Professional Studies Program

 

The Dalcroze School of the Rockies™ offers professional training and development for adults who are looking to further their understanding of music and movement on a deeper level and for those interested in pursuing the internationally recognized Dalcroze™ Certificate or Dalcroze™ License.  The profound benefits of Dalcroze™ Education are diverse both for musicians and dancers. 

Professional Studies Program (PSP) classes run beginning

September 10, 2017 - May 20, 2018.

Special features of the program include:

  • One of the only authorized Dalcroze™ teacher-training centers west of Pittsburgh, it offers a clear, detailed path to Dalcroze™ Certification and/or Licensure.  (See the student handbook below for more information.)
  • We focus on artistry and accessibility to produce Dalcroze™ educators who are able to embrace music with their bodies, at an instrument, and with their voice.  As a result of excellent training, students will be able to reach their students in new and profound ways while improving their own musicianship and performance practice.  
  • The Dalcroze™ Academy provides world-class instruction with excellent facilities in the heart of Denver at Metropolitan State University of Denver. 
  • The Dalcroze School of the Rockies™ License and Pre-Diplôme Course provides students with the opportunity to work towards the internationally recognized Dalcroze™ License and also work towards the entrance exams for the Diplôme Supérieur offered in Geneva, Switzerland.  
  • The curriculum is written with the student in mind.  Checkpoint Observations are scheduled when students are ready; students can take as much time as necessary to prepare and do their best. 
  • The DSR professional studies program also provides opportunities for long-distance study including lessons via Skype and weekend workshop intensives.
  • We also offer special workshops with some of the finest Dalcroze™ teachers in the world.  Past clinicians have included:  Ruth Alperson, Bill Bauer, Monica Dale, Anne Farber, Mary Dobrea-Grindahl, Bonnie Draina, Eiko Ishizuka, Michael Joviala, Steven Moore, Stephen Neely, Hélène Nicolet, Lisa Parker, and Jack Stevenson.

Tuition and Payment

Tuition is $850 per semester.  Payment is expected at the beginning of the term or in the case of bimonthly payments, at the beginning of the term and two months later. 

Standard tuition covers weekly lessons in Eurhythmics™, Improvisation, Solfège, Pedagogy, Class Observations and Student Teaching/Mentoring.  Checkpoint Observations and Exams are not included in the tuition.

Professional Studies Individual Courses

Eurhythmics™ meets for 90 minutes each Sunday as a group class from 4:00-5:30 PM.

COST: included in full-time tuition; a la cart:  $350 per semester

Pedagogy meets each Sunday from 5:30-6:30 PM as a group class, immediately following Eurhythmics™ courses.  Through assigned readings, we will also cover some Dalcroze™ philosophy in these classes.  Students who are nearing completion of levels 3 and 5 should seek pedagogy instruction from a variety of Licensed and/or Diplômed Dalcroze teachers by submitting video footage of their teaching to these teachers and then following up with some kind of consultation.  Students must work out the financial terms of these meetings with each individual instructor.

COST: included in full-time tuition; private lessons:  $75 per hour (contact the director to schedule a lesson) 

Solfège and Improvisation both meet weekly in small groups.  The following lesson times are subject to change depending on the number of participants.  Groups of 2 usually meet for 75 minutes, groups of 3 usually meet for 90 minutes, and groups of 4 or more meet for 2 hours. 

COST: included in full-time tuition; private lessons:  $75 per hour (contact the director to schedule a lesson)

  • Level 1: TBA
  • Level 2: TBA
  • Level 3: TBA
  • Level 4: TBA
  • Level 5: TBA

Pedagogy Observations can be done at any time there are classes being offered either in person (preferred) or by video/Skype.  Students at Levels 2, 3, 4, and 5 are required to attend, observe, and participate in at least one weekly children's class throughout the academic year, either in person, through video, or through Skype.  For the pedagogy exams, students must be approved by the director to submit videos for evaluation, which means that they must have demonstrated their skills as a Dalcroze instructor (either live or by video) to at least 2-3 different Licensed or Diplômed Dalcroze teachers with positive feedback.

COST: included in full-time tuition (contact the director to schedule class observations)

Personal Checkpoint Observations and Exams

When both the student and teacher feel that a Checkpoint Observation or Exam is appropriate, then the student must schedule this with the class instructor.  It is recommended that the evaluation be held outside of class time, especially for any course held as a group. 

Cost: Since each level requires a different number of jury members, the cost changes for each exam level.  Level 1 requires one jury member; level 2 requires 2 jury members, and levels 3-5 require 3 jury members.  Students will receive valuable written feedback for every evaluation by each faculty member so that they can track their progress throughout their training. 

  • Level 1:  $35 per evaluation in Eurhythmics, Solfège, or Improvisation
  • Level 2:  $70 per evaluation in Eurhythmics, Solfège, Improvisation, or Pedagogy
  • Level 3:  $100 per evaluation in Eurhythmics, Solfège, Improvisation, or Pedagogy
  • Level 4:  $100 per evaluation in Eurhythmics, Solfège, Improvisation, Plastique Animée, or Pedagogy
  • Level 5:  $100 per evaluation in Eurhythmics, Solfège, Improvisation, Plastique Animée, or Pedagogy

Questions

If you have any questions, if you would like to arrange for an audition into full-time admission to the program, or if you would like to register for part-time study of one or more of the branches (Dalcroze™ Eurhythmics™, Solfège, or Improvisation) please contact us.