The Winona State University Department of Music will host “The Dalcroze Approach for Music Educators” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Performing Arts Center room 156.

This workshop will offer strategies for using purposeful movement in music classrooms to teach fundamental concepts. The approach was developed by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze to teach music and musicianship through physical movement. Participants will be able to learn why movement is an effective tool.

This workshop is taught by clinician Kathy Thomsen. Thomsen is one of the founders of the American Eurhythmics Society, which is a group of music educators who use movement, singing and improvisation to strengthen learning in the music classroom. She is also an associate professor at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn.

This workshop is the first in a series of three elementary music workshops. Each workshop costs $25 to attend. If you register by Oct. 4, registration for all three workshops is $70. Participants can register the day of the workshop or online by searching the course name at

For more information visit or email Cathy Schmidt at

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