Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a noncredit course designed for classroom music teachers and/or music therapists seeking experiential, movement-based strategies and techniques to strengthen student learning, hearing, literacy, creativity, expressivity, and overall musicianship. Students will be introduced to the philosophy and instructional approach of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950). Components of the course include:
- Eurhythmics and Movement
- Solfège Rhythmique
- Improvisation (instrument, movement, vocal, text)
- Plastique Animée for the classroom
- Pedagogy Application for grades K-5
Classroom music teachers will learn how to apply the principles of Dalcroze and create effective, age-appropriate lesson activities and plans for immediate use with students, while at the same time strengthening their individual musicianship and movement. Students will have the opportunity to experience and reflect on pedagogical benefits and challenges through a Teaching Lab with elementary-aged children during Week Two.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
This course is also available as a credit option. See the MU524 course page if you are obtaining a degree and need the credits!
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Rhythm and Movement: Applications of Dalcroze Eurhythmics (Summy-Birchard, Inc.)