David Frego is the Director of the Penn State University School of Music and past-president of the American Eurhythmics Society. He regularly presents workshops on Dalcroze Eurhythmics throughout the globe. While teacher training is a major part of Dr. Frego’s work, he also studies the effect of eurhythmics on adults affected with post-traumatic stress. David has published books, book chapters, DVDs and articles in music education journals and journals for arts medicine.
Sessions / ateliers
Meaningful Movement: Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the General Music Classroom
Participants will be engaged join brain to body connections through purposeful movement that explores the elements of music (focus, pulse, beat, duration, meter, and phrasing). Direct transfers will be made to the general music classroom. Handouts will provide extensions on lesson ideas.
Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the Upper Elementary Classroom
This session provides extensions on brain to body connections for upper elementary students. Activities include focus, canon, mixed meter, conducting and rhythmic solfège. Strategies are provided on how to incorporate these activities into a Kodàly or Orff curriculum.
Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Discovering the Nuance of Music through Movement
Plastique animée is the craft of representing the music through movement. This session will provide strategies that will help students discover aesthetic movement vocabulary and how to apply it to music. Activities include flocking, statues, shadowing, and tension & relaxation. A list of potential recordings will be provided in the handouts.