“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.