Dalcroze Society of America

Chapter Leadership Toolkit

A guide to help chapters organize their efforts and make a difference in their community.

Section 7: Quick Reference & Contact Info

Contact Info

Alex Marthaler Executive Director alex[at]dalcrozeusa.org
Anthony Molinaro Chapter Outreach Committee Chair anthony[at]dalcrozeusa.org

Google Drive Folder

All chapters have access to their own Google Drive folder, which houses their individual policy/governance documents and templates for budgets. For example: 

  1. New York Chapter
    1. Governance Documents
      1. New York Bylaws (or Template)
      2. New York Charter Letter
    2. 2022-23 Year
      1. Budgets
        1. New York Chapter: 2022-23 Budget
      2. Events
      3. Grant Applications
      4. Meeting Notes/Memos
      5. Annual Report
    3. Shared Guides, Templates, and Photos
      1. Chapter Toolkit
      2. Sample Rocky Mountain 2019-2020 Budget
      3. Reimbursement Form
      4. Workshop Planning Guide
      5. Marketing Photos

Website Links

Chapter Membership Directories

Available to chapter leadership. (Contact us for the password.)

  1. Southern California
  2. Northern California
  3. New England
  4. New York
  5. Northwest
  6. Philadelphia
  7. Rocky Mountain

Additional Resources

Appendix: Regarding the Name “Dalcroze” in Our Name and Logo

It is important that all DSA Chapter Executive Boards know of two documents reproduced in the Dalcroze Identity, drafted by Karin Greenhead and adopted by the Collège of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in 2006: “Charter, the Collège of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze,” and “The Conditions [on] the Use of the Name Jaques-Dalcroze (or Dalcroze).” These spell out the ethical and legal basis for our right to use the word “Dalcroze” in the name “Dalcroze Society of America.”

In his Will of June 25th, 1948, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze requested that his son Gabriel Jaques-Dalcroze create an organization of whatever kind seemed to him the most effective for the preservation of the unity necessary to the development of his rhythmic method, entreating him to spare no effort in attaining this end. Thus it was that the Collège de l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, consisting of diplômés of the method, was founded under the aegis of Gabriel Jaques-Dalcroze with the responsibility of continuing the work of the founder and of acting as the advisory council of the Fondation de l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze.”

From “CHARTER, COLLÈGE DE L’INSTITUT JAQUES-DALCROZE: Preamble” (published as Appendix A in Greenhead, K. (2004), Dalcroze Identity: 26).

The name Jaques-Dalcroze or Dalcroze describes the method of education created by the musician and teacher Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950). Its use is protected by law.

The use of the mark [Jaques-]Dalcroze is subject to the consent of the Fondation of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva (Switzerland), on the recommendation of the Collège of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze. This Collège, founded by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, is entrusted, in accordance with the conditions of his Will, with verifying that the use of the name is valid, whether on the part of institutions of professional training or of individual persons giving a teaching under this name to children, young people, adult amateurs or professionals.

In that which concerns more particularly the right to offer professional training in the Dalcroze methods to students, this right is not conferred upon institutions or societies as such but on those persons who, as holders of the Diplome Supérieure of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze of Geneva (the only institution qualified to confer this title) are thereby explicitly authorised “to teach in its entirety the Dalcroze method of rhythmics, solfège and improvisation at all levels and to claim to represent this method.”

The regulations governing the use of the mark [Jaques-] Dalcroze stipulate that schools wishing to offer a professional training and certification in Dalcroze Eurhythmics must include at least two Diplomates on the teaching staff. In exceptional circumstances recognised by the Collège, one diplomate and two licentiates may suffice. In all cases during the course of study students must experience the teaching of more than one Diplomate of the Dalcroze Method.”

From “THE CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE NAME JAQUES-DALCROZE (OR DALCROZE)” (published as Appendix B in Greenhead, K. (2004), Dalcroze Identity: 29).