Dalcroze Eurythmics: Rhythm Flowing Inside You
These sequential sessions will approach the elements of music through kinesthetic awareness. Participants will be actively engaged in music making through purposeful movement and will examine learning through brain to body connections. Activities will include movement, rhythmic solfège and keyboard improvisation. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to plan rhythmic lessons that are appropriate for general music, choral & instrument rehearsals, and special needs populations, sequence movement instruction to ensure success, select appropriate music to enhance purposeful movement, and articulate the pedagogical approach of Dalcroze Eurhythmics.
Dates: August 5-9
Times: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily
Noncredit cost: $500
Graduate Credit Cost: Additional $1,000.00 for 2 hours of graduate credit (Paid separately to SMU)
Housing: No on-campus housing is available for this workshop. Please view a listing of SMU-area hotels as well as out of state discounts.
Dalcroze Faculty: David Frego
David Frego (Dalcroze Eurhythmics) is Chair of the Department of Music and holds the Blumberg Endowed Professorship of Music at The University of Texas at San Antonio. As an instructor in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, he regularly performs and presents workshops throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. While performing artists of all ages benefit from rhythmic training, eurhythmics in teacher training is an important focus of Dr. Frego’s research. Other teaching and research areas include dance philosophy and the application of Dalcroze Eurhythmics as palliative treatment for adults with post traumatic stress disorders. David Frego has published DVDs, book chapters and articles in both music education journals and medical journals for arts medicine.