Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

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Winter Dalcroze Workshop 

FEBRUARY 19 & 20, 2022

Designed for teachers and music education students, this weekend will focus on Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Pedagogy. Seven guided classes introduce you to the fundamental concepts of Dalcroze Eurhythmics and how those concepts are implemented in the classroom.

Classes will be held on the Carnegie Mellon University campus and include demonstration classes with elementary school students. 

The faculty includes Stephen Neely, Anthony Molinaro and special guest Greg Ristow.

Workshop fee: $100 USD per person, $25 USD to full-time students.

Click HERE to register.

As per university guidelines, it is required that all attendees to the CMU Dalcroze Training center must wear masks at all times when indoors. It is expected that all attendees are either fully vaccinated or will show proof of a recent negative COVID test (within 72 hours).


Gregory Ristow directs the Oberlin College Choir and Musical Union and teaches courses in vocal chamber music and conducting. He has conducted with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Houston's Foundation for Modern Music, the Voices chamber choir in Rochester, N.Y., as artistic director of Encore Vocal Arts in Indianapolis, and as assistant conductor of the Gregory Kunde Chorale in Rochester. He has sung with the Houston Chamber Choir and Houston’s Mercury Baroque, and has been called a performer with "star quality" who was "striking whenever he appeared on stage" (Indianapolis Examiner).

In addition to his work as a choral conductor, Ristow is in demand as a teacher of Dalcroze eurhythmics, a method of teaching music through movement. He served as instructor of eurhythmics at the Eastman School of Music (2009-11) and between 2004 and 2011 frequently directed the Eastman Summer Dalcroze Institute, an intensive program for teachers looking to incorporate Dalcroze eurhythmics techniques in their teaching. He served on the faculty of the Eastman Summer Choral Conducting Institute, where he taught eurhythmics-based movement classes for conductors and classes on using eurhythmics in choral rehearsals.

Ristow earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting at the Eastman School of Music, where he taught undergraduate and graduate conducting and was assistant conductor of the Eastman Chorale and the Eastman-Rochester Chorus. While at Eastman, Ristow received the TA Award for excellence in teaching and the Edward Curtis Peck Award for excellence in teaching by a graduate student. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music education at Oberlin Conservatory, master’s degrees in conducting and music theory pedagogy at the Eastman School of Music, a Dalcroze certificate at the Juilliard School (studying with Robert Abramson), and a Dalcroze license at the Longy School of Music (studying with Anne Farber and Lisa Parker). He has studied piano with Lydia Frumkin, harpsichord with William Porter, and voice with mezzo-soprano Kathryn Cowdrick.

In addition to his role at Oberlin, Ristow conducts the Interlochen Singers and teaches eurhythmics at the Interlochen Arts Camp. Previously, he served as director of choirs at the DePauw University School of Music (2011-15), the Rochester Institute of Technology (2009-11), and at Lone Star College-Montgomery (2004-09), where he received the 2008 Faculty Excellence Award.

Winter Workshop Schedule
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts Building

9:00-9:30 – Coffee, Pastries, and Registration

9:30-10:45 – Stephen Neely
Introduction to Dalcroze Eurhythmics
College of Fine Arts Building, Alumni Concert Hall

11:00-12:00 – Anthony Molinaro
Observation of Eurhythmics with Elementary Age Students
Margaret Morrison Hall 119

12:15-1:00 – Lunch and Discussion
Alumni Concert Hall
Please bring a brown bag lunch or join a group order for Jimmy Johns; the link will be available before the workshop. Please bring your own water bottle.

1:15-2:30 – Gregory Ristow
Alumni Concert Hall

2:30-2:45 – Break

2:45-4:00 – Gregory Ristow
Alumni Concert Hall

Sunday, February 20, 2022
Location: College of Fine Arts Building, Alumni Concert Hall

9:30-10:00 – Coffee and Pastries

10:00-11:15 – Gregory Ristow

11:15 – Break

11:30-12:45 – Stephen Neely

12:45-1:45 – Lunch and Discussion
Please bring a brown bag lunch or $5 for pizza. Please bring your own water bottle.

1:45-3:00 – Gregory Ristow

3:15-4:00 – Pedagogy/Questions/Wrap Up