Borbála Szirányi graduated in music education and choral conducting at the Liszt Academy of Music in 1997. In her final academic year she participated in Prof. Peter Erdei’s conducting master course in Oxford.
From 1996 to 2015 she worked at the music school of the Hungarian State Opera House’s children’s choir as classroom music teacher and choir conductor.
In 1999 she conducted demonstration lessons for the Kodály Institute.
From 2000 she has regularly taught as a visiting professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing where the Kodály programme was launched by her direction. The Conservatory’s female choir and mixed choir were founded under her guidance. They performed several concerts with both Western European and Chinese programme, worked together with the Chinese conductor Muhai Tang and published a CD.
In 2000 she was a visiting professor in the Kodály programme at the Holy Names College in Oakland, California.
She conducted Kodály courses at Shanghai (2001), Canton, (2005, 2006), Dublin (2013, 2014), Singapore (2013, 2014) Wales (2015, 2016), Bucharest (2016), Buenos Aires (2017) and Telford (2017).
In 2010, she conducted a choir-workshop for the Hong Kong Treble Choir and in 2016, she taught at the 37th International Choral Conducting Summer School, in Limerick.
From 2010 she is teacher of the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. She regularly conducts post-graduate courses for Hungarian music teachers. From 2014 she teaches at the Kós Károly Általános Iskola that is part of the Mintaiskola project led by the Liszt Academy of Music. In this project she and her colleagues experiment new music methodological techniques based on the Kodály concept in order to refresh and renew the Hungarian music pedagogy, making it more adaptable to the 21st century classroom.