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Music and Eurythmy II

Location: 
Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA; Social Therapy Program, Copake, NY; Soquel, CA; N. Vancouver, BC; and instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
Length: 
45 hours (across several weeks - varies).
Dates: 
September 2007 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Music: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the key signature and its progression of harmony and rhythm in a song; use a variety of instruments based on harmony and rhythm, to create an accompaniment to a song (e.g. bells, chimes, percussion instruments, Borduin lyres, etc.). Eurythmy: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: implement some basic principles of choreography; describe the relation of vowels to the planets; describe some of the underlying principles of the eurythmy curriculum in the Waldorf school; describe and demonstrate some exercises that support the child within the Waldorf school curriculum.

Instruction: 

Music: This course provides and introduction to music theory, focusing on key signatures, harmony, chord progressions and rhythm. Participants learn to develop accompaniments to songs, using a variety of musical instruments. Participants receive group instruction during class and are given assignments for individual practice. Handouts support instruction and assignments (e.g., finger-charts, sheet music). Participants receive individual tutoring as needed to achieve course objectives. Eurythmy: This course aims to deepen the capacity of soul experience through movement and introduces key aspects of the use of eurythmy to support child development in Waldorf education. Participants are introduced to, and practice, the following elements and principles of eurythmy: hygienic warm-up exercises; basic pedagogical forms; continued explorations of the qualities of vowels and consonants; choreography - deepening the experience of Dionysian eurythmy; basic elements of the musical scale and the intervals; the planetary gestures in relationship to the vowels; key elements of the Waldorf eurythmy curriculum and its application within curative education.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Curative Education, Music, Movement, Expressive Arts, Education, Curative Educational Curative Methods, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (10/09 Administrative Review) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation). NOTE: This course is reinforced through the Education Practicum and the Home Life and Care Practicum. NOTE: Earlier versions of this course are entitled Music II and Eurythmy II.

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