Is music making happening when notes are not being played? In this Dalcroze class, we'll experience the sound of silence together and embody the space in-between the notes. We'll then take our new physical knowledge about rests and apply it to measure shape.
Mimi Y. Hsu is a Dalcroze Eurhythmics Instructor lives in New York City. A native of Tainan, Taiwan, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in voice performance with a minor in piano at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, followed by studies to Dalcroze certification at The New York Dalcroze School, and the License Program at The Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. Her Dalcroze studies were with Robert Abramson, Dr. Ruth Alperson, Anne Farber, Lisa Parker and Philip Burton.
Her extensive teaching includes Avenues The World School NYC, CPSM Queens College, the Diller-Quaile School of Music, Greenwich House Music School, Hoff-Barthelson Music School and The School at Columbia University; and clinic-residences: Beijing Central Conservatory, the Dalcroze School of the Rockies Summer Dalcroze Academy, Music Education Workshops/Dalcroze Program at DePaul University, Chicago.
She is quite active in merging Dalcroze Education with the Suzuki Method; her work in this area has taken her all over the United States as a clinician for summer Suzuki institutes. She is series co-director of the Mind-Body Studies in Performing Arts Festival at Greenwich House Music School - a multi-disciplinary program combining Dalcroze, Feldenkrais, European Mask/Clown/Movement and Multi-Arts Performance. Her performance/educational projects include: Da Jia Hao, an original Music/Movement/Mandarin Language CD and children’s opera productions of The Magic Flute, Hansel & Gretel, the contemporary North Wind of the Sun, and Memories of Childhood cross-cultures concert. She is the past president of Tri-State Chapter, Dalcroze Society of America. Mimi enjoys food & paragliding while she travels.
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.