MU 696D - Group Study - Music Education

  • 3 credits
  • Fort Collins

Students explore topics daily within The Dalcroze Academy course: Eurhythmics provides training for structured elements (beat, rhythm, meter, texture, phrase, and form) and aesthetic elements (dynamics, nuance, articulation, and affect). Students gain control of their bodies, becoming freer to express creativity - both physically and musically. Solfege trains the eyes, ears, and voice. It enables a student to listen to music and transcribe it or hear written music internally without the use of an instrument. Improvisation enables students to create music instrumentally, vocally, and physically. Bodily gestures relate to gestures used on the instrument clarifying the connections between movement and music. Plastique Animée enables students to demonstrate music analytically with their bodies as soloists and in a group. Methodology gives tools to apply the Dalcroze philosophy to one's own teaching.


Admission to the Master of Music Education program at CSU or another institution.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Eurhythmics for Young Children: Six Lessons for Fall (2000)
    Dale, Monica
    ISBN: 978-0970141606
  • Eurhythmics in Today's Music Classroom (1996)
    Mead, Virginia
    ISBN: 978-0930448516


  • Rhythm, Music and Education
    Dalcroze, Émile
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore

The book "Music, Rhythm, and Education" is out of print. It is optional but recommended. Purchase it used or borrow it.