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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Early Childhood Music Association of Ontario

will be holding its

Annual General Meeting

on

Sunday October 25, 2015

at

12:45 pm

at U.of T. Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building Rm 330

All members welcome

FALL WORKSHOP 2014

If you are joining us on Sunday October 19, 2014 for our fall workshop, please note that there are road closures in Toronto:

Here is the link:  http://www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/en/pdf/roadclosures14.pdf

Music is Movement:

Dalcroze education for young children and their instructors

with 

Dr. Jeremy Dittus, Diplôme Supérieur

Dalcroze Education is a unique, exciting, and powerful way of knowing music through the body. In this workshop we will explore Dalcroze education as it relates to young children. Participants will come away with inspiring ideas and concrete applications they can use immediately. There will be a live demo class of 5 year olds that Jeremy will teach to illustrate the ways that Dalcroze pedagogy can bring the elements of music to life for Kindergarten and primary students.  Come ready to move around!  Lunch is provided for participants who pre-register.

phot Jeremy Dittus

 Date:  October 19, 2014

Time:  10:30 – 4:30

Location:  University of Toronto, Edward Johnson Bldg, Rm 330

Jeremy Dittus currently teaches on the summer faculty at Colorado State University where he founded and now directs the Dalcroze School of the Rockies Dalcroze Academy teacher-training center. A former Lecturer in piano, theory, and solfège at the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory in Cleveland, he also has instructed undergraduate solfège, piano, and composition courses at the University of Colorado at Boulder as well as eurhythmics and solfège at L’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr. Dittus has presented Dalcroze workshops at home and abroad including the World Piano Conference, International Early Childhood Music and Movement Convention, National Dalcroze Conference, National Flute Convention, Colorado Music Educators Association State Convention, Piano Celebration at Metro-State University in Denver, University of Louisville Piano Institute, in addition to several summer music institutes and universities and conservatories across the country.

He is the founder and director of the Dalcroze School of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado, the only authorized Dalcroze training center west of Pittsburgh in the United States.   The DSR offers Eurhythmics classes for children ages 4-14, adult enrichment classes, and full time study toward the Dalcroze Certificate/License (eurhythmics, solfège, improvisation, and pedagogy).

To pre-register you can download our Workshop Registration form.  The Early bird deadline is October 5th, 2014. Or you can register on line: