Dalcroze Studies: Draft programme and flier published

Dear colleagues,

Here is an important message of the ICDS Committee!

Paul Hille, president

Dear colleagues,

Thank you to those who have registered for the 3rd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS3)! We have a record number of registrations and delegates arriving from all over the world.

We are now moving into the final stages of preparation and are very excited about the event that we will create together. Please read this email for important information and requests.

Draft timetable

The draft conference programme is now available online: www.dalcroze-studies.com.

ICDS3 is delighted to present 7 keynotes, 61 papers, 46 workshops, 17 paper & workshops, 3 symposia, 4 roundtables, 9 posters, as well as 5 concerts, with a total of 25 different performances of various groups/artists.

We will also be hosting throughout the conference the exhibition ÉMILE JAQUES-DALCROZE: MUSIC IN MOVEMENT devoted to the work of the founder of Eurythmics. The opening evening will feature guest performances and a cocktail dinner for all delegates.

Technical facilities

For those of you with more complex technical requirements, we will be in touch about facilities for presenters/performers.


We invite you all to volunteer to chair a session or two at ICDS3 (normally a session contains 3-5 papers, or 1-2 workshops). So far, we only have 7 volunteers, whereas we need around 50! If you are willing to keep time, introduce and thank the presenters, and ask for questions, please contact info@dalcroze-studies.com with ‘chairing’ as the email subject.

Thank you in advance for your help!


If anyone would like to bring materials to sell (books, DVDs, etc.), there will be a room available during break times. If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please contact info@dalcroze-studies.com with ‘merchandise’ as the email subject.

Advertise at the conference

If you have publicity for events, publications or organisations, we will happily insert it in the conference bags. To benefit from this offer, please send 250 printed copies of any flyers, leaflets etc., to arrive by 15 July, to:

Faculté de musique
c/o Louise Mathieu
Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault, local 3355,
1055, avenue du Séminaire
Université Laval
Québec (QC) Canada G1V 0A6

We look forward to welcoming you to Université Laval and Québec City. And – remember – please share the conference details with anybody who you think might be interested! (You can download the programme and the flier at https://www.dalcroze-studies.com/programme­).

See you in Québec!

John Habron | Chair, Scientific Committee
Josée Vaillancourt | Chair, Organising Committee
Louise Mathieu | Co-Chair, Scientific Committee & Organising Committee

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Dalcroze UK announces its annual workshop

Dear colleagues,

Dalcroze UK announces its annual workshop at Coventry University July 2017 in Coventry, UF, please read the attached flyer!

Paul Hille, President

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29th Dalcroze Eurhythmics Workshop Taiwan

Dear colleagues,

Mindy Sieh is organizing the 29th Dalcroze Eurhythmics Workshop Taiwan in Taipeh April 14th to 16th 2017. Please have a look at the specific information above,

All the best,

Paul Hille, president

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Next IJD Summer Course

Here is the description of our next Summer Course at IJD, from July 3rd to 7th, 2017.

This practical course for adults will be thought by Anne-Gabrielle Chatoux (Paris), in addition to our IJD faculty teachers.

Online registration is available until May 31st, 2017.

Don’t hesitate to spread this information around you and let me know if you have any question.

Best Regards,
Hélène Nicolet

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The Inaugural Forum: Focus on Dalcroze Education in South East Asian Region

Dear colleagues,

Jerison Harper Lee, Chairman of the organizing committee, invites to The Inaugural Forum: Focus on Dalcroze Education in South East Asian Region in Malaysia from 14 – 17 August 2017.

“The event will focus on the development of Dalcroze education in the ASEAN and their neighboring countries. Daily activities include workshops, presentations, performances, round table discussions as well as recreational games. All presenters, together with the participants will stay in the hotel with all the facilities at our disposal. We are targeting a total of 350 participants.”

Paul Hille,

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Special issue of Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy

FIER is pleased to announce a special issue of Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy 8(2), which focuses on Dalcroze Eurhythmics in Music Therapy and Special Music Education.


This is the first peer-reviewed, academic journal to be devoted entirely to the connections between Dalcroze, health and wellbeing. So, a world first for Dalcroze studies and an up-to-date insight into current practice and research in this area.

Furthermore, Approaches is an online, open access journal, so these articles and other contributions (interviews, book reviews, conference reports etc.) can be freely downloaded and distributed.

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Books in Swedish

Dear colleagues,

I hope you had wonderful holdiays as well as an enjoyable transition into the new calendar year.

We started a list of Swedish books about Eurhythmics with amongst others the last publications of Eva Wedin and Ann-Krestin Vernersson, have a look at: documents/books about Eurhythmics.

Please find also below information about a remarkable book in English and Swedish by Ann-Krestin Vernersson.  The book contains many interesting points of view about Eurhythmics and information about some great German, Danish and Swedish teachers in Eurhythmics history.  The Swedish title is: ETT O-HERRANS LIV I RYTMIKENS TJÄNST – att utveckla och forma en musikpedagogik. 

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International Exchange of Dalcroze Taiwan and Poland, Switzerland and Austria

Mindy Shieh will lead 38 people from Dalcroze Taiwan to Warsaw, Katowice, Vienna and Geneva. Barbara Gruberne-Bernacka, Anetta Pasternak, Hélène Nicolet and Iguy Roulet helped to organize this trip.

Jan. 24th-28th in the Karola Szymanowskiego w Warszawie ul. Krasińskiego 1,Warsaw, Poland, with Performance Jan.27th
Dalcroze lessons by Barbara Bernacka, Agnieszka Widlarz, Gabryela Konarzewska, Mindy Shieh

Jan.29th-Feb.03rd at the Polish-Taiwanese Seminar in the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland with Performances Jan.31st & Feb.02nd
Dalcroze lessons by Anetta Pasternak, Barbara Dutkiewicz, Anna Lipiec, Aleksandra Bilinska, Iga Eckert, Dominika Koj, Anna Januszewska, Aleksandra Maciejczyk, Mindy Shieh, Chiao-Yen Chang

Feb.04th-05th: Visit of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze’s birth place, Am Hof 8, Vienna 1010 Austria

Feb.06th-10th Visit of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland with Performance Feb.08
Dalcroze lessons by Hélène Nicolet, Mireille Weber, Iramar Rodrigues, Mira Daniel, Jean-Marc Aeschimann, Iguy Roulet

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Dalcroze Canada upcoming events

Dear colleagues,

Laura Ono, Training Chair of Dalcroze Canada informs us that the International Dalcroze Canada Summer School follows directly the third Conference of Dalcroze Studies in Quebec City 2017!

Please see below the Summer flyer, along with an upcoming weekend workshop in February with Françoise Lombard.

All the best for a Happy Holiday Season.
Paul Hille, president

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Dalcroze pedagogy days and presentation of the book “Le Rythme, une révolution!”

Affiche Dalcroze Hellerau

Dear colleagues and interested friends,

Anne-Gabrielle Chatoux, Anne Lamatelle-Meyer et Laetitia Disseix-Berger from the French Dalcroze society invite to the Dalcroze pedagogy days and the presentation of the book ‘Le Rythme, une révolution!’ Please read the following invitation in French!

Paul Hille , president

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