Eurhythmics for the School Music Classroom (MU 524) is a graduate-level, three-credit elective 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.
Admission to the Master of Music Education program at CSU or another institution.
This course is also available as a noncredit option. See the ARLL 3006 course page if you want the content, but don't need the college credits.