Attend the Dalcroze Summer Academy and learn a unique, exciting, and powerful form of music education at one of the nation's only authorized training programs. The Dalcroze method uses the relationship between movement and music to inform musicians, dancers, and actors of all ages and experience levels. Rhythmic movement, intense listening, and improvisation unlock creativity, nurture imagination, and open doors to enriched musical experiences.
In Eurhythmics, you explore musical concepts through socially interactive and experiential methods that invite students to trust their ideas, develop their own intuitions, and create a meaningful musical vocabulary. In Solfège, participants investigate ear training via physical gesture which helps train the eyes and ears to instantly respond to musical notation. Combining concepts in Eurhythmics and Solfège, the study of improvisation engages the spirit of play and the creative process bodily, vocally, or at an instrument. Dalcroze training makes music vivid for everyone, from beginners to adult professionals.
The Dalcroze Summer Academy is also available for academic credit by registering for MU580A4 - Dalcroze Eurhythmics Academy I.
What does Dalcroze Eurhythmics offer musicians?
- An experiential way of knowing music through the body
- Uses movement, a non-verbal form of communication to teach music, a non-verbal art.
- Enables the entire body as an instrument
- Comprehensive study of three main categories, including Eurhythmics, Solfège, and improvision
What does Dalcroze Eurhythmics offer dancers?
- A platform for understanding essential musical concepts necessary to succeed at the art of dance
- Aesthetic development
- Improves non-verbal expression
- Uses breadth to govern how the body understands musical ideas like beat, meter, rhythm, phrase, and form, as well as corporal control and flow and expression of energy through time and space
- Improved sense of coordination and balance
The Dalcroze Summer Academy features a curriculum that focuses on the following areas:
- Eurhythmics – training the body in duration, rhythm, meter, phrasing, form, and nuance
- Solfège – training the ear, eye, and voice in pitch, melody, and harmony
- Improvisation – bringing all elements together according to the student's own interpretation — in movement, with the voice, or on an instrument
- Methodology – enabling you to adapt what you have learned to your own work
You have the option of completing this program as noncredit or enrolling in the academic three-credit course to receive transcript credit for the Dalcroze Academy.
The Learning Experience
As one of only five authorized training programs in the U.S., the Dalcroze Summer Academy is delivered on campus at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Here, students have access to state-of-the-art facilities for music and movement in the inspiring setting of the Rocky Mountain foothills. The Dalcroze Academy provides high levels of interaction with your instructor and your fellow students.