Call for submissions: the therapeutic and wellbeing applications of Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy, a peer-reviewed, open access journal, invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to Dalcroze Eurhythmics to appear in Summer 2016.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics was initially developed in Europe around the turn of the twentieth-century as a radical and progressive approach to music education and wellbeing through music. It is now found internationally in educational, performance, community, rehabilitation and other therapeutic settings. It is techniques and approaches are used across the lifespan, from ameliorating motor control and attention in children with ADHD to maintaining gait and reducing the risk of falls in elderly people.

This volume of Approaches will be the first peer-reviewed journal to look specifically at the therapeutic and wellbeing applications of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Given Emile Jaques-Dalcroze’s (1865-1950) statements a century ago that his method aimed at bringing about mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing through social and physically active musicking, this is long overdue.

We invite practitioners and researchers to submit original research articles, viewpoints, book reviews, interviews and conference reports for consideration. The journal welcomes writing in any intellectual or methodological tradition and is interested in historical, theoretical and philosophical research as much as qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods approaches to Dalcroze Eurhythmics in practice.

Approaches welcomes submissions from anywhere in the world and authors of any nationality. Although submissions should be written in English or Greek, if neither of these is your first language, the editor and his team will be able to offer help as appropriate.

Papers should be at least 2000 words in length, excluding references and supplementary material. Guidelines for authors can be found online.

Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2015

To submit your paper, or discuss your ideas prior to submission, please contact:

Dr John Habron (Guest Editor)
Giorgos Tsiris (Editor-in-Chief)