Dalcroze Institute at UK

Dalcroze Eurhythmics is an approach to music education created by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. The Dalcroze approach has three branches: Eurhythmics trains the body to respond kinesthetically to rhythmic and dynamic concepts.  Solfège trains the ear, eye, and voice in pitch, melody, and harmony.  Improvisation/Plastique animée enables students to respond to and analyze concepts according to their own invention, through movement, voice, and at an instrument. The Dalcroze Institute at the University of Kentucky emphasizes music-teaching strategies to develop imagination, coordination, and expression.

The UK Dalcroze Institute is especially designed for music teachers who wish to acquire knowledge and skills in Dalcroze pedagogy and musicianship, but eurhythmics training benefits all musicians and many others such as dancers, music therapists, and actors.  Summer workshops are open to all musicians and dancers, even those with little to no piano training. Participants will be immersed in the principal subjects of the Dalcroze approach. Very few institutions in the United States offer Dalcroze Eurhythmics training.  The offering of Eurhythmics at the University of Kentucky answers a demand for professional development opportunities for artists in this region and has attracted participants from overseas, especially from Asia where Eurhythmics is very well received.

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Eurhythmics, students must take three online Dalcroze classes (offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer II), participate in at least two of the 10-day summer training workshops, and complete a capstone project. Instructors for these courses are Dr. Todd Anderson and Dr. Kathy Thomsen. If taken for credits, these workshops can be used to count towards a MM degree concentrating in Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

Dalcroze Institute

For musicians, dancers, and music specialists

Public registration for online courses is being offered through UK's Catalog service. All prices listed are for PD hours.  This course is self-directed and does not have set meeting hours, but there are weekly assignments.

Dalcroze 2 Online with Dr. Todd Anderson

May 16–August 11, 2022
24 PD hours, available for university credit
Online, Asynchronous via Catalog
Prerequisite: Dalcroze 1 Online
$600
Cap: 20

This asynchronous course is especially designed for music teachers who wish to acquire knowledge and skills in Dalcroze pedagogy and musicianship. Students will be immersed in the principal subjects of the Dalcroze approach: eurhythmics, solfège, and improvisation. The class covers assignments related to the philosophy, history, composition, lesson designs, and discussion of the Dalcroze approach in music education. If you are interested in taking this course for university credit, please contact martina.vasil@uky.edu. There are additional costs per university credit.

Registration Deadline: May 1, 2022

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Beginner and Intermediate Dalcroze with Drs. Marla Butke and Holly Smith

June 13–17, 2022 
30 PD hours, available for university credit
In person, Schmidt Vocal Arts Center, Lexington, KY
$425
Cap: 20

This asynchronous course is especially designed for music teachers who wish to acquire knowledge and skills in Dalcroze pedagogy and musicianship. Students will be immersed in the principal subjects of the Dalcroze approach: eurhythmics, solfège, and improvisation. The class covers assignments related to the philosophy, history, composition, lesson designs, and discussion of the Dalcroze approach in music education. If you are interested in taking this course for university credit, please contact martina.vasil@uky.edu. There are additional costs per university credit.

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2022

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