Posts by Alex Marthaler

Meet 2020 DSA Guest Artist Adalberto Riva

The 2020 Conference is just around the corner and early registration is now open! Pianist Adalberto Maria Riva will present a special recital of works by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze during the conference. Adalberto Maria Riva had been studying at the Milan Conservatoire of Music and obtained his Virtuosité in 2001 in the class of Dag Achatz…

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Meet 2020 DSA Guest Presenter Silvia Del Bianco

The 2020 Conference is just around the corner and early registration is now open! Conference attendees will be in for a rare opportunity, when we welcome Silvia Del Bianco as our special guest presenter. Silvia Del Bianco was born in 1958 in Argentina. In 1975 she graduated in Piano pedagogy and interpretation at the Buenos…

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Conference Registration Now Open

Conference Registration officially opens today! In just a few short months, we will meet in Miami, FL to celebrate the Dalcroze Education community and join together in workshops, presentations, and performances. Early Registration discounts are available through November 17. Current DSA members save even more! The conference theme “Dynamic Performance” explores the ways Dalcroze Education…

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Call for Proposals – Deadline Extended

With the many international Dalcroze events in July, we’ve extended the deadline by a month to give you additional time get your materials together. Or if you were on the fence about submitting a proposal, there’s still time! Deadline extended to September 1, 2019. The Dalcroze Society of America invites proposals to present workshops and…

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“Le Rythme 2019” Now Available

We are pleased to announce the 2019 issue of Le Rythme, the journal published by FIER that presents scientific perspectives, artistic research, and theory from the international Dalcroze Education community. Containing nearly 30 articles, abstracts, and papers, this issue is one of the most substantial to date. From the preface, Paul Hille, Fabian Bautz, and…

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Herb Henke Memoriam

Last week, we featured “Options for Improvising” from legendary Dalcroze teacher Herbert Henke (1931-2015). Today, we are remembering his legacy by sharing reflections of this influential and unforgettable American master teacher. (These reflections were shared following his death in 2015.) Herb Henke was a giant not only in his appearance but most importantly in his…

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2019 DSA Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to this year’s winners! In honor of beloved Dalcroze educators Fran Aronoff, Arthur Becknell, John Colman, Brunhilde Dorsch, Elsa Findlay, and Henrietta Rosenstrauch, these awards provide funding for study at an accredited teacher training program. This year, the DSA Board awarded a total of $2,762.10. 2019 Scholarship Recipients Elizabeth ChladilSteven CosneckLoretta HaskellMira LarsonGuy MendilowMolly…

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What Moves You?

How do you fit a symphony orchestra onto a playground swing? Stephen Neely argues that it happens every time its musicians play together. In 2012, Stephen Neely presented at TEDxCMU a talk titled “What moves you?” It’s an overview of what Dalcroze Eurhythmics means to him and why it is important to teach in his…

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Keep the Beat: Music and Language

A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience reveals evidence that links music, rhythm, and language. Dr. Nina Kraus, from Northwestern University, demonstrates how accurate beat-keeping relies on parts of the brain responsible for hearing and movement. Her findings suggest that the connection between auditory and motor functions is deeper than previously thought. Rhythm is…

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