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March 11, 2016 Monthly Meeting

Teachers' Workshop:  Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Brian Sweigart, presenter

Friday, March 11, 10:30-11:45 am

Cleveland Institute of Music, room 217


Eurhythmics is the study of music through movement, pioneered by Swiss music educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. In this workshop, we will discuss some history and evolution of movement-based music study, different types of eurhythmics programs, and ideas for utilizing eurhythmics ideas in the private studio. 


Come prepared to do some light movement, as the discussion of eurythmics is not complete without moving!



Presenter Biography:


Brian Sweigart has been the chair of the eurhythmics department at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 2009. He received his Masters Degree in Percussion Performance from Youngstown State University and earned his Bachelors degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Dalcroze Eurhythmics studying with David Brown and Percussion Performance studying with Richard Weiner and Paul Yancich. Brian also attended Interlochen Arts Academy. He has taught eurhythmics at many schools in Cleveland including the Cleveland Music School Settlement, Early Childhood Enrichment Center at Shaker Family Center, The Montessori School at Holy Rosary, and Horizon Montessori. Brian’s teaching has taken him to Maine, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Georgia, Virginia, Texas and Kentucky where he has taught eurhythmics to all ages. In addition to teaching, Brian has performed as a percussionist in groups such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Ohio Light Opera Orchestra, and the Percussion Plus Project. Brian teaches preparatory percussion lessons at the Cleveland Institute of Music.


FREE for NEOMTA members

$10 for non-NEOMTA members





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