Welcome to the Philadelphia Chapter of the Dalcroze Society of America.
The Philadelphia Chapter energizes music education and performance in the region through Eurhythmics workshops with world-renowned educators. We invite musicians, Dalcroze teaching artists, and interdisciplinary learners of all skill levels to explore, grow, and learn through Dalcroze Education in music and movement.
Workshops and Events
The Philadelphia Chapter hosts multiple workshops each year to give musicians, dancers, and educators experience with Dalcroze Education.
What is Dalcroze Education?
Dalcroze Education is a method developed in the early 20th century by Swiss musician and educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze to teach music to his students, provide them with a solid rhythmic foundation, and enhance their musical expression.
Movement is a key component of Dalcroze Education, as it allows the student to gain physical awareness and reinforce rhythmic concepts kinesthetically.
Philadelphia Chapter Leadership
President: Dawn Pratson
Vice-President: Barbara Golden
Secretary: Gema Valencia-Turco
Treasurer: Leo Zumpetta