Blending Dalcroze Eurhythmics with the Kodaly Approach

This session will allow participants to experience the core components of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. The Dalcroze approach can be effectively blended with the Kodály philosophy to enhance the preparation and practice stages of musical concept learning. Movement activities focusing on rhythmic integrity and expressiveness will be presented. Folk song applications, assessment, piano improvisation, space limitations, and classroom management issues will also be addressed.


Feb 18 2023


9:00 am - 10:00 pm


Christopher Newport University
Norfolk, Virginia


  • Dr. Marla Butke
    Dr. Marla Butke
    Otterbein University - Retired

    Marla Butke, Ph.D., recently retired from Otterbein University where she directed the Women’s Chorale and taught General Music and Choral Methods, holds degrees from Miami University, Wright State University and The Ohio State University. She is a Master Teaching Artist with the American Eurhythmics Society and serves as the President of the Board of AES. Dr. Butke regularly presents Dalcroze Eurhythmics workshops throughout the United States and internationally, including presentations in Spain, China, and England, and for the American Choral Directors Association National and Central/North Central Regional Conferences, as well as other national and state music education conferences. Dr. Butke and co-author, Dr. David Frego, have written two books, Meaningful Movement: A Music Teacher’s Guide to Dalcroze Eurhythmics, published by Music is Elementary and Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the Choral Classroom published by the Hal Leonard Corporation.

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