Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Ashland University Department of Music and the American Eurhythmics Society (AES) will present a Eurhythmics Workshop for General Music and Choral Classrooms on Saturday, January 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ashland University's Redwood Hall.  

The workshop will feature Brian Sweigart, chair of the Eurhythmics Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music, along with presentations by Jayne Wenner, The Ohio State University; Dr. Marla Butke and Rowland Blackley from Ashland University. 

Mr. Sweigart has taught Eurhythmics at many schools in Cleveland including the Cleveland Music School Settlement, Early Childhood Enrichment Center at Shaker Family Center, The Montessori School at Holy Rosary and Horizon Montessori.  His teaching has taken him to Maine, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Georgia and Kentucky where he has taught Eurhythmics to all ages. 

In addition to teaching, he performs as a percussionist in groups such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Ohio Light Opera Orchestra and the Percussion Plus Project. He  received his master's degree in Percussion Performance from Youngstown State University and earned his bachelor's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Percussion. Mr. Sweigart also attended Interlochen Arts Academy.

Workshop participants can register now with Dr. Marla Butke at mbutke@ashland.edu with payment due at the workshop. The fee for the workshop includes lunch and is $75 or only $65 for AES members. For information about joining AES, visit www.americaneurhythmics.org.

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