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Jeremy Dittus enjoys a career as a pianist, theorist, and Dalcroze eurhythmics instructor. An avid recitalist, he has performed solo and chamber programs in the United States, Switzerland, and Italy. He currently teaches on the summer faculty at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where he directs the Dalcroze School of the Rockies' Dalcroze Academy teacher-training center. His Dalcroze License and Certificate comes from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, while the Diplôme Supérieur (a doctoral equivalent in Switzerland) comes from the L'Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in conjunction with La Haute École de Musique de Genève and Le Conservatoire de Musique de Genève. While in Geneva, he received top honors including the 2009 Prix pour les qualities musicales exceptionnelles and the 2010 Prix pour les qualités artistiques et pédagogiques exceptionnelles. He is the founder and director of the Dalcroze School of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado, the only authorized Dalcroze training center west of Pittsburgh in the United States. Dr. Dittus serves on the state board for the Colorado Federation of Music Clubs and is the Vice President of the Dalcroze Society of America.
Eunjin Lee received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Perfomance and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With a strong background in pedagogical studies, Dr. Lee has expanded her research interest to Dalcroze Education and the Suzuki method, studying and presenting at national and international workshops, including the Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference in Minnesota, the Yale Graduate Music Symposium and the Illinois State Music Teachers Association’s annual conference.She earned the Dalcroze™ Certificate and is now pursuing Dalcroze™ License studying with Dr. Jeremy Dittus from Dalcroze School of the Rockies. She also studied with internationally known Dalcroze master teachers including Eiko Ishizuka, Lisa Parker, Karin Greenhead, Dr. Louise Mathieu, Monica Dale and Mary Dobrea-Grindahl. She has been an active office member of the MTNA’s local chapter and serves as a national board member of the Dalcroze Society of America.She taught graduate piano pedagogy courses as the coordinator of the UIUC’s Piano Laboratory Program.She also teaches applied piano and Dalcroze group classes to children and adults of all ages in universities and summer festivals, including Illinois Summer Youth Music and PhoenixPhest.
Active as a soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Lee has performed at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall; at the Krannert Center in Champaign, Illinois; the Nice Conservatoire, France and at major concerts halls in Korea including Kumho Art Hall and Sejong Center. Featured as a soloist with both the UIUC Symphony and the New Music Ensemble, she also performs as a collaborative pianist with music faculty members at UIUC.
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