Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

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Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center

Carnegie Mellon was the first school in the country to establish Dalcroze Eurhythmics training in the curriculum for all music students. All undergraduate music majors take a four-semester sequence of Dalcroze Eurhythmics as part of the core curriculum. In 1968, the Carnegie Mellon School of Music was accredited by the Jaques-Dalcroze Foundation of Geneva, Switzerland, as a Professional Training Center to grant the Dalcroze Certificate and License. Since its inception, the Center, founded by Dr. Marta Sanchez, has attracted students from all over the world. The Center operated satellite programs in Taiwan, at the Nagoya School of Music in Nagoya, Japan, and in Korea at Hansei University. The Dalcroze Training Center (DTC) at Carnegie Mellon is proud to continue many collaborations with our colleagues internationally.

The Dalcroze Training Center at Carnegie Mellon operates throughout the year. During the academic year, undergraduate and graduate students may work with the DTC faculty to pursue the Dalcroze Certificate or Dalcroze License. Carnegie Mellon University School of Music also offers the Certificate in Advanced Music Studies in Dalcroze Pedagogy for students interested in a intensive year of full-time study dedicated to Dalcroze Studies.

Every summer the Dalcroze Training Center offers a one-week workshop and a conjoint three-week workshop.  Both workshops offer classes at introductory and advanced levels. Both workshops offer performers, conductors, music educators (preschool through college), studio teachers, music therapists, movement specialists, actors and dancers practical applications of Dalcroze principles for performance and teaching. A minimum of two three-week summer workshops, totaling 18 units (6 credits), must be successfully completed before a candidate is eligible to take the required exams for the Dalcroze Certificate. For those applicants who are prepared to pursue the Dalcroze License an additional 18 units (6 credits) is required. Entrance to the Certificate or License Program is by audition/evaluation.