Register Now for Longy's Dalcroze Summer Institute 2018

 June 25-July 13, 2018


 For the last 37 years, students from around the world have received their Dalcroze education through this Institute. Graduates have returned to their countries to become leaders in the field of Dalcroze Eurhyhmics.

We are looking forward to a wonderful three weeks of music making. You will learn that the whole body is musical and will grow in countless ways as a performer, composer, or teacher. The Summer Institute offers a rich variety of activities. In all classes, music is central and listening is active. 

All questions are welcome during the Institute and information will be given about the process of attaining the levels towards Dalcroze Certification.

I hope you are intrigued and ready to join us!         

– Lisa Parker, Director Emeritus

About the Longy Dalcroze Institute


Dalcroze Eurhythmics uses rhythmic movement, intense listening, and improvisation to unlock creativity and open the doors to enriched and enlivened music making. Equally applicable to the music classroom and the private studio, to the beginning musician and the advanced performer, this holistic approach to musical understanding complements traditional avenues of study and practice.

The Longy Dalcroze Summer Institute is designed for all musicians!

We welcome music instructors, instrumentalists, singers, conductors, composers, music students, music therapists, as well as actors and dancers.

The Institute includes Certificate Level Pedagogy classes, Eurhythmics, Solfege and Keyboard Improvisation classes. 

All classes are grouped according to level. 

Register For Longy's Dalcroze Summer Institute 2018
June 25-July 13, 2018 

Core Classes, Electives, and Certification

All classes are grouped according to level.

During weeks 1, 2 and 3, students benefit from participating in all core classes.

Additional Weekly Offerings:
Week 1 Dalcroze Teaching Demonstrations
Week 2 Plastique Animée
Week 3 A choice of two Elective Courses

Longy's Dalcroze Summer Institute provides three levels of assessment toward Dalcroze certification and is accredited by The Dalcroze Society of America.


1 week - $688.50
2 weeks - $1,377.00
3 weeks - $2,065.50

1 week - $816.00
2 weeks - $1,632.00
3 weeks - $2,448.00

*Financial assistance is available for current Longy Students (Cambridge and MAT) and Longy Conservatory Graduates (Cambridge and MAT).

Longy is offering a 50% discount for El Sistema-inspired program staff and directors! Simply use the PayPal widget titled "Dalcroze Summer Institute Tuition Options for El Sistema" when you check out to receive this discount.

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Important Dates

Individual level assessment meetings:

Sunday,  June 24th


Thursday afternoon, July 12th, following classes
Friday afternoon, July 13th, following classes
Saturday, July 14th

Special Events/Holidays:

Friday afternoon, June 29th, following classes - Ice Cream Social - presented by Longy's Administration
Wednesday, July 4th, no classes - American Independence Day, National Holiday
Friday, July 6th, following classes - Picnic and Performances!


Lisa Parker, Diplôme Supérieur,
 Director Emeritus of Dalcroze Summer Institute

Eiko Ishizuka
, Diplôme Candidate, Director of Dalcroze Summer Institute

Adriana Ausch
, License

Ginny Latts
, License; Coordinator

Melissa Tucker, License

Elizabeth Lurie, Movement Specialist


Dr. Jeremy Dittus, Diplôme Supérieur

Dr. Ruth Alperson, Diplôme Supérieur

Dawn Pratson, License, Movement Specialist


8:30am-9:15am Movement
9:30am-­10:45am Eurhythmics
11:00am-­12:00pm Dalcroze Solfège
12:00pm‐1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm‐2:00pm Dalcroze Pedagogy
2:15pm-­3:15pm Improvisation
3:30pm-­5:00pm Weekly Topics (Week 1-­Children Class Demo, Week 2-­Plastique Animée, Week 3‐Electives)

According to demand, housing can be arranged at Lesley University. Learn more

Please note: Non-US citizens are required to secure the appropriate visa. Please see Longy's page for International Student Policies for more information.


Special Offer for Summer 2018!

New this year, sign up for one Longy summer program and get 50% off your second program tuition!* Simply contact our Finance office at 617.831.1799 with your first program receipt to receive this discount.

*Note: This offer is not available for MHTP.

What is Dalcroze?

Founder of the Longy Dalcroze Training Program and Director Emeritus of the Dalcroze Summer Institute at Longy, Lisa Parker, gives us a brief introduction to the subject along with demonstrations.

Watch the video