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UK Music Presents 4th Dalcroze Institute Summer Workshop

Watch as participants in UK's Dalcroze Workshop work on eurhythmics, an approach that trains the body to respond kinesthetically to rhythmic and dynamic concepts. 

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 1, 2017)  The University of Kentucky School of Music will offer its fourth Dalcroze Workshop, recognized by the American Eurhythmics Society, over the summer to all educators, musicians, dancers and music specialists, who are interested in the training.

“For the Dalcroze workshop, participants refine their musicianship and learn how to teach music through the Dalcroze approach. This is an approach that focuses on rhythmic movement, refined musicality and improvisation. It was developed in the late 19th century by Swiss composer, ethnomusicologist and music teacher Emile Jaques-Dalcroze,” said Martina Vasil, assistant professor of music education and director of the Orff Schulwerk and Dalcroze Summer Institute at the UK School of Music.

The Dalcroze Workshop at UK will be a 10-day course and each day of the course will be divided into eurhythmics, solfege, improvisation and practice teaching. Faculty for this workshop are: alumnus Todd Anderson, doctoral candidate Chris Dillon and alumna Holly Smith.

Participants in the UK Dalcroze Workshop will be able to become certified in Dalcroze Eurhythmics by completing a series of proficiencies during the training. The workshop fee is $550 and the deadline to sign up is May 30. 

For more information about the Dalcroze Institute Summer Workshop, contact Martina Vasil at 859-257-8203 or martina.vasil@uky.edu.

The UK School of Music at the UK College of Fine Arts has garnered national recognition for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as music education, music therapy, composition, theory and music history.

photo of participants in UK Dalcroze Institute
In UK's Dalcroze Workshop, participants refine their musicianship and learn how to teach music through the Dalcroze approach. This is an approach that focuses on rhythmic movement, refined musicality and improvisation.

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