MusiKinesis®: Dalcroze and More!

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MusiKinesis®: Dalcroze and More!

Registration for this class has closed. We are no longer accepting applications.

July 15-17, 2022 / 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!

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: class begins Friday, July 15 at 9 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: class ends Sunday, July 17 at 4 p.m.

Professional Development Hours:  18
$350 / noncredit            

“A great way to challenge and enhance your own musicality.” – 2017 participant


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