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Dalcroze Certificate and Licenses

Dalcroze Certificate and License

These internationally recognized credentials are offered by special arrangement with the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze of Geneva, Switzerland. They are awarded by examination after intensive study of eurhythmics, solfège, improvisation, and Dalcroze pedagogy.

Qualifies candidates to teach children and adult beginners.

The Dalcroze Certificate may be earned through a minimum of three summers of study in the Dalcroze Summer Institute.

More information about the Dalcroze Summer Institute can be found HERE

Certificates are awarded upon passing examinations in eurhythmics, solfege, improvisation, and Dalcroze pedagogy as well as completion of a written portfolio. Certification requirements are available upon request.


Entitles the holder to teach adults at all levels

The Dalcroze License is awarded to Certificate-holders with Dalcroze teaching experience upon completion of Methods III (a two-semester course offered during the academic year), proof of professional attainment, and successful completion of the License portfolio and examinations. Required License coursework for students who have already earned the Dalcroze Certificate through Longy includes Methods III. For students who hold the Certificate from other institutions, the faculty will devise a program of required License coursework. One-year, full- or part-time License programs are available to qualified students.  The Dalcroze License may also be pursued through summer study alone at the discretion of the faculty. Summer License candidates must enroll in at least one Dalcroze Summer Institute for credit. Additional summers, taken for credit, may be required.