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WORKSHOPS

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An Introduction to Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Facilitator: Laura Ono, Candidate for Dalcroze License

January 25th, 2020       9:00am - 11:00am
February 1st, 2020        10:30am - 12:30pm
February 8th, 2020       12:00pm - 2:00pm
February 29th, 2020     12:00pm - 2:00pm   

Location: Dr. Steel Recital Hall, UPEI
Fee: $20.00 for the entire workshop series (4 classes). Advanced payment via e-transfer is preferred

Retistration: please email Laura Ono directly at laura@dalcroze.ca to register

Description  This workshop series explores the three core subjects of Dalcroze:
Eurhythmics: the study of the elements of music through body movements
Solfege, ear training and musical literacy
Improvisation, spontaneous musical expression using the piano and voice.

These sessions are ideal for music professionals, music educators and students enrolled in a college/university music program.


Dalcroze Eurhythmics is an approach to music education that recognizes the fundamental role of the body and of body movement in music perception and music performance.  It was created at the turn of the 20th century by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, a man of multiple talents.  He was a pianist, a music composer and a stage director.  He was also an educator and professor at the Geneva Music Conservatory in Switzerland.  His ideas have been confirmed by contemporary research and are of interest to people working in various fields, notably in music, dance, theatre, education and therapy.  Dalcroze Eurhythmics can be applied at all levels of education, from early years to higher education, as well as in community and therapeutic settings.

Jaques-Dalcroze used to say "let you body become music."  I a Dalcroze class we hear the music and we respond to it physically.  We embody the music by experiencing and grasping it through our whole being - through our emotions, sensations, feelings and thoughts.  All musical concepts are developed in and through body movement, which is the link between the ear and the brain, experience of music before we theorise and perform.  It ensures that the whole person (not just the fingers and the brain) is educated in the development of musicianship and artistry.

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Piano Masterclasses with Magadalena von Eccher     Masterclass schedule

Facilitator:  Magadalena von Eccher

Saturday, January 25th 2020

Location: Dr. Steel Recital Hall, UPEI

Magadalena von Eccher is UPEI's new piano professor.  Ms. Eccher has agreed to offer piano masterclasses for Intermediate and Advanced students. Magdalena will work with selected Intermediate and Senior/Advanced student pianists.  Please submit the name of student, level of study, and repertoire to be performed to Jacqueline Sorensen Young at jacqueline.sorensen@pei.sympatico.ca by Friday, January 10th at 5:00pm.