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Music and Eurythmy II


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 II: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand how musical activities relate to and support the developmental necessities of the growing human being, within the professional context of social therapy or curative education; use this understanding to imbue one’s work as a curative educator or social therapist with a musical quality in the sense of time flow, beauty, harmony, and awareness of group dynamics and as a tool to support others, and one’s own individual development; continue to consciously build upon one’s musical skills of tone and technique on different instruments of choice; identify and apply notes in treble and for some students in bass clef, note values, including dotted notes, time signatures, rests, ties and slurs, first and second endings, flats, sharps and naturals, whole and half steps, major and minor scales, key signatures in the circle of fifth, some basic dynamics and musical expressions, intervals; learn specific instrumental methods and their applications in compositions, such as fingering, intervals, scales, chords, arpeggios to enable further intermediate level individual and/or group performance; choose appropriate songs, music and instruments for a particular class or situation; qualitatively deepen one’s abilities to sing in choir with or without instrumental accompaniment; experience and create music individually and with others; develop self-discipline through faithful instrumental practice; deepen one’s ability to take initiative and pursue opportunities to bring music and musical elements into daily life; demonstrate an awareness of the connection between music, anthroposophy and human development and apply it in life; perform in a community musical ensemble and individually; use all instruments one has learned and practiced in a pedagogical or social situation. Eurythmy II: Students will be able to: explain the relationship of vowels to the planets; describe and demonstrate the basic principles and expressive qualities of the consonants; discuss the existential human experience with regard to the polarity between vowels and consonants; implement basic principles of choreography; explore ways in which eurythmy can be modified for individuals with developmental disabilities without sacrificing its effect and potency; demonstrate some hygienic exercises that could support a person with developmental disabilities; apply underlying principles of eurythmy to one’s work as a curative educator, social therapist, or other professional/practitioner in the field of inclusive social development.  


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, Social Therapy, Social 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 II and Eurythmy II.