April 22, 2018

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Lisa Parker Award Ceremony, Early-Bird Discount Ending
March Workshop Report, from Weronika Balewski
A Question for You
Upcoming Dalcroze Workshops

Lisa Parker Award Ceremony, Early-Bird Discount Ending

We hope you can join us for a banquet on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, to celebrate the contributions of Lisa Parker, who will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement in Dalcroze Education Award. The following afternoon, the DSA will host a concert in Lisa’s honor. (Both events will be held in Cambridge, MA.)

While the concert is free and open to the public, registration is required for the banquet, and our early-bird discount ends on Wednesday, April 25! (Registration closes on May 12.)

We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating this inspiring Dalcroze educator.

Register today!

March Workshop Report, from Weronika Balewski

The New England chapter hosted a workshop in March with Leslie Purcell Upchurch. Leslie taught a eurhythmics class open to all levels, and also shared her ideas and strategies for teaching eurhythmics to seniors. We had a great mix of new and familiar faces among the participants and loved learning from Leslie and from each other!

A Question for You

A great strength of Dalcroze education is the wide range of styles and practices that can be used, and we’d like to hear (and share) a bit about your own teaching methods.

As we move into spring and the last few months of the school year, how do your lessons reflect the change of seasons? For instance, does it influence the repertoire you use in your lessons?

Let us know what you think by replying to this email. Look for the results in next month’s newsletter!

Upcoming Dalcroze Workshops

Dalcroze Music Education Workshop
April 29, 2018, 12:30-3:30
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Faculty: Emma Shubin, Dalcroze Licentiate

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DALCROZE EDUCATION: Unlocking Audience Engagement, Student Development, & Personal Musicianship through Purposeful Movement
Emma Shubin, Dalcroze Licentiate

The first half of this workshop will focus on applications of Dalcroze in performance: Emma will use the composition "Syrinx" by Claude Debussy to demonstrate how the listeners' experience of rhythm and form are heightened and clarified through Dalcroze exercises. In the second half of the workshop, we will learn Dalcroze approaches to learning and teaching meter, rhythm, phrasing as well as vocal, instrumental, and movement improvisation.

Flutist Emma Shubin is a Suzuki, Dalcroze, and Integrative Educator. Ms. Shubin is the co-founder and director of the Colorado based non-profit Integral Steps (, which strives to bring integrative education and balanced development to individuals, families, and communities through music, movement, psychotherapy, ecology and creative arts.

She has served as the co-director of the Musical Arts Program with the Sounds of Lyons in Lyons, CO (SOL MAP) and has toured with the Arts Evolution and BenFeng Music Festival throughout Taiwan with guitarist Alfredo Muro. Currently, Ms. Shubin serves as the coordinator for new programming and an instructor with the Dalcroze School of the Rockies, and partners Integral Steps with the theater program for youth Reel Kids, the Longmont Dance Theater, and Rocky Ridge Music Academy in Colorado. Her first collaborative album of original compositions was created and recorded in Cabris France with musicians from France, England, & Colorado will be released in the fall.

This workshop is made possible with partial funding from San Jose State University & The Dalcroze Society of America. However, please consider making a donation to BADE in lieu of a workshop fee. These funds help offset administrative and logistical expenses as well as help us continue to bring top notch Dalcroze Education clinicians to the Bay Area.

Eurhythmics and Solfege Challenges / Eurhythmics in Depth
May 4 - 5, 2018
Longy School of Music of Bard College, Cambridge, MA
Faculty: Dr. Jeremy Dittus, Diplôme Supérieur

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How is music literally incorporated in our being? How do we become the instrument? What is the link between experience and translation into playing?

Friday, May 4, 2018
Session I: 6:00-8:30p
All levels welcome

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Session II: 10:30a-1:00p
Session III: 2:00-5:00p
All levels welcome.


Register by clicking on the link above. You can pay online via PayPal or at the door with credit card, check, or cash.
Walk-in registrations also accepted on a space-available basis.

Jeremy Dittus enjoys a career as a pianist, theorist, and Dalcroze Education Specialist. An avid recitalist, he has performed solo and chamber programs and presented Dalcroze masterclasses throughout the United States, Europe and South East Asia. He currently directs the Dalcroze School of the Rockies Dalcroze Academy teacher-training center at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He also serves on the faculty of Hope College in Holland, Michigan where he teaches Dalcroze Eurhythmics for undergraduate music majors. He currently serves on l’Collège de l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze. Dr. Dittus is the founder and director of the Dalcroze School of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado. The DSR offers Eurhythmics, Rhythmic-Solfège, and Advanced Dalcroze Courses for ages 4-18, adult enrichment classes, full-time study toward the Dalcroze Certificate/License, in addition to post-License/pre-Diplôme courses. He recently has published books on Dalcroze Education: Embodying Music, Moving Sound, and five books that correspond to the Rhythmic-Solfège youth program in place at the Dalcroze School of the Rockies.


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