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May 31: School of Music To Hold Summer Workshops on Dalcroze Method


Eric Sloss

Carnegie Mellon's School of Music To Hold
Summer Workshops on Dalcroze Method    

PITTSBURGH—The Carnegie Mellon University School of Music's Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center will hold its 32nd Annual Summer Dalcroze Workshops July 2-20 on the Carnegie Mellon campus.    

The Dalcroze Method, known as eurhythmics, is a unique approach to music learning developed by Swiss composer and educator Émile Jaques-Dalcroze. It is a process for awakening, developing and refining innate musicality. Dalcroze's innovation recognizes the significance of rhythmic movement in connection with ear training and improvisation for reinforcing understanding of music concepts, enhancing musicianship and focusing awareness on the physical demands of artistic performance.     

Workshop I (July 2–6) is an introductory course for newcomers and a refresher course for those who have experience with the Dalcroze approach. Workshop II (July 2–20) is designed for participants interested in pursuing the Dalcroze Certificate as well as those who would like more in-depth experience with the Dalcroze approach. Both workshops offer Dalcroze principles for performance and teaching to performers, conductors, studio and classroom teachers (preschool through college), music therapists, and movement specialists.    

Beginning, intermediate and advanced classes in movement technique, eurhythmics, Dalcroze solfege, piano improvisation, Dalcroze pedagogy and other special sessions are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. More information can be found at

Carnegie Mellon was the first school in the U.S. to establish Dalcroze eurhythmics training in the curriculum for all music students. 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 the Dalcroze License. Since its inception, the center, founded by Marta Sanchez, has attracted students from all over the world. It has also established satellite programs in Taiwan, at the Nagoya School of Music in Japan, and in Korea through the Dalcroze Research Center of Korea.    

The Dalcroze Training Center at Carnegie Mellon operates throughout the year. During the academic year, students can enroll in the Dalcroze program to pursue the Dalcroze Certificate or the Dalcroze License. Students can also enroll in the program in conjunction with the master's degree program in music education, performance or composition.