B. Application Procedure - Den norske Eurytmihøyskole

Prof.Dahls gt.30, 0260 Oslo Tlf.: 22 44 32 90
E- post: [email protected]
Bankgiro: 1254. 05. 01767
In the year 2014-15, the post-graduate Bachelor program of Den norske
Eurytmihøyskole (University College of Eurythmy in Norway) BACI Program A
(Part-time) will be offered in Spring Valley, New York, at Eurythmy Spring
Valley and in Oslo at Den norske Eurytmihoyskole. Eurythmy instructors are
Michael Leber and Coralee Schmandt.
Entrance Requirements:
Eurythmists with a eurythmy diploma from a recognised eurythmy training and
at least a high school diploma can apply for the part-time Bachelor Up-grading
course (BACI). Pedagogical training is not a part of the BA Course, so students
must be able to document previous experience in their trainings and in
professional situations. In addition, students on the program should be able to
enter into the artistic in a relatively short time and practice independently
between sessions.
Dates: The course takes place in three modules:
Module 1: Sunday, September 28th – Saturday, October 11th, 2014 takes
place in Spring Valley.
Module 2: Wednesday, February 18 – Tuesday, February 24, 2015 takes
place in Spring Valley.
Module 3: Tuesday, June 30th -- Monday, July 6th, 2015 takes place in
All sessions begin at 9.00 am on first day and end at 12.00 on the last day
except July 6th, which will end at 18.00.
Mode of Instruction:
While on-site, students will receive individual and group instruction and
guidance from the teachers on the course. Students are expected to practice
the solo and group pieces between sessions with mentors in their own location.
Solo and group eurythmy performances will be public. An external examiner
will be present to help assess the capacities of each student and students will
have a maximum of 2 chances to re-take each of the exams in the event of a
The modules and individual practice times are an opportunity to refresh
artistic eurythmy with experienced teachers who will encourage each student
to fulfil their eurythmic potential. For many who have been teaching in schools,
for example, this will be a welcome and enlivening experience.
Description of the Course of Studies:
Each session will focus on the following:
Module 1:
 Students will choose one solo form by Rudolf Steiner in speech eurythmy
and in tone eurythmy to work on individually and present in Module 2.
 Students will begin work on group pieces that will be presented in
Module 3.
 Classes in speech formation and an introduction to music theory/
listening skills will be given. Students take the music theory exam in
Module 1 and if necessary there will be a re-take in Module 2.
Module 2:
 Each student will choose another poem and piece of music (without a
given form) to shape artistically in a way that reflects a grasp of
underlying eurythmic principles. These solos are presented in Module 3.
A written description of the creative process and eurythmic elements is
due June 1, 2015 and the solo performance will be accompanied by a
short oral summation of its content.
 Presentation of poems in epic, lyric, and dramatic styles for speech
formation graduation.
 Pedagogical paper is due.
Module 3:
 Written description of process due June 1, 2015.
 Performance of solos with talks
 Performance of the group pieces.
 The graduation ceremony will take place at the end of this session.
Graduation Requirements for the BACI program A:
Students who enter the up-grading course have to fulfil the same requirements
as our graduating students. These are:
1) Pedagogy: Participants can demonstrate teaching competence with a
written presentation based on their post-graduate experience as a teacher.
We will discuss the nature of this assignment in October and the written
work will be due in February. We will provide some guidelines on how to
structure your writing and formulate what you want to say.
2) Music Theory: Competence in music (including listening skills) is a prerequisite for graduation. The test for music skills will be in October and the
re-take in February. An introduction to the exam will be offered in the first
module but those who require more assistance should seek further help
3) Speech Formation: Some instruction in speech formation as well as
guidance in choosing poems for epic, lyric, and dramatic speech will be
given in October. You are encouraged to bring your own suggestions for
your individual work when you come in October. The final speech
presentation will be in February.
4) Tone and Speech Eurythmy: Eurythmy competence will be practiced and
presented in three ways:
a. Group forms in speech and tone will be worked on in the three
modules and will be presented as an artistic whole in July. The
focus here is on working together creatively with a clear focus on
the artistic task at hand.
b. You may choose two solo Steiner forms (one speech, one tone) to
work on between October and February. Here the focus is on
individual creative initiative and a grasp of the intention expressed
in the form. Performance: February 26, 27, & 28 2015.
c. From February until July, each eurythmist works on a piece of
music and a poem of their own choice artistically. Here the focus is
on the grasp of eurythmic principles in bringing a poem or piece of
music to expression. One part of this task will be the artistic
presentation itself and the other part will be articulating the
process and creative decisions you have made. The written part of
this assignment is due June 1st. The solos and talks will take place
on July 4, 5, & 6, 2015.
Criteria for Evaluating Eurythmy in the BA Course: The solos and group pieces
prepared for the BA course will be evaluated by the same criteria as the
students graduating from the fourth year in the full-time programme. The
following general criteria should be met.
The student should be able to:
 Work freely and creatively with the basic elements of eurythmy
 Express him/herself in an individual artistic way
 Take the “unheard” into account in the movement of the piece
 Ask relevant questions in the creative process
 Reflect on his/her own eurythmic development
The solos and the group pieces presented by the students should demonstrate:
 Mastery of the eurythmic instrument
 Artistic expressiveness
 The ability to grasp the appropriate style of a poem or music piece
The Faculty:
Michael Leber, Dip Ed, (University of Plymouth) is one of our leading
eurythmists. He has been Director of Stuttgart Eurythmeum for many
years and has an international reputation as a performer and
choreographer with the Else Klink Ensemble. He travels internationally
each year giving courses for eurythmists and is director of the Fairy-tale
Group (Märchen Gruppe), which tours internationally annually.
Coralee Schmandt, Ph.D, (SUNY, Binghamton) graduated from Eurythmy
Spring Valley in 1982. She has taught eurythmy at Rudolf Steiner College,
Sacramento, CA; Emerson College, Sussex, England; The London College
of Eurythmy, London, and was director of Den norske Eurytmihoyskole in
Oslo from 2007 – 2011. She presently teaches blocks in China and will be
co-carrier of the English Masters in Eurythmy beginning September 2015.
B. Application Procedure
Applicants should send:
 Personal details: date of birth (personal number if Scandinavian),
citizenship, email address, postal address, and phone number on a
separate sheet of paper
 A CV (personal work history)
 Proof of graduation from high school
 A copy of your eurythmy diploma
Send 1 scanned copy of each of these documents to Coralee Schmandt at
[email protected] AND 1 scanned copy to Den norske Eurytmihoyskole at
[email protected] .
Fees for the year are 20.000 Norwegian kroner. The first instalment of 6000
kroner is payable at the time of application and is non-refundable. This
payment includes 1100 nok to the student organisation SiO. The second
instalment, 9000 kroner, is payable September 1, 2014, and the third
instalment, 5000 kroner, is due February 1, 2015.
All instalments are paid to Den norske Eurytmihøyskole
Send bank/wire transfer to account number 1254. 05. 01767
Name of account: Den norske Eurytmihoyskole/ University College of Eurythmy
in Norway
College Address: Prof. Dahls gt. 30, 0260 Oslo, Norway
Bank name: Cultura Sparebank
Bank address: P.O. Box 6800, St. Olavs plass 4, 0130, Oslo, Norway
IBAN: NO1112540501767
Swiftcode: CULTNOK1
Tel. for bank: 0047 22 99 51 99
Tel. for DnE: 0044 2244 32 90 (Silje Steinert)
Please write “BA Course” in the message box. Do not send checks.
The first two modules take place at:
Eurythmy Spring Valley,
260 Hungry Hollow Rd.,
Chestnut Ridge, New York, 10977
Tlf: (845) 352 – 5020, ext. 13
Email: [email protected]
Closest airport is Newark, N.J. Contact [email protected] at ESV regarding
The last module takes place at:
Den norske Eurytmihoyskole,
Prof. Dahlsgata 30,
0260 Oslo
Email: [email protected]
Flights with Norwegian Airlines, SAS, and other airlines to Gardemoen Airport
with 20 min. train ride on Flytoget to Oslo S or with Ryannair to Torp and 2hour bus ride to Oslo Bussterminal.
Contact Coralee Schmandt:
Email: [email protected]
Skype: coralee.frederickson
Tel: 0044 7511 814 501 (mobile) / 00441342 459143 (land line)
Student Services Consultant for Eurythmy Spring Valley: Maureen
([email protected])
On-site coordinator in Oslo: Silje Steinert ([email protected])
or Marianne Tvedt, Director ([email protected])
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!