The third installment of the Elementary Methods Workshop, participants on this day will move, play, and sing. Discover Dalcroze for yourself as an adult musician, and learn how to use Dalcroze methods with your ensemble, private students, or in your music classroom. This workshop will provide practical ideas for applying Dalcroze principles to various age groups and will introduce resource materials for further exploration. Musicians, dancers, teachers, college/conservatory students are all welcome: beginning and non-pianists, as well as experienced pianists; no previous experience in Dalcroze is necessary.
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 5, 2016 – 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 7/29/16)
- Member* $65
- Non-Member $80
- Undergraduate $15
Graduate Credit Information
Participants who attend this workshop have the opportunity to earn one graduate credit by attending other 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)