Ignite your practice with eurhythmics training
Capture the pulse of modern music pedagogy and discover how to bring your classroom to life with a sense of play. This progressive, student-centered course — affiliated with, and based on, the American Eurhythmics Society (AES) curriculum — gives you the skills to infuse your practice with dynamic, purposeful education.
While a variety of perspectives on this method of music education are presented, a focus is given to the following areas to unlock creativity, nurture imagination, and open doors to enriched musical experiences:
- Eurhythmics – Train the body in beat, rhythm, meter, phrase, form, nuance, affect, aesthetics, and Plastique Animée.
- Solfège – Train the ear, eye, and voice in pitch, melody, and harmony.
- Improvisation – Bring all elements together according to the student's own interpretation, including movement, voice, and instrument.
- Pedagogy – Learn techniques that enable you to adapt what you have learned to your own work.
- Teaching demonstration with children – observe faculty leading children in eurhythmics activities and learn through discussions and coursework.
Designed for music educators of all varieties
The mission and vision of this course is to support music educators who teach in schools where all students have access to music education. This training is designed for:
- K-12 classroom music teachers.
- Music educators, dance educators, and other music education specialists.
- Students currently studying music education, or dance.
- College professors and graduate students looking for a more embodied approach.
- Those interested in starting their own music programs or businesses.
- Music therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and recreational therapists.
Learn to adapt to face challenges
Course content is specifically geared to challenges faced by classroom music teachers, among them:
- Oversized/large classes;
- Classroom spaces that are not optimal;
- Sparse/varying weekly instructional time;
- Special needs learners;
- Differentiating instruction;
- ESL learners;
- Grade-level programs;
- Lack of instruments/materials;
- Interdisciplinary curriculum planning;
- Collaboration with classroom teachers;
- Fostering parent involvement;
- Advocating within public school community.
Access state-of-the-art facilities on campus
This eurhythmics training course is delivered in the inspiring setting of the Rocky Mountain foothills, on campus at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Here students have access to state-of-the-art facilities for music and movement, including:
- Two full size professional dance studios;
- The University dance theater, complete with Marley floor, stage lights (for Plastique Animée), and sound;
- Runyan Choral Hall;
- A 4,800 square foot Instrumental Rehearsal Hall with wooden floors;
- Program rooms equipped with SMART board technology;
- Piano labs;
- An extensive eurhythmics library;
- More than 40 practice rooms.
Prepare for certification through the American Eurhythmics Society
This course prepares you to earn your certification through the American Eurhythmics Society. Many students choose to pursue certification to help advance their music education careers and to potentially receive salary benefits. Course faculty are Master Teaching Artists, which makes our training program one of the strongest in the country, and enables students to test on site for their Eurhythmics Certificate. Learn more at the AES website.
Meal and lodging coordination is available for those travelling, a service not available through many other programs.
You have the option of completing this program for personal enrichment by taking the noncredit option, or to enroll in the academic three-credit course to receive transcript credit for the eurhythmics course.