Baylor Students Offered World Renowned Instruction Through Series

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Jan. 27, 2012

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The music education division of Baylor University's School of Music will sponsor nationally recognized musical instructor David Frego, Ph.D., Roland K. Blumberg Endowed professor in music at the University of Texas at San Antonio, to present a series of workshops Monday, Jan. 30, in the Jones Concert Hall of the McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave.

Michele Henry, Ph.D., associate professor of music education at Baylor, said Frego's workshops are centered on the Dalcroze approach to musical instruction, which is known for incorporating movement, improvisation and solfege into the instruction. Students who attend the workshops will be introduced to this approach and will participate while learning the instructional techniques.

The first workshop will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. and will focus on the Swiss conductor and founder of the Dalcroze Method: Émile Jaques-Dalcroze. The second and third workshops, which are from 6-7:30 p.m. and from 7:30-9 p.m., will focus on Dalcroze techniques for general music instruction.

Frego received his undergraduate degree from Brandon University in Canada, a master's degree in choral performance, a master's of music education and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. His specialties include elementary general music education and Dalcroze Eurhythmics. He is past-president and a member of the advisory board of the Dalcroze Society of America.

The event is free of charge, and music education majors are required to attend and participate. Others are invited to observe, room permitting.

Frego's workshops are a part of Baylor's School of Music's Lyceum Series, which is designed to bring world class artists and teachers to Baylor.

For more information visit the Baylor School of Music or call (254) 710-3264.

by Carmen Galvan, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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