Rushmore Music Festival: Dalcroze For Adults

Jul 08, 2019


Rapid City, SD


We are excited to have Dr. Michael Joviala from New York join us this summer for a series of exciting and inspiring classes for our students and adults!

Not sure what Dalcroze Eurhythmics is all about or if it’s your jam? Here’s what Dr. Joviala has to say: 

“Dalcroze Education offers general music teachers, as well as choir, band and orchestra directors, a wide array of specific techniques and strategies to engage the minds, bodies and imagination of their students. Find new ways to deepen your students’ relationship to music through direct experience, improvisation and discovery in an open, creative and joyful approach that can be applied to any teaching situation and any type of student.”

Dalroze: Eurhythmics, Solfege, Improvisation (Beginner/Intermediate) – 8 CEUs[July 8-11 @ 1PM – 3PM, BHSU Meier Hall, Spearfish]This class explores the three core subjects of Dalcroze: Eurhythmics, the study of rhythm; Solfège, ear training and musical literacy; and Improvisation, spontaneous musical expression at the piano. This course is intended for beginning and intermediate Dalcroze adult students.(Please note that this is not the Pedagogy and Principles course that was offered in 2018 season.)

The Dalcroze Method: Observation Practicum – 8 CEUs[July 8-11 @ 10AM-12PM, BHSU Meier Hall, Spearfish]For a deeper understanding of the Dalcroze methodology and how to incorporate its principles into your classroom, this observation course follows 2 classes of Summer Academy students over four days as they hone their newly-learned skills in Eurhythmics, Solfège, and Improvisation. Written assignments will accompany this course.

Registration is now open!

$75 Daclroze Eurhythmics, Solfège, Improvisation (Beginner Intermediate) – 8 total CEUs
$125 Daclroze Eurhythmics, Solfège, Improvisation (Beginner Intermediate) & Observation Practicum – 16 total CEUs

Additional Information:This course is ideal for school music teachers, private studio instructors, but also dancers, actors, and performers of the arts! All materials will be provided for the classOn-campus accommodations are available for discounted rates through BHSU

Last year we were at class capacity, so we recommend reserving your spot as early as possible! 

Registration Deadline: June 15th