Mary Dobrea : Dalcroze Eurhythmics & Solfège
Apr
22
4:00 PM16:00

Mary Dobrea : Dalcroze Eurhythmics & Solfège

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“It’s All About Personality”

This workshop will explore meter and changing meter, with emphasis on understanding the character of meter through movement. We will experience changing meter in all its guises, from its simplest to complex beat and division relationships. In solfège, we will extend the ideas from Eurhythmics, working with harmony and improvisation and their influence on meter.


Mary Dobrea-Grindahl, Diplôme Supérieur, enjoys a multi-faceted teaching and performing career at Baldwin Wallace University, where she teaches piano, Eurhythmics, solfège, and courses in Creativity. She regularly performs as a solo and collaborative artist, with an affinity for music written during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She is passionate about bringing new purpose to her art, and regularly organizes concerts to benefit Safe Passages, an opiate addiction program in Ohio.

An active clinician and passionate teacher, Mary’s workshops focus on using Eurhythmics to develop artistry. She has taught at Teacher Training Centers in Colorado, Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as at numerous national conferences. Mary is the coauthor of Developing Musicianship Through Aural Skills: A Holistic Approach to Sight Singing and Ear Training (Routledge), which pioneers a new pedagogical method of teaching ear-training and the essentials of musicianship. She is a recipient of the prestigious Strosacker Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the Distinguished Faculty Leadership Award at Baldwin Wallace University.
 


All regular workshops are $20 for members of the Dalcroze Society of America, $40 for non-members. Student rates are $10 for members of the DSA, $20 for non-members. Please show a valid Student ID.

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Jaques Therapy
May
13
5:00 PM17:00

Jaques Therapy

Adult students of the Dalcroze method are invited to attend "Jaques Therapy," a free informal study group, at Lucy Moses School. We love to share what we're working on in class, questions we have about our own teaching, and your favorite activities for your students. Whether you’d like to figure out how to modify a lesson for a new space, or if you just need some more canon exercises in your life, join us for some Jaques Therapy!

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Ursula Stuber : Eutony
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Ursula Stuber : Eutony

Ursula Stuber holds the Diplôme Jaques-Dalcroze (Geneva) and the Diplôme Eutony Gerda Alexander (Geneva). She is retired professor of Université Laval, Faculty of Music, where she developed over 40 years the principles of Eutony and created a dynamic and efficient approach of body awareness for musicians. Her research activities and publications focus on somatic education and prevention of muscular-skeletal dysfunctions. She gives art seminars and workshops in Europe and North America. Her specialized area of teaching covers the musician’s sensory-motor control, posture and gesture. In 1995, she co-authored the audio-visual document "Tuning The Body To The Music" and a few years later she created an ergonomic chair for musicians. She also was head of the Eutony-training school in Québec City and is the main teacher of the Master’s Eutony program at Université Laval.

The workshop will give participants the opportunity to experience the main principles of Eutony:

Transport 
Weight distribution within the conscious interplay of antigravity forces through bones and joints. Exploration of stretch reflexes in skeletal muscles and their relationship with gesture and posture.

Touching 
Awareness of the skin and dynamic touching, including the Drawing-technique.

Contact   
Contact-technique on the instrument; its implication for muscle tone, ergonomics, and the quality of sound and movement.

Private lessons will be available on August 15 for the application of those principles to musical performance.

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Jaques Therapy
Mar
4
5:00 PM17:00

Jaques Therapy

Adult students of the Dalcroze method are invited to attend "Jaques Therapy," a free informal study group, at Lucy Moses School. We love to share what we're working on in class, questions we have about our own teaching, and your favorite activities for your students. Whether you’d like to figure out how to modify a lesson for a new space, or if you just need some more canon exercises in your life, join us for some Jaques Therapy!

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Roger Sams : Improvisation and Composition for Cultivating Mastery
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Roger Sams : Improvisation and Composition for Cultivating Mastery

The annual TriChapter workshop hosted by The New York City Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association:

Improvisation and Composition for Cultivating Mastery: 
An Exploration of Project-Based Learning

The art of being an Orff Schulwerk teacher is really about constructing learning structures within which students use what they know to create something new. You prepare the children with prerequisite knowledge, set the structure, and then set them free to explore and create. It sounds easy, but actually requires a lot of skill as an educator. 


This workshop will emphasize how to be the “guide on the side” rather than the “sage on the stage” and put the focus on students in creative process. We will focus on the pedagogical thinking required to create structures for improvisation, composition, and dance making that brings the classroom to life and empowers the students to cultivate their own points of view and artistic perspectives.


Dress comfortably for movement and bring your soprano recorder.


Roger Sams retired from the music classroom in 2013 after 31 years of teaching music in public and private schools. He has served as adjunct faculty, teaching methods courses and supervising student teachers at Cleveland State University and has been on the faculty in teacher education programs at the University of St. Thomas, Cleveland State University, Akron University, the University of Montana, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and other venues throughout the US. Roger is a regular presenter at state, regional, and national conferences, has served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees, and has worked with teachers in Canada, China, Indonesia, India, South Korea, Poland, and Scotland. He currently serves as Director of Publications and Music Education Consultant at Music is Elementary (www.MusicIsElementary.com). Trained in Gestalt therapy, Roger is interested in the power of choice in the artistic process, teaching, and life. He is the co-author of “Purposeful Pathways:  Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom” and “Percussive Play.” He has published works for children’s choirs in the “Crooked River Choral Project” series and a collection of rounds and partner songs entitled, “A Round My Heart.”

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Jaques Therapy
Jan
14
5:00 PM17:00

Jaques Therapy

Adult students of the Dalcroze method are invited to attend "Jaques Therapy," a free informal study group, at Lucy Moses School. We love to share what we're working on in class, questions we have about our own teaching, and your favorite activities for your students. Whether you’d like to figure out how to modify a lesson for a new space, or if you just need some more canon exercises in your life, join us for some Jaques Therapy!

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Leslie Upchurch : Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Seniors
Dec
10
4:00 PM16:00

Leslie Upchurch : Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Seniors

Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Seniors

For Brain Health and Better Balance

This workshop is for Dalcroze teachers, music teachers, music therapists, movement or dance teachers, and anyone who is interested in or who interacts with senior citizens in music or movement based situations.  Specific Dalcroze Eurhythmics exercises for the senior population and the rationale for them will be discussed and demonstrated.  Workshop participants will have opportunities to do the exercises.  There will be discussion following each activity with opportunities for participants to give feedback and add ideas.


Leslie Purcell Upchurch is a Licensed Dalcroze Eurhythmics instructor with positions at two leading Dalcroze training centers in the United States. She has been teaching for the Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center at Carnegie Mellon University since 2003 and at the Dalcroze School at Lucy Moses since 2014. Ms. Upchurch has a vital role in teaching and promoting Dalcroze in the greater NYC area. She teaches upwards of 100 children in weekly Dalcroze or Dalcroze based classes at the Lucy Moses School, maintains a private piano studio, and is the founder of Dalcroze NYC.

Dalcroze for Seniors is a course Leslie teaches for the Wellness Program at JCCManhattan. In this work she has devised a program that both addresses concerns seniors have and is enjoyable for the participants. Ms. Upchurch’s work also includes teacher-training workshops for public and private school teachers. In these workshops the Dalcroze Eurhythmics process is customized to fit the situation and facilities that the teachers have. Her extensive experience with students from 18 months through senior citizens in every type of setting enables her to guide all music teachers.


All regular workshops are $20 for members of the Dalcroze Society of America, $40 for non-members. Student rates are $10 for members of the DSA, $20 for non-members. Please show a valid Student ID.

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Jaques Therapy
Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

Jaques Therapy

Adult students of the Dalcroze method are invited to attend "Jaques Therapy," a free informal study group, at Lucy Moses School. We love to share what we're working on in class, questions we have about our own teaching, and your favorite activities for your students. Whether you’d like to figure out how to modify a lesson for a new space, or if you just need some more canon exercises in your life, join us for some Jaques Therapy!

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Monica Dale
Apr
9
3:45 PM15:45

Monica Dale

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Dalcroze and Dance: Siblings or Frenemies?

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Big ideas begin with a few short steps…

Time and Energy in Space = DANCE
Time and Energy in Sound = MUSIC

What we have in common might surprise you.

Perhaps the most significant influence of Jaques-Dalcroze’s work was its impact on
the development of modern dance. His institute in Hellerau was a seminal force for
dance in Germany as well as America, where it was integral to our Denishawn roots.
Yet today, there’s a chasm between dance and Dalcroze. Modern dancers might refer
to music as “the gorilla in the room,” and Eurhythmicians sometimes describe their
work by defining how it is not dance.

This workshop will lead participants from past to present with a view to the future, 
in three parts:
1. A presentation on the history of the Dalcroze/dance connection, including
photographs, audio/video, and stories from personal experience; 
2. A basic Dalcroze Eurhythmics class designed to link movement technique with
music concepts;
3. Brainstorming: key commonalities of Dalcroze and Dance, potential value in
renewing the connection, and ideas for moving forward.

Brief reception to follow the workshop.

While studying dance in New York City and earning a B.A. in Music from Connecticut College, Monica Dale recognized a “kinesthetic music” in movement. She pursued Jaques-Dalcroze Education with Jack Stevenson at Ithaca College, receiving her Jaques-Dalcroze License and MM in Piano Performance. She has had a dual career in music and dance, as well as Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

Dale teaches Music for Dance and serves as Music Coordinator for the dance department of the University of Maryland in Baltimore County. During the summer, she teaches at Eastman School of Music and the Kennedy Center Summer Music Institute. She cofounded the Institute for Jaques-Dalcroze Education with Jack Stevenson, a summer teacher-training program that offers Dalcroze Certification. 

For more about Monica Dale, please visit her website and check out this recent interview she did with the Eastman School of Music. 


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All regular workshops are $15 for members of the Dalcroze Society of America, $35 for non-members. Student rates are $5 for members of the DSA, $15 for non-members. Please show a valid Student ID at the door. 

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Fabian Bautz
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Fabian Bautz

Annual Tri-Chapter Workshop: TaKeTiNa & Eurhythmics

“In this workshop, we will experience our body as a musical instrument in order to cultivate self-confidence, playfulness, and spontaneity.

By moving together with music and rhythm, Eurhythmics strengthens and develops our natural creativity, flexibility, and improvisational capacities in daily life. It creates an open space where self-realization and collaboration emerge. 

TaKeTiNa works with body rhythms, stepping, clapping, chanting, laughing, falling in and out of rhythm, ‘getting it’ & ‘losing it.’ TaKeTiNa relaxes and revitalizes the nervous system creating an experience of doing less to achieve more. It is fun, grounding, and aligning.”

Fabian Bautz


Fabian Bautz studied Eurhythmics at the Richard Strauss Conservatory, and is certified in TaKeTiNa methods for polyrhythmic bodywork. He has taught in London, at the International Workshop Festival for the Performing Arts, and at the Longy School of Music, Boston. Fabian is currently with the Conservatory of Music in Zürich, the University of Music in Lucerne and teaches music to grade school children. He is vice-president of FIER, (International Federation of Rhythmics Education) and currently lives in Switzerland.


Please register at the door. 

All regular workshops are $15 for members of the Dalcroze Society of America, $35 for non-members. Student rates are $5 for members of the DSA, $15 for non-members. Please show a valid Student ID. 

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Cynthia Lilley
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Cynthia Lilley

Theme and Variation: Classical Recordings in the Dalcroze classroom

Theme and Variation - What stays constant?  What are the variables? How can we feel and express these changes? In her workshop, Cynthia will lead us through examples of classical Theme and Variations as we experience the music through movement. The workshop is designed both for our own exploration and for applications in our own music classrooms, where classical recordings can work as grand Dalcroze follows, basis for plastique animees, and inspiration for students’ own variations in music and movement.

All regular workshops are $15 for members of the DSA, $35 for non-members. Student rates (with valid student ID) are $5 for members of the DSA, $15 for non-members.  
 

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