Welcome to the Dalcroze Society of America

 

Based on the artistic and pedagogical principles of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, the Dalcroze approach teaches an understanding of music's fundamental concepts, expressive meanings, and deep connections to other arts and activities. Performers, teachers, dancers, actors, children, and senior citizens can all benefit from this approach which incorporates rhythmic movement, aural training and improvisation.

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Upcoming Workshops: 

DALCROZE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
University of Nevada at Las Vegas, School of Music
Two-day artist-in-residence program for music students and area music teachers.
February 25 – 27, 2015
Instructor: Dr. David Frego
Local Contact: Genie Burkett, genieburkett@yahoo.com

"THE ART OF PLAY"
Annual Tri-Chapter (Dalcroze/Kodaly/Orff) Workshop
Playing traditional games in the Orff Classroom inspired by the visual arts. Based on a long research of traditional games from around the world and her book about arts integration, Sofia Lopez-Ibor will present a workshop filled with ideas for students of all ages. Instruments, artwork, dancing, games! No previous experience necessary. Join us for this amazing day of artistic exploration!
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
10:00a - 4:30pm (lunch break from 12:30-1pm)
PS 51: Elias Howe School
525 West 44th Street, New York
Faculty: Sofia Lopez-Ibor (Orff Specialist)
Cost: DSA members - $15; Nonmembers - $35
Website: http://tristate.dalcrozeusa.org

INTRODUCING "JAQUES THERAPY"
This season, for members of the Tri-State Chapter, we are introducing "Jaques Therapy," an informal study group for our adult students of the Dalcroze method. We will meet in a laboratory-like setting where all are encouraged to move, sing, and improvise with supportive colleagues. These sessions will be held one Sunday a month at Bloomingdale School of Music!
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Bloomingdale School of Music
323 W 108th St, New York
Dates: 2014 - October 5th, November 9th, December 7th
2015 - January 11th, February 8th, March 1st, April 12th
Suggested Donation - $5
Website: http://tristate.dalcrozeusa.org 

DALCROZE FOR CLASSROOM, GROUP, AND INDIVIDUAL LESSON TEACHERS
Friday, March 20, 2015, 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:30AM - 5:30PM
DePaul University
Faculty: Jeremy Dittus
Cost: Friday: $50, Saturday: $100, Both days: $135
Dalcroze, Orff, or Kodaly Member's Discount: 15%
Student Discount: 50%
Website: http://music.depaul.edu/cmd

DEVELOPING THE INNER EAR THROUGH SOLFA, IMPROV AND RHYTHMICS
Sponsored by The TriState Chapter of the Dalcroze Society of America
Developing the inner ear through Solfa, Improv and Rhythmics
Listening, inner listening
our body and healthy movements
creativity and interaction in movement
creativity in improvising alone and together
expressivity and contact in improvising for a group of movers: touching the mover consciously with music.
Following Dalcroze's famous tenet, our main objective in this workshop is to become an "inner ear". Opening our senses gives us more information about ourselves and the world and people around us. On the path towards enhanced listening and perception we discover that our physical movement also improves in coordination and finesse. This, in turn, enhances our creativity and our understanding of both specific pieces of music and the world.
April 9, 2015
6-6:30pm Registration, 6:30-9:00pm Workshop, 9:00-9:30pm Reception
The Diller-Quaille School of Music
24 East 95th Street, New York
Cost: DSA members - $15; Nonmembers - $35
Faculty: Paul Hille, Diplôme Superior
Contact: Mattie Kaiser, heathermattie@gmail.com

DALCROZE FOR THE MUSIC CLASSROOM AND IN THERAPY
University of Eastern Kentucky, School of Music, Richmond, KY
Morning workshop for music therapists and music educators
April 10, 2015, 10:00 – 4:00
Instructor: Dr. David Frego
Local Contact: Chris Dillon, kentuckyes@gmail.com

DALCROZE EURHYTHMICS SPRING WORKSHOP
Sponsored by the Rocky Mountains Chapter of the Dalcroze Society of America
Join Jeremy Dittus, Director of the Dalcroze School of the Rockies, for a full day of exciting and stimulating Dalcroze Eurhythmics for musicians, dancers and educators. Experience music through purposeful movement games, enriching and expanding your musical knowledge and pedagogy. All levels welcome!
April 18th, 2015
9:00-4:00PM
Center for Musical Arts
200 E. Baseline Road
Lafayette, CO
CEU Credit available
For more information and registration: www.dalcrozeschooloftherockies.com
 
"DALCROZE SHARING"
Sponsored by the Northwest Chapter of the Dalcroze Society of America
Participants will lead activities, including songs and folk dances. This is an opportunity for beginners to try their skills at leading, and for others already certified, such as Jared Ballance, to prepare for the next level.
April 19, 2015
2:00-4:00 PM
University Heights
5031 University Way
Seattle, WA 98105
Contact: Julia Schnebly-Black, instructor and contact
jsbamb@gmail.com
206-527-7034
www.northwest.dalcrozeusa.org
 
 

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"Dalcroze is particularly exciting to me because it allows [the] vital creative aspects of music making to be honed and explored while enhancing the rigor of the musicianship training we provide." Dana Zenobi

"...I was awakened to the realization that I could once again hear more clearly, feel more deeply, and see my way to a greater understanding of the multiple manners in which 'music is life.'" Patricia Shehan Campbell