UNIT OF RHYTHMICS AND PIANO IMPROVISATION

Head of the Unit is Mag­dale­na Stępień, DA Hab., Pro­fes­sor at the FCUM.

The Unit car­ries out schol­ar­ly and teach­ing activ­i­ty in Emile Jaques-Dalcroze’s method. It orga­nizes sem­i­nars, cours­es, work­shops and oth­er events for stu­dents and teach­ers. The aim of its activ­i­ty is pro­mot­ing Dalcroze’s idea and deter­min­ing its place in the mod­ern sys­tem of musi­cal and gen­er­al edu­ca­tion. The Unit also runs pub­lish­ing activ­i­ty.

The Unit’s activ­i­ty is a con­tin­u­a­tion of the Emile Jaques-Dal­croze Course, which was found­ed by Pro­fes­sor Ryszard Zimak, Rec­tor of the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music, in Octo­ber of 2003 and attached to the Depart­ment of Music Edu­ca­tion (now: Depart­ment of Choir Con­duct­ing, Music Edu­ca­tion, Church Music, Rhyth­mics and Dance), lat­er it was known as the Emile Jaques-Dal­croze Ensem­ble exist­ing as part of the Unit of Edu­ca­tion­al Meth­ods. By deci­sion of the FCUM Sen­ate of 25 March 2013 the Unit of Edu­ca­tion­al Meth­ods was trans­formed into the Unit of Rhyth­mics and Piano Impro­vi­sa­tion.

The Dal­croze tra­di­tion has been present at the Uni­ver­si­ty since 1974 when the Exper­i­men­tal Rhyth­mics Work­shop attached to the Insti­tute of Music Ped­a­gogy start­ed its activ­i­ty. Since 1983 Dalcroze’s method has exist­ed if a form of a teach­ing spe­cial­ty (rhyth­mics stud­ies) at the Depart­ment of Music Edu­ca­tion (now: Depart­ment of Choir Con­duct­ing, Music Edu­ca­tion, Church Music, Rhyth­mics and Dance).

The basic aims of the Unit are:

Unit of Members

Co-workers

Contact:

e-mail: zriif@chopin.edu.pl


last modified: 01/12/2017