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The Dalcroze Romania Certificate

Wednesday, 13 October 2021 , ora 15.21

The first large-scale training project in music education in Romania was launched on Friday, September 24th, at the embassy of the Swiss Confederation in Bucharest. The Dalcroze Romania Certificate, a two years continuous training, proposed by the Jaques Dalcroze Institute in Geneva in partnership with the Culture through Music Association.

The training, which offers an internationally recognized certificate, focuses on three main subjects, rhythmic, based on music and body movement, solfeggio, in which voice and inner hearing are taught in relation to the sensation of sound space and instrumental improvisation.

"We've launched this continuing educational program, which is called the Dalcroze Certificate in Romania. It's a continuing educational formative experience of post-graduate type, which addresses more professional categories. We've taken this crazy courage to open a training in the field of pedagogy music and some people who do not necessarily come from the field of professionals, who come for example from the area of education, who come from the area of social assistance, psychology, acting, dance and of course we must mention those who come from the area of music. " Oana Cosmovici, the founder of the Culture through Music Association, initiator of this educational project, dedicated to the Dalcroze method, a method for music and through music.

His Excellency Arthur Mattli, the Swiss ambassador in Bucharest
, commented on this statement: "I grew up in the German part of Switzerland, my wife grew up in the French-speaking area. I was rather led by the Orff method, my wife to JaquesDalcroze So, you see, two music educational systems have come together in our family by chance, and I think such programs are important to know how to address, which is how we want to give children a proper music education. "It's a question that all parents should ask themselves. The school offers what it can, but it's often not enough. We have to offer extracurricular classes when we find ourselves together in the family. We have to think that this time together, quality time we spend with children, how to give them something we received from our parents as a musical background.Music is in our DNA as Europeans, and Romanians really have music in their blood. Therefore, how should we offer them this? There are so many different methods. JaquesDalcroze is just one of them. There are many others. But I think rather the question we ask ourselves is not whether we choose JaquesDalcroze or another method, but whether or not we have a concept, a structure as a basis of education, or we simply let things happen. Informing and realizing that there are such methods, bring new answers to this question to educators and parents and that may arouse the curiosity of music consumers. Those who listen to your wonderful radio station. It's a good opportunity to ask ourselves: how to educate our children for the new generation?

Ana Voinescu
Translated by Paula-Silvia Codescu,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu