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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 638 Introduction to Dalcroze

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Introduction to Dalcroze. This course is an introduction to the philosophy, principals and practice of Dalcroze Eurhythmics: musicianship training through body movement, and its applications in the classroom. The essence of eurhythmics is training the body to spontaneously respond to and realize music that is heard, and then, in turn, enhance musicality in performance on an instrument, in composition, conducting, etc. In the primary and secondary music classroom eurhythmics is a holistic, integrative practice that can be applied in general music, ensembles and choir. In this course, we will: (1) introduce the three components of eurhythmics: movement, solfege and improvisation, (2) learn and practice a selection of Dalcroze exercises and tools, and (3) apply them to our specific classroom settings.

This course is not repeatable for credit.