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Music and Eurythmy I


45 hours (variable – over several weeks).

Camphill Communities California, Soquel, CA; The Camphill School, Glenmoore, PA; Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Phoenixville, PA; Camphill Village, USA, Copake, NY; Heartbeet Lifesharing, Hardwick, VT; Plowshare Farm, Greenfield, NH
September 2007 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Mentor-facilitated Independent Study
Workshop Intensive
Learner Outcomes: 

Music I: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: deepen one’s experience of music and reconnect to one’s inner musical self; overcome the fear of performing; continue to develop a strong sense of form, flow of time, pitch and rhythm, and tone production along with musical memory and analytical thinking capacity; play an instrument, as the lyre, c-flute, or recorder on an intermediate level (scales of c, g, d, and f; intervals, chords, arpeggios, legato and on-legato); sing a repertoire of songs (may be with instrument accompaniment), part songs and rounds, by ear, and from written music; play an instrument by ear or from written music; improvise alone or as part of the group; read sheet music on an introductory/intermediate level (treble clef, treble bass, sharp and flat, articulation and repeat signs, music in several parts, ect); recognize and practice a repertoire of seasonal songs, rounds, and music in parts for instrument or voice; play small ensemble music on the instrument. Eurythmy I: Students will be able to: discuss the basic elements of eurythmy as an art of movement; describe some basic principles of choreography in eurythmy; describe and demonstrate the principle of the three-fold human being in choreography and gesture; discuss and demonstrate movement in the three planes; describe and demonstrate the vowels and their eurythmy gestures as expressions of the soul’s life; use one’s body as an expressive instrument through activities such as spatial exercises, rhythmic and breathing exercises, exercises of a more hygienic nature, rod exercises and basic skills practice; develop an experiential understanding of spatial orientation, concentration, and coordination; develop conscious images, and inner pictures, which inform and direct the outer movements made by the body; strengthen the will and open and enliven the soul as a perceptive instrument for curative education, social therapy, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience through practice. 


Music: This course introduces seasonal songs, melodies for waking (recorder) and settling (lyre), reading music, major and minor keys and instrumental skills. 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 introduces participants to basic elements of eurythmy as a movement art. The practice of eurythmy is a tool to strengthen capacities of will, and open up and enliven the soul as an instrument for curative education. Participants are introduced to, and practice the following elements and principles of eurythmy: hygienic warm-up exercises; building spatial awareness (left/right, up/down, back/front, etc.); exploring the vowels and consonants of the spoken word; exploring the Dionysian element: thinking, feeling and willing in spatial forms and gestures; geometrical forms in space; copper rod exercises.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Curative Education, Social Therapy, ocial Agriculture, Inclusive Social Development, 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) (10/20 revalidation). NOTE: This course is reinforced through Practicums. NOTE: Earlier versions of this course are entitled Music I and Eurythmy I.