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Movements in music education:

The First

International Conference of Dalcroze Studies

24 – 26 July 2013,

Coventry University, UK



Our conference

In recent years there has been an upsurge in the academic study of embodiment and the centrality of movement and rhythm in music cognition, education and performance. This conference seeks to extend our understanding of Dalcroze Eurhythmics from these and a wide variety of other perspectives: historical, cultural, socio-political, theoretical, philosophical and empirical. It also seeks to promote interdisciplinary dialogue between researchers into Dalcroze Eurhythmics and those from a wide field of related disciplines and practices.

2013 sees the centenary of the London School of Dalcroze Eurhythmics (LSDE), founded to promote the teaching method of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950) in the UK. This is the first international conference of Dalcroze Studies and is part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of the LSDE.

Confirmed keynote speakers

Prof. Louise Mathieu, Université Laval, Canada
Prof. Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, University of Oregon, USA Dr Katie Overy, University of Edinburgh, UK

Delegate fee- £120

Fee includes lunch & refreshments, conference materials and historical exhibitions

Call for abstracts
The conference committee invites presentations on topics such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, his teaching, writings, composition and improvisation, and his musical, philosophical and cultural influences

  • The history and impact of Dalcroze Eurhythmics worldwide

  • The relationships between Dalcroze Eurhythmics, theatre, dance and other educational and somatic


  • Past and present applications of Dalcroze Eurhythmics

  • Current pedagogical practice

  • Dalcroze, health and wellbeing

  • The Dalcroze identity

    We also welcome related presentations on music, movement and the body from a range of disciplines and perspectives including: aesthetics, dance, ethnomusicology, evolutionary biology, gender politics, improvisation, music analysis, music pedagogy, music therapy, musicology, neuroscience, performance studies, phenomenology, psychology, somatic practices and spirituality. Performances of Jaques-Dalcroze’s music or related repertoire are welcome as well as presentations of plastique animée, theatrical or dance work. Poster presentations may be invited, depending on the amount of submissions received.


    The conference committee invites researchers and practitioners to submit abstracts for: Papers (20 mins)
    Dalcroze teaching demonstrations (60 mins)
    Workshops (45 mins)

    Symposia- a shared platform for three researchers/practitioners to present a specific topic in-depth (60 mins) Position papers- short papers setting out an idea and asking for feedback (7 mins)
    Performances- timings to be arranged with conference committee

    All presentations will be followed by additional time for discussion.


    Please submit the following information:

  • Title of presentation

  • Type of presentation (paper, symposium etc.)

  • Name/s of presenter/s

  • Affiliation/s

  • Requirements (e.g. audiovisual, spaces, instruments)

  • Contact details

  • Description (If a research paper, please use the following headings: introduction, methodology, results and


    All submissions must be no more than 300 words

    To submit your paper please

    click here


    Deadline for submissions: 07 January 2013
  • Notification of outcome by 28 February 2013

    Conference committee

    Dr John Habron, Coventry University, UK (chair)
    Dr Ruth
    Alperson (Dean), Hoff-Barthelson Music School, USA
    Karin Greenhead (Director of Studies), Dalcroze Society UK
    Dr Marja-Leena Juntunen, Sibelius Academy, Finland
    Prof. Reto W. Kressig MD (Chair of Geriatrics), University of Basel, Switzerland Dr Louise Mathieu, Université Laval, Canada
    Dr Sandra Nash, Dalcroze Australia
    Dr Selma Odom (Professor
    Emerita), York University, Canada
    Dr Joan Pope OAM, President Dalcroze Australia
    Dr Jane Southcott (Associate Professor), Monash University, Australia


    For general questions about the event or submission of abstracts please contact Julia Baron, 02476 888236 or email Adres poczty elektronicznej jest chroniony przed robotami spamującymi. W przeglądarce musi być włączona obsługa JavaScript, żeby go zobaczyć. For questions regarding the content of the conference, or for information on becoming a conference partner/sponsor, please contact John Habron by email: Adres poczty elektronicznej jest chroniony przed robotami spamującymi. W przeglądarce musi być włączona obsługa JavaScript, żeby go zobaczyć.

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