing Prize for History, Form and Analysis, and then she…

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Maro Skordi received her first piano lessons with Demetri Tirimo and later a Diploma in Harmony of the Cyprus Ethnikon Odeion with Yangos Michaelides. She studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where she won the Euing Prize for History, Form and Analysis, and then she did her teacher training at the Jordanhill College of Education. She received an M.A. in Music Education (Institute of Education, University of London).

Maro Skordi worked as a Music Teacher and Assistant Headmistress in Secondary Schools, at the Pedagogical Academy of Cyprus, as a Special Teaching Personnel at the University of Cyprus (Education Department), at the Curriculum Development of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Pedagogical Institute, the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, as a Supervisor in Secondary Education (2000-2007), and as First Administrator of Education (2007-2008). She also worked as a Special Teaching Personnel at the University of Nicosia and the European University of Cyprus. 

She was piano accompanist to choirs and soloists in concerts and actively participated in conferences in Cyprus and abroad. She taught in seminars and music workshops on the pedagogy of Music for nursery, primary and secondary school Music teachers. She also prepared educational programmes for the CBC. She was president to various committees (Music Teacher Association, Music Committee for the Inauguration and Final Ceremony of the World Gymnasiade in Cyprus, Allumni Association of the Pedagogical Institute of the University of London, Cyprus Music Committee), and member of the jury in Song and Choral Competitions (International Eidsteddfod, Llangollen in Wales, CyBC Cyprus Song Competitions, Eurovision Song Contests, choral competitions in Greece). Since 1999 Maro Skordi was organizing and presenting the Family Concerts of the Cyprus State Orchestra, the ‘Music of All’ concerts, as well as the Pharos Trust Educational Concerts. She implemented various innovations in the Cyprus Music Education (Educational Programmes of the Cyprus State Orchestra, Artists in School, Educational Concerts, Regional School Choirs and Orchestras) and worked for the implementation of the first Music Schools in Cyprus (2006). 

Maro Skordi gave guidance and edited the books ‘Sitaros L. ‘Tragoudo ke matheno’ (tr. ‘I learn through singing’) (book and CD), Kassianos K. ‘The Holy Liturgy and Ecclesiastical Hymns’  Holy Archibishopbric of Cyprus, the music part in ‘The EOKA saga’ by P. M. Psillita, Sitaros G., ‘Leandros Sitaros, his life and work’ Cultural Services, Ministry of Education and Culture, Music Books for Education published by Curriculum Services, Ministry of Education and Culture.

She was conductor to the Choir of the University of Cyprus, the Children Choir of the Greek College of Music, and the Choir of the European University of Cyprus. Today, she conducts the ‘Leandros Sitaros’ mixed choir and Polyfonia Chamber Choir. 

She is the writer of ‘Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol … Mousiko taxidi xekino’ – 13 musical instruments for young children through musical games and fairy tales (DVD and 2 CDs) – for nursery and primary school children - 2010, published by the ‘Leto Papachristoforou’ Association. She was co-writer of the Music Books for the Gymnasium published by the Curriculum Development of Ministry of Education and Culture. She participated in the three-member committee as a co-writer of ‘MOYSIKI’ Music package  for the first year class of the Gymnasium, for the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (2013)

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