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Eurhythmics Training (On-Campus Summer Course)

10
Days of In-Person Learning
2
Full-Size Professional Dance Studios
4,800
Square Foot Instrumental Rehearsal Hall
40+
Practice Rooms
Program Overview Open Accordion
Eurhythmics Training

Ignite your practice with eurhythmics training

Capture the pulse of modern music pedagogy and discover how to bring your classroom to life with a sense of play. This progressive, student-centered course — affiliated with, and based on, the American Eurhythmics Society (AES) curriculum — gives you the skills to infuse your practice with dynamic, purposeful education.

While a variety of perspectives on this method of music education are presented, a focus is given to the following areas to unlock creativity, nurture imagination, and open doors to enriched musical experiences:

  • Eurhythmics – Train the body in beat, rhythm, meter, phrase, form, nuance, affect, aesthetics, and Plastique Animée.
  • Solfège – Train the ear, eye, and voice in pitch, melody, and harmony.
  • Improvisation – Bring all elements together according to the student's own interpretation, including movement, voice, and instrument.
  • Pedagogy – Learn techniques that enable you to adapt what you have learned to your own work.
  • Teaching demonstration with children – observe faculty leading children in eurhythmics activities and learn through discussions and coursework.

Designed for music educators of all varieties

The mission and vision of this course is to support music educators who teach in schools where all students have access to music education. This training is designed for:

  • K-12 classroom music teachers.
  • Music educators, dance educators, and other music education specialists.
  • Students currently studying music education, or dance.

Additionally:

  • College professors and graduate students looking for a more embodied approach.
  • Those interested in starting their own music programs or businesses.
  • Music therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and recreational therapists.

Learn to adapt to face challenges

Course content is specifically geared to challenges faced by classroom music teachers, among them:

  • Oversized/large classes;
  • Classroom spaces that are not optimal;
  • Sparse/varying weekly instructional time;
  • Special needs learners;
  • Differentiating instruction;
  • ESL learners;
  • Grade-level programs;
  • Lack of instruments/materials;
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum planning;
  • Collaboration with classroom teachers;
  • Fostering parent involvement;
  • Advocating within public school community.

Access state-of-the-art facilities on campus

This eurhythmics training course is delivered in the inspiring setting of the Rocky Mountain foothills, on campus at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Here students have access to state-of-the-art facilities for music and movement, including:

  • Two full size professional dance studios;
  • The University dance theater, complete with Marley floor, stage lights (for Plastique Animée), and sound;
  • Runyan Choral Hall;
  • A 4,800 square foot Instrumental Rehearsal Hall with wooden floors;
  • Program rooms equipped with SMART board technology;
  • Piano labs;
  • An extensive eurhythmics library;
  • More than 40 practice rooms.

Prepare for certification through the American Eurhythmics Society

This course prepares you to earn your certification through the American Eurhythmics Society. Many students choose to pursue certification to help advance their music education careers and to potentially receive salary benefits. Course faculty are Master Teaching Artists, which makes our training program one of the strongest in the country, and enables students to test on site for their Eurhythmics Certificate. Learn more at the AES website.

More Information

Meal and lodging coordination is available for those travelling, a service not available through many other programs.

You have the option of completing this program for personal enrichment by taking the noncredit option, or to enroll in the academic three-credit course to receive transcript credit for the eurhythmics course.

Review Continuing Education FAQ's here.

Curriculum Open Accordion

The Eurhythmics training at CSU features a low student-teacher ratio and a curriculum that focuses on the following:

  • Eurhythmics – training the body in beat, rhythm, meter, phrase, form, nuance, affect, aesthetics, and Plastique Animée
  • Solfège – training the ear, eye, and voice in pitch, melody, and harmony
  • Improvisation – bringing all elements together according to the student's own interpretation, including movement, voice, and instrument
  • Pedagogy – enabling you to adapt what you have learned to your own work

You have the option of completing this program for personal enrichment, or to enroll in the academic three-credit course to receive transcript credit for the eurhythmics course.

Faculty Open Accordion
Bonnie Jacobi

Dr. Bonnie Jacobi is a classically-trained dancer and former member of the Austin Contemporary Ballet. Her training began at the New Jersey Dance Theatre Guild, Princeton Ballet, and Dokoudovsky New York Conservatory of Dance, where she studied the Cecchetti, Vaganova, and Preobrajenska methods. Additionally, she was trained in tap by two Radio City Music Hall "Rockettes."

Jacobi performed in the Five College Dance Ensemble (a consortium between MHC, Smith College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts), including dancing Balanchine's "Orpheus" Pas de Deux with her professor for Humanities classes in all five colleges. Jacobi studied ballet for more than 35 years in advanced adult programs at schools of the Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Houston Repertory Ballet, Ballet Florida, Boca Ballet Theatre, and Boulder Ballet. In addition, she has taught ballet, pointe, and tap to children ages 5-18 in New Jersey and Texas, choreographing works for onstage recital performances and regional dance competitions. In Austin, she founded a liturgical dance troupe for children which toured area churches. Jacobi has also served as a professional piano accompanist for the Princeton Ballet (now American Repertory Ballet), as well as Ballet Austin.

She has trained at the Dalcroze School of the Rockies, Carnegie Mellon's International Dalcroze Institute, and the Abramson-Dalcroze Institute at the Juilliard School in New York City. In addition to her active role as a Dalcroze Eurhythmics clinician, Dr. Jacobi has published multiple articles on the history of Dalcroze Eurhythmics instruction in the United States, as well as a doctoral dissertation on musical gesture.

Learning Experience Open Accordion

This summer eurhythmics training is delivered in the inspiring setting of the Rocky Mountain foothills, on campus at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Here, students have access to state-of-the-art facilities for music and movement, including:

  • Two full size professional dance studios
  • The University dance theater, complete with Marley floor, stage lights (for Plastique Animée), and sound
  • Runyan Choral Hall
  • A 4,800 square foot Instrumental Rehearsal Hall with wooden floors
  • Program rooms equipped with SMART board technology
  • Piano labs
  • An extensive Eurhythmics library
  • More than 40 practice rooms

The CSU Summer Eurhythmics training also offers meal and lodging coordination for those traveling, a service not available through many other programs.

More Information

Course content is specifically geared to challenges faced by classroom music teachers, among them:

  • Oversized/large classes
  • Classroom spaces that are not optimal
  • Sparse/varying weekly instructional time
  • Special needs learners
  • Differentiating instruction
  • ESL learners
  • Grade-level programs
  • Lack of instruments/materials
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum planning
  • Collaboration with classroom teachers
  • Fostering parent involvement
  • Advocating within public school community

Questions?

We love learning about your goals and answering any questions you have.

Morgan Parsley
Prospective Student Support Coach
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Program Details

Courses
In-Person
Tuition
$585.04 (credit), $1,389.74 (noncredit)
Certificate Awarded
N/A
Time Frame
June 14-23, 2023

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