Dynamic Music Experience Through Dalcroze Eurhythmics (EDUX 9344)
With Marla Butke and David Frego

July 19-23, 2021

This course will provide a foundation of Dalcroze Eurhythmics and how a purposeful movement approach can be woven into the Orff Schulwerk curriculum. Participants will have the opportunity to internalize the elements of music through the four facets of eurhythmics: movement, rhythmic solfège, keyboard improvisation and plastique animée. Lessons and pedagogy will occur throughout the week with opportunities for participants to create micro-lessons to present on the final day.  

Suggested Materials:  

  • Butke & Frego: Meaningful Movement: A Music Teacher’s Guide to Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Published by Music is Elementary 
  • Comfortable footwear or a jazz shoe 
  • A journal for note taking 
  • Classical, Jazz, or World Music on your listening device 


Location: The San Francisco School, 300 Gaven St, SF, CA 94134. (www.sfschool.org) Students must arrange their own housing and meals. Please do not contact the SF School for information, but direct all questions to sforff@gmail.com


Dates: July 19-23, 2021

Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: $650.00 (No Credit); $760.00 (2 Continuing Education Credits)


About the instructors: Marla Butke, Ph.D., directs the Women’s Chorale and teaches General Music and Choral Methods at Otterbein University in Ohio. She holds degrees from Miami University, Wright State University and The Ohio State University. She is the President of and a Master Teaching Artist with the American Eurhythmics Society. Dr. Butke regularly presents Dalcroze Eurhythmics workshops throughout the United States and internationally, including recent presentations in Spain, China, and England, at OAKE, AOSA, and ACDA National Conferences, and the NAfME Eastern Division Conference. Her book, co-authored by Dr. David Frego, Meaningful Movement: A Music Teacher’s Guide to Dalcroze Eurhythmics, is published by Music is Elementary. 


David Frego, Ph.D., is the Director and Professor of the Penn State University School of Music and a music education faculty member. He is past-president and a Master Teaching Artist with the American Eurhythmics Society and regularly presents Dalcroze workshops and certification training courses around the globe. While the use of purposeful movement in teacher training is an important part of Dr. Frego’s work, he also studies the effect of eurhythmics on adults affected by post-traumatic stress. David Frego and Marla Butke are currently collaborating on their second book, Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the Choral Classroom, to be released by Hal Leonard Publishing.