Artistic Expression in the Choral Classroom using Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Thursday, January 10, 2019
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Tampa Convention Center
West Hall B
Grade Levels
Middle School, High School, University
Sponsored By
Clinic Outline


This session will introduce participants to the Dalcroze approach and its application to the choral art by providing them with practical tools for enhancing their rehearsals and performances. The goals of Dalcroze Eurhythmics are to develop and increase focus, rhythmic integrity, expression, musicianship skills, and social interaction. In this session, participants will be actively engaged in a variety of movement exercises that have direct, practical application to the choral rehearsal.

Dr. Marla Butke 

Otterbein University
Adjunct Music Professor

Marla Butke, Ph.D., directs the Women's Chorale and teaches General Music and Choral Methods at Otterbein University, and teaches Choral Methods at Capital University in Ohio. She holds degrees from Miami University, Wright State University and The Ohio State University. She is a Master Teaching Artist with the American Eurhythmics Society and serves as the President of the board of AES. Dr. Butke regularly presents Dalcroze Eurhythmics workshops throughout the United States and internationally, including recent presentations in Shenzen, China, and at the International Dalcroze Conference in England, the OAKE, AOSA, and ACDA National Conferences, and the NAfME Eastern Division Conference. Dr. Butke has been published in General Music Today, TRIAD, Update, The Orff Echo, and Enrollment Management. Her book, co-authored by Dr. David Frego, Meaningful Movement: A Music Teacher's Guide to Dalcroze Eurhythmics was recently released.

Session Coordinator:
Lesleigh Howard-Zeno

The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.