Dalcroze Summer Institute

June 24–July 12, 2019
Welcome to the internationally recognized Longy Dalcroze Summer Institute!

2019 Registration Closed

Students from around the world receive their Dalcroze education through this Institute. Graduates return to their countries to become leaders in the field of Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

Each year, we enjoy a wonderful three weeks of music making. You learn that the whole body is musical and grows 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 is provided about the process of attaining the levels toward Dalcroze Certification.

I hope you are intrigued and ready to join us!

– Lisa Parker, Director Emeritus

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.


1 week: $832
2 weeks: $1,665
3 weeks: $2,448

1 week: $703
2 weeks: $1,406
3 weeks: $2,104

*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.


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

New! Pre-License Course 

Only week-1 special offering. Open to students who have already passed Level 3 and above.

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

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

Longy Faculty

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

Longy Guest Faculty

Dr. Ruth Alperson, Diplôme Supérieur
Hélène Nicolet, Diplôme Supérieur
Alissa Cardone, Movement Specialist

Typical Daily Schedule

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 2019!

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.