Carnegie Mellon University

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions regarding the Dalcroze Training Center, Workshops, or the registration process that are not answered below please contact:

Lenny Young, Administrative Coordinator
Dalcroze Training Center
School of Music
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Phone: 412.268.2391
Fax: 412.268.1537

Registration and Advanced Planning

Classes will be taught at Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels. No prior Dalcroze experience is necessary.
Included in the registration fee are a Conference T-shirt & group photo, (if registered by June 1) opening reception Sunday evening, continental breakfast on Monday (Week 1), Tuesday evening folk dancing (Week 1), and the dinner time picnics the first and third weeks. Participants may observe the children's Eurhythmics classes in the CMU Music Preparatory School on Saturday mornings. 

Carnegie Mellon is an approved provider for Pennsylvania Act 48.

Please check with your institution or district for specific continuing education requirements. To apply credits earned toward the PA Act 48 requirements, contact us at

Carnegie Mellon accepts all forms of electronic payment through its registration platforms.

Confirmation of payment and completed registration will be sent to you directly by email within two business days after payment is received.

Scholarships are available through the Dalcroze Society of America. DSA scholarship money can only be applied to registration costs, not housing and parking. Participants may also apply for grant money through foundations, and professional music organizations of their choosing.

Participants who withdraw before the first day of classes will receive a full refund minus a $100.00 nonrefundable registration fee. Participants who withdraw on or after the first day of classes will not receive a refund. This does not included housing and parking registration, which must be address with Carnegie Mellon Conference and Event Services.

The Opening Event and Reception is on the Sunday before the first day of the workshops in the College of Fine Arts building, Alumni Concert Hall

International Folk Dancing is on Tuesday evening of the first week of the workshops.
Evening Picnics are on the first and third Thursdays at Neelyhouse in the Regent Square neighborhood.

Weekends are free for relaxation, practice, shopping, or sightseeing.

Additionally, one-week and three-week participants are invited to observe the CMU Preparatory School Eurhythmics classes on Saturday mornings. 

Bring casual clothing suitable for movement. Be prepared to move in bare feet or soft non-skid slippers. Pittsburgh can be very hot and humid in July. Because of air-conditioning in some buildings, dressing in layers is advisable. If you are staying in on-campus housing, you should plan to bring your own hangers (none are provided in the dorms). Be sure to bring a pencil and notebook. The MSDTC asks for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to provide a scent-free environment for our students and faculty. Scented products can trigger mild to severe reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches - please help us by not wearing/using these products when attending the workshops.

Class, Coursework, and Exams

Classes will be in the Margaret Morrison Building and/or College of Fine Arts Building. See DTC Map and Campus Map.
Recording by any means, analog or digital (audio, video, laptop computer, ipod, etc.) is strictly prohibited.
Piano improvisation classes will be grouped according to piano facility and improvisation experience.
Some children's classes, high school classes, and senior citizen classes will be scheduled during afternoon Pedagogy sessions. Participants may also observe Saturday morning children's classes in the Carnegie Mellon Music Preparatory School by special arrangement. 
A minimum of two summer sessions of Workshop II, totaling 18 units or 6 credits must be successfully completed at Carnegie Mellon before applicants are eligible to apply to take the required exams for the Dalcroze Certificate. Application process for prospective candidates will be discussed at the workshop.
Each workshop participant will receive an official transcript by mail, at no additional cost. Information about ordering additional transcripts is available here. Please note that the transcripts are generated at the end of the Carnegie Mellon summer semester and will be mailed at the end of the summer.

Facilities, Housing, and Meals

Participants will have access to most piano practice rooms in the College of Fine Arts building. In the past, some participants have brought portable keyboards for practice in the dormitory. Earphones should be used. See DTC Map.
Yes. A guest account will grant access to the internet and use of campus computer facilities. You will be able to use your personal laptop by following a simple registration process when you arrive on campus.
A variety of prepared food is available for purchase on campus or within easy walking distance. Meals are not included in the housing fee.
Each dormitory suite has a microwave and small refrigerator. Each dormitory has at least one full kitchen. Carnegie Mellon has a strictly enforced 'no-open-flame' policy. Food markets are accessible by public transportation. There is also a convenience store located in the University Center building.
Carnegie Mellon University offers state-of-the-art facilities for all students and faculty to use. Our indoor pool, aerobic rooms, weight rooms, exercise machines, basketball, racquetball & squash courts are located in the University Center (one-time $15 fee). The football field and tennis courts are located centrally on campus.

Transportation In and Around Pittsburgh

Transportation from the airport to Carnegie Mellon can be accessed by taxi, hotel shuttle, car rental, airport express, or the 28X shuttle bus. Click here for details on all of these options.
Click here for details about how to access CMU by car, bus or train. Also see DTC Map.

Parking permits can be reserved and paid for through the Online Housing Registration site. Also see DTC Map.

Go to the Port Authority website.

International Students

This varies by country. The Carnegie Mellon Office of International Education has provided an informational packet.