MusiKinesis®: Dalcroze and More!

UPDATE (May 16, 2023): This course has been cancelled for Summer 2023. We are no longer accepting registrations.

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MusiKinesis®: Dalcroze and More!
July 14-16, 2023 / Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Room: OSL 101

Monica Dale

MusiKinesis® maintains core principles and techniques of the Dalcroze method, highlighting its most effective aspects for teachers and musicians today. Like Dalcroze Eurhythmics, MusiKinesis® is a study of music through physical movement exercises. Both incorporate ear training, improvisation, and sound principles of teaching.

A key difference is that while Dalcroze methodology conforms to elements designed for a different place, time, and purpose, MusiKinesis® is focused on the here and now. Freed from arcane rules and drills, it offers wider range of applications with depth and precision in key areas of focus. MusiKinesis® is further informed by modern dance and music, themselves influenced by Jaques-Dalcroze.

After registration, you’ll receive a survey to indicate your topic preferences, and parts of the intensive will be tailored to you. Whether you’re interested in new approaches to sight-reading, movement technique, early childhood education, working with students in trauma, instrumental performance, or score analysis through movement, you’ll find it here.

Daily work includes ear-body tune up exercises, rhythmic movement studies, creative collaborations, somatic release experiences, teaching strategies, and a variety of practical materials. You’ll come away from this intensive session revitalized, inspired, and ready to put it all into practice!

This institute is designed as a residential program; participants may reserve on-campus housing and meals at the Eastman Student Living Center. The housing cost includes three meals per day. Note that housing space is limited this year; please reserve early once you have confirmed you will attend. For information about on-campus housing and a list of resources for those staying off-campus, click here.

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: class begins Friday, July 14 at 9 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: class ends Sunday, July 16 at 4 p.m.

Professional Development Hours:  18
$300 / noncredit (institute tuition only)
$840 / tuition with housing and meals      

“It was a tremendous opportunity to be immersed – to have a shot in the arm of my pedagogy to diversify and enhance what I already do.” — 2022 MusiKinesis® participant

Read our blog: Making Connections: Movement at the Eastman School of Music