2021 Longy Dalcroze Online Summer Institute

June 28-July 2, 2021
9am-4pm, EDT
Graduate Credits: 3

Once again this year, the Longy Dalcroze Summer Institute, comes to your home for this 5-day intensive online course. 
Dalcroze Eurhythmics uses rhythmic movement, intense listening, and improvisation to unlock creativity and open the doors to enriched and enlivened music making.
The Longy Dalcroze Summer Institute is designed for all musicians!

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

Equally applicable to the classroom, private studio, beginner or advanced performers, this holistic approach to musical understanding and creativity, complements traditional avenues of study and practice. Students will discover creative applications in their own work.

This online course brings one of the most renowned Dalcroze faculties in the United States from Longy, directly to your home.

Join Us!

Longy Faculty

Eiko Ishizuka
Diplôme Supérieur
Director of Dalcroze Summer Institute
Ginny Latts
Adriana Ausch
Melissa Tucker

Longy Guest Faculty

Dr. Ruth Alperson
Diplôme Supérieur
Alissa Cardone
Movement Specialist

Welcome to the internationally-recognized Longy Dalcroze Summer Institute!

Each year, students from around the world receive an immersive Dalcroze education through our program, and return home to become leaders in the field of Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

Building on the success of last year’s Virtual Institute this summer’s program will take place online—where you can expect a very active and physically/mentally engaging week from the comfort of your own home.

Together we’ll explore how the whole body is musical; you’ll grow in countless ways as a performer, composer, and/or teacher. The rich variety of activities all center on music, movement, improvisation, and active listening. Bring an inquisitive mind and an openness to exploration (as well as a few resource materials mentioned below).

I look forward to sharing this dynamic and embodied approach to musicianship and music-making with you!

Warm regards,
– Eiko Ishizuka, Director

Based on the artistic and pedagogical principles of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, this training course expressively teaches music’s fundamental concepts, heightens the body’s natural response to music, while emphasizing imagination and redefining the coordination between ear, mind and body.

Subjects of this integrated approach include: Eurhythmics, Solfège, Improvisation, Dalcroze Pedagogy and Plastique Animée.
(Handouts and other written course materials will be provided.)

2021 Institute Information
Tuition and Deadlines

2021 Tuition and Deadlines

One Full Week course for credit: $900
One Full Week course for non-credit: $825
Per-Day Price (sign up for 1-4 full days): $180/day

Please contact program director Eiko Ishizuka with any questions or for further information.**
Registration ends June 25, 2021.

**Those students working toward the Dalcroze certification through Longy School of Music of Bard College should take the full week course.

Questions? Please inquire with program director Eiko Ishizuka.

Materials List and Set-Up Suggestions

Plan Ahead to Facilitate At-Home Learning
  • Create some open floor space to move freely, while you’re near the computer
  • Have your instrument and/or piano, electric keyboard (minimum 76 keys) available near the computer
  • Rhythm Sticks, tennis ball, scarf, hand drum
  • Hand-Outs and other written materials will be provided

Schedule of Events

As always, we welcome our Longy Dalcroze Summer Institute participants from around the world! Our Institute class schedule is based on EDT (Eastern Daylight Savings Time).

We hope you’ll join us from your home and participate live in all classes, as you will receive the greatest benefit this way. Due to a time difference for some, there may be classes that are difficult to attend. If so, we are also making recordings of each class available to our registered students.

Daily Schedule
9:00am–9:45am Movement *
10:00am–1:00pm Global Class
The Global Course consists of the core Dalcroze Subjects: Eurhythmics, Solfege, Improvisation; sections are divided by levels and students are placed in levels, based on experience. From the beginner to the more experienced student, participants will learn, develop and be able to work toward their Dalcroze credentials.
2:00pm–3:00pm Pedagogy
3:15pm–4:00pm Plastique Animée *

*For the Movement and Plastique Animée classes, everyone will be all together. For the Global & Pedagogy classes, students will be grouped according to level.

Questions? Please inquire with program director Eiko Ishizuka.