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Thomsen, Kathy

Summer Graduate Program - Dalcroze, Musicianship
Degree
D.M.A. University of Minnesota
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5870
Mail
University of St. Thomas
Graduate Music, LOR 103
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Kathy Thomsen is an Associate Professor of Music and Fine Arts Division Coordinator at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. She serves on the summer faculty at the University of St. Thomas in their Graduate Programs in Music Education.  She has an undergraduate degree from Hamline, a M.M. from the University of Michigan, and a D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota. Kathy holds a license in Dalcroze Eurhythmics from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, is president of the Dalcroze Society of America, and editor of the American Dalcroze Journal. At Hamline University she teaches piano, the Elements of Music, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and conducts the Women's Chorale. During her sabbatical in 2004, Kathy traveled to six middle schools around Minnesota to teach Dalcroze Eurhythmics to their orchestras and bands.  Her article, ‘Hearing is Believing: Dalcroze Solfege and Musical Understanding,’ was published in Music Educators Journal in December 2011.  She gives Dalcroze workshops throughout the US to choral conductors, music educators, and music students.

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
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Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 651 - 01 Dalcroze Musicianship M T W R F - - 0900 - 1245 BEC 120

Days of Week:

M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1245

Location:

BEC 120

Course Registration Number:

30186 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kathy M. Thomsen

Musicianship development based on the Dalcroze approach. Study of eurhythmics (training the body in rhythm and dynamics), solfege (training the ear, eye and voice in pitch melody and harmony using fixed-do), improvisation (combining eurhythmics and solfege according to the students' own invention - in movement, with the voice, on an instrument), and methods (application tools for classroom and studio).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GMUS 750 - 01 Musicianship I M T W R - - - 0900 - 1215 BEC 120

Days of Week:

M T W R - - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1215

Location:

BEC 120

Course Registration Number:

30124 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kathy M. Thomsen

Studies in musicianship, including systematic sight-reading, aural transcription, and analytical skill development. Course is required for Master of Arts students.

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Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
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