In this evening of music making, Stephen Neely will offer excerpts from his Eurhythmics for performer training classes at Carnegie Mellon University. Utilizing improvisation and movement to awaken the attentions, the role, and the responsibilities of the performing artist, the Dalcroze strategies provide deeply powerful tools for both artistic, personal, and social awareness. We will explore these different outcomes of the Jaques-Dalcroze classroom, as participants play, collaborate, and explore through the three-hour workshop. Come join us for a joy filled night that will demonstrate the many ways that these Dalcroze strategies can awaken the artistic spirit, teach communication between players, and foster deep musicianship in the participating actors.
Stephen Neely, Carnegie Mellon Assistant Professor in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Dalcroze License, and past President of the Dalcroze Society of America, is a conductor, teacher, singer, and clinician. He is the Director of the Carnegie Mellon Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center and Director of the Pre-College programs at Carnegie Mellon School of Music. He teaches Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Dalcroze Pedagogy for the Carnegie Mellon School of Music and has taught every BFA in Music Performance and Composition at CMU since 1999.
He taught Dalcroze Eurhythmics and directed the Opera Workshop at Pittsburgh's High School for the Creative and Performing Arts from 1994–2018 and served as Chorusmaster for Opera Theater of Pittsburgh from 1999–2010. Stephen was featured as the Hangman in Leonardo Balada’s early operas Hangman, Hangman and the world premiere of The Town of Greed for the Naxos label, and he was a featured speaker at TEDxCMU 2012. He enjoys traveling to present hands-on workshops and clinics in the US and around the globe focusing on the overlaps between music, the body, esthetics, performance, experience, and design. Stephen Neely is currently completing a PhD in Interaction Design at the Carnegie Mellon School of Design (5/2019).
All regular workshops are $20 for members of the DSA, $40 for non-members. Student rates (with valid student ID) are $10 for members of the DSA, $20 for non-members.