REGIONAL COORDINATORS

Europe/Africa Team

Regional Coordinator: Alexander Riedmüller

(DE)

Alexander holds a master’s degree in Cultural Diversity from the Argentinian UNTREF in Buenos Aires and a bachelor’s degree in Music and Movement Education/Eurhythmics from the MDW in Vienna, Austria. In 2019, he started a PhD project about the influence processes of culturalization have on the situation of migrated music teachers in Germany. Artistically, he is especially interested in the connection of music, movement and scene in performance as well as in the development of structures for improvisational settings in these fields. Alexander has held seminars and teacher trainings in different countries in South America and Europe through cooperation with the Goethe-Institute and the network RITMICA VIENA in Buenos Aires, of which he is a co-founder together with Argentinean colleagues. Over the last years he was a member of several groups dedicated to improvisation in body music, voice and movement as well as in improv theatre in Vienna, Buenos Aires and Berlin. Currently, Alexander works at the Hamburg University for Music and Drama in a training programme for migrant music teachers and German kindergarten educators in the field of elementary music pedagogy. Further, he is coordinator of the Early Music Education team of the Leo Kestenberg Music School in Berlin. 

Moderators:

  • Anna Kokocińska (PL)

  • Anna Lipiec (PL)

  • Joy Meyer (ZA)

  • Rosalind Ridout (UK)

  • Weronika Jarzyńska (PL)

  • Zita Bucher (CH)

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Australia/Asia Team

Regional Coordinator: Katherine Smith (AUS)

Katherine Smith (BMus, MMus, Grad.Dip.Ed (UWA), Kodály Cert. (KMEIA), Dalcroze Cert. (DEIEB), Dalcroze Australia President) is passionate about music education. She holds a Master of Music in clarinet performance from the University of Western Australia, the Dalcroze Certificate in Music Education and the Australian Kodály Certificate in Music Education. Katherine has worked as a freelance orchestral clarinettist, a clarinet teacher in primary and secondary schools, a primary school classroom music teacher and an early childhood music teacher. She currently teaches for the University of Western Australia's Junior Music School in their kindy group music classes, and for the Western Australian Department of Education as a clarinet teacher in state schools. As the president of Dalcroze Australia Katherine works with a team of other volunteers to facilitate Dalcroze training opportunities for music teachers in Australia. 

Moderators:

  • Cindy Fox (AUS)

  • Arlene Chng (SGP)

  • Charlotte Leng (MYS)

  • Jerison Harper Lee (SGP)

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North and South America Team

Regional Coordinators:

 

Andrew Goldman (USA)

Andrew Goldman is a music theorist and cognitive scientist, and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in Music Theory and Cognitive Science at Indiana University. He received his PhD in 2015 at the Centre for Music and Science at the University of Cambridge. He was in the inaugural cohort of Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience at Columbia University, and also held a postdoctoral position with the Music, Cognition, and the Brain initiative at Western University before joining the faculty at Indiana University. His research considers how we can use scientific methods to learn about musical perception and cognition in principle, and he also designs and conducts behavioral and neuroscientific experiments with musicians. Goldman's research has mostly focused on improvisation in music and dance, but he has also worked on projects concerning the perception of musical form, and embodiment in music. His work has been published in both music and psychology journals, and has been presented at national and international conferences including the Society for Music Theory, the International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, and the American Psychological Association. Goldman is also a pianist and composer. His original musical, "Science! The Musical" provides an alternate platform to explore the worlds of music and science. Musical numbers include "The Interdisciplinary Rag," "The Real World," "Publish or Perish," and more!

Stephen Neely (USA)

Stephen Neely, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University Milton and Cynthia Friedman Assistant Professor of Music, Dalcroze License, co-founder and co-host of the Virtual Dalcroze Meet-up, and past President of the Dalcroze Society of America. 

Stephen is a teacher, conductor, theorist, and clinician who lectures and presents workshops in the fields of design, music, architecture, and pedagogy. He is a dynamic speaker–teacher–writer who enjoys traveling to present hands-on workshops and clinics in the US and around the globe focusing on the overlaps between music, design, the body, esthetics, performance, and experience. He is the Director of the Carnegie Mellon Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center and Director of the Pre-College programs at Carnegie Mellon School of Music. He teaches all of the Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Dalcroze Pedagogy courses for the Carnegie Mellon School of Music and has taught every BFA in Music Performance and Composition at CMU since 1999. He taught Dalcroze Eurhythmics and directed the Opera Workshop at Pittsburgh's High School for the Creative and Performing Arts for 23 years (1994–2018) and served as Chorusmaster for Opera Theater of Pittsburgh from 1999–2010, was featured as the Hangman in Leonardo Balada’s early operas Hangman, Hangman and the world premiere of The Town of Greed for the Naxos label, and was a featured speaker at TEDxCMU 2012

 He completed the PhD in Design at the Carnegie Mellon School of Design in 2019. Dissertation title: Soma Literate Design–recentering the interstiality of experience.

Moderators:

  • Weronika Balewski (USA)

  • Laura Ono (CA)

  • Pei-Chen Chen (CA)

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