The fifth and final installment of the Elementary Methods Workshop, participants will experience the three parts of the Dalcroze method – eurhythmics (purposeful movement), solfege (aural skills), and improvisation – for themselves as adult musicians. After this introduction, participants will be guided through specific applications of the methodology for various ages and abilities. No previous experience in Dalcroze is needed.
The Elementary Methods Workshop spends 5 days throughout the summer exploring the methods of Orff, Kodály, Dalcroze and Gordon in the general music classroom, as well as other early childhood techniques. These single-day workshops will give an overview of each of these music education approaches and will include demonstrations and discussion of classroom applications with practicing teachers. Register for a single day, multiple days, or the entire week.
Date: August 21, 2017 – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education
Instructor: Kathy Thomsen is an associate professor and fine arts division coordinator at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, where she teaches piano, Dalcroze eurhythmics, and conducts the Women’s Chorale. She is past-president of the Dalcroze Society of America, and holds the Dalcroze license from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. She serves on the summer faculty at the University of St. Thomas in their graduate programs in music education. To stay in touch with classroom music, she teaches second grade music weekly at Hancock Elementary in St. Paul.
- Pre-registration (register by 8/18/17)
- Member* $65
- Non-Member $80
- Undergraduate $15
Graduate Credit Information
Participants who attend this workshop have the opportunity to earn graduate credit by attending multiple days of the Elementary Methods Workshop for an additional fee of $220 per credit with the possibility of earning up to 3 credits for attendance at all 5 days of the Elementary Methods Workshop.
2 days = 1 credit at $220
4 days = 2 credits at $440
5 days = 3 credits at $660
This is a separate registration and fee from the workshop registration. Please download a copy of the Viterbo registration form and mail it with a check (payable to Viterbo University) to:
Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
- View Course Syllabus (pdf)
- Viterbo Registration Form (pdf) 1 credit, 2 credit, 3 credit
- Visit the Graduate Credit Information page for more details and to sign-up for credit.
Contact Mary: Send a message
800-589-9762, 608-850-3566 (Madison area)