Formed in 2012, the Dalcroze Society of America’s Professional Development Committee (PDC) has focused on developing written standards of excellence for the future Dalcrozians of the United States.  The T2 Manual (“Teacher Training” Manual) outlines the standards for the Dalcroze Professional Certificate and Dalcroze License.  These minimum standards outline what all DSA Accredited Dalcroze training…

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Dalcroze is a rich and multidimensional practice that holds infinite potential for exploration and discovery. Maybe this aspect is what attracted you to Dalcroze in the first place? As you may have noticed, an experience so rooted in the aural and physical sensation of music can be hard to explain to someone who has never…

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Since the DSA was formed over forty years ago, the Memorial Scholarship program has enabled many who seek Dalcroze training to fulfill their dream. A key purpose of this program is to encourage more teachers to pursue training at accredited Dalcroze teacher training programs in the hope that many will attain certification and licensure. But…

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Since our founding, the Dalcroze Society of America has been organizing events that bring us together as a community. Of all the events the DSA creates, our national conference may be the one that most embodies our vision statement, which states: The Dalcroze Society of America works to ensure that a strong and vibrant community…

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Did you get your Dalcroze training just last month or years ago? What level have you reached? How do you use it in your professional life? The Dalcroze Society of America wants to know about you! As a service, the DSA provides a member directory. We want to make sure our information is up to…

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Over its forty-plus year history, the DSA has consistently released publications that document the activities of its members, generate interest in Dalcroze Education and Dalcroze Studies, and embody its members’ high standards for relevant content—in print, and more recently, online. Today, all of the organization’s publications are overseen by a newly formed—and highly energized—team. It’s…

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On behalf of the DSA Board of Trustees, I’d like to extend our deepest gratitude and well-wishes to our Executive Director, William R. Bauer as he transitions out of this position at the end of the month. Bill has been at the helm of the DSA since 2012, when he was voted in as President…

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Ever find yourself wondering how the DSA is organized and run? That question would fall under the heading: Governance.  In general governance is one of those things many of us take for granted—at least until something really big (like America’s presidential election) gets it onto our radar. So I wouldn’t be surprised if many DSA…

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This past August and September on the last Sunday of the month the DSA has hosted informal Zoom discussions on racism in music education. These gatherings have been well attended, with over twenty participants joining from all over the world. I agreed to lead these discussions, inspired by recent events. After George Floyd was killed…

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As the new Chair of the Chapter Outreach Committee, I’m excited about the incredible potential this team has for making an impact on Dalcroze Education in the USA. This committee serves as a liaison between the DSA’s Board of Trustees and Chapters. In other words, it serves a critical role in the life of the…

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