Introduction of Eurythmics
Each ensemble group here at Southwestern (Wind Ensemble, Chorale, etc.) took one class away from the rehearsal hall and stepped onto the stage to learn the basics of Eurythmics. The students were surprised at how interactive it was, and they were able to incorporate the thought process and experiences back into their musical endeavors.
Eurhythmics was developed in the early 20th century by Swiss musician and educator Émile Jaques-Dalcroze. Dalcroze Eurhythmics teaches concepts of rhythm, structure, and musical expression using movement, and is the concept for which Dalcroze is best known.
Jack has served as guest faculty in music education, piano improvisation, ear-training and choreography at many leading colleges and universities including: Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland, (professor in residence) Oberlin Conservatory of Music, (artist in residence) The Royal Conservatory of Toronto, Carnegie-Mellon University among others. Jack has co-authored the text Rhythm and Pitch: An Integrated Approach to Sightsinging, published by Prentice-Hall. His latest publication is an iBook published on iTunes “Pursuing A Jaques-Dalcroze Education - Solfége Volume I” and is currently writing Volume II and III. It is the most comprehensive textbook on Jaques-Dalcroze Solfège published to date.