Letter from the Editor

The second volume of the special edition of Dalcroze Connections dedicated to the practice of Dalcroze Eurhythmics in Latinamerica offers the DSA community a diversity of applications of the principles of Jaques-Dalcroze in different contexts.  This issue makes me feel very proud because among the authors of its articles, we find former graduates of the…

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2022 Memorial Scholarships Fundraising Campaign

Today marks the launch of the 2022 Scholarships Fundraising Campaign—an effort to support and sustain the next generation of Dalcroze Educators. We’re asking for your support so we can continue to provide scholarships to deserving students pursuing Dalcroze Teacher Training. The fundraising drive lasts one month, from April 15 – May 15. For this year’s campaign, we’re…

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Remembering Paul Hille

On behalf of the DSA Board of Trustees and the Dalcroze community across the USA, I extend the deepest of sympathies to the family and colleagues of Paul Hille.  Paul was a fixture in the international Dalcroze Education world, as a past president of FIER and a tireless force advocating for the practice of Dalcroze Eurhythmics.  He was…

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Undoing Racism

Our monthly, hour-long conversations generally have very little plan or structure. Sometimes I suggest a reading or watching of a video, but not usually. At times, I like to start with a quiet centering, a 60-second “pause,” as my Alexander teacher and colleague Anne Johnson would call it – closing our eyes, feeling our feet…

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2022 DSA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Survey

The Dalcroze Society of America (DSA) is embarking on a process to investigate and improve our organization with regards to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this effort, we are joining many organizations in addressing a long history of unequal opportunities and disenfranchisement for BBIA (Black, Brown, Indigenous and Asian), the differently-abled, LGBTQIA, and others. In…

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2022 National Conference: Postponed to January 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the postponement of the 2022 Dalcroze USA National Conference to January 2023. When we began planning this event 18 months ago, we knew it was possible that the current COVID-19 climate could necessitate postponement. Along with Baldwin Wallace University and the BW Community Arts School staff, we’ve…

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Meet 2022 Keynote Speaker Mary Dobrea-Grindahl

The 2022 Conference is just around the corner and early registration is now open! If you know Mary and have seen her teach, you know how lucky we are to be welcoming her as our Keynote Speaker. Mary Dobrea-Grindahl, Diplôme Supérieur, enjoys a multi-faceted teaching and performing career at Baldwin Wallace University, where she teaches piano, Eurhythmics, and solfège.…

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Undoing Racism

This reflection was written on August 7, 2021 July 25 was our twelfth Zoom meeting, marking the one-year anniversary of our monthly sessions discussing “undoing racism in music education.” I hosted the meeting on Zoom from my AirBnB in Dallas, TX, where I was teaching and learning at the Dalcroze School of the Rockies Dalcroze…

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Eiko Ishizuka in Conversation with Melissa Tucker

This interview was conducted May 11th, 2021 Melissa Tucker:  In 2019 you earned the Diplôme Supérieur, the highest level of Dalcroze achievement, from L’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in Geneva, Switzerland. Along with Eri Inoue, Sachiko Muranaka and Kayo Nakaaki you are one of only four Japanese women to attain this credential. Tell me about your first experience…

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Undoing Racism, May 2021

I am writing this the day after President Biden’s first address to Congress, where he stood, for the first time in US history, in front of two women leaders of the house: Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris. I am heartened that President Biden is diversifying leadership in the government, and that his…

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