In this episode of TAP, we’re continuing our conversations about active music making approaches. Today I talk with Dr. Marla Butke, current president of the American Eurhythmics Society, about using Dalcroze in thegeneral music classroom.

Marla Butke, Ph.D., directs the Women’s Chorale at Otterbein University and teaches Choral Methods at Capital University. She has previously taught at Ashland University, Xavier University, The Ohio State University, and Ohio Wesleyan University. 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, serves as the president of the board of AES, and is on the board of the Ohio Choral Directors Association. Dr. Butke regularly presents workshops throughout the United States on Dalcroze Eurhythmics. 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.

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