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Sun 28th July to Fri 2nd August
4th International Conference of Dalcroze Studies: The listening body in action!

The full programme for ICDS4 is available on our website and the early-bird rate has been extended. 

Early-bird extension
The early-bird rate for the 4th International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS4): The listening body in action has been extended! 

If you haven't done so already, you now have until 24 April to register and pay at the lower price. At £230 (1150 zl), for five days, including lunches and refreshments, it is excellent value for money. Registered students can attend for £140 (700 zl).

More details can be found here.

The conference
Come and join more than 150 enthusiasts from more than 25 countries who have already registered for this event at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, Katowice, Poland. There will be five days of workshops, papers, symposia, roundtables, keynotes, performances (theatre, dance, plastique animées, installations) and training seminars for those who want to get started in research. 

Special events at ICDS4 include a very rare performance of Jaques-Dalcroze's opera Les Jumeaux de Bergame, the presentation of the first ICDS Lifetime Achievement Award, the inaugural Selma Odom Prize for Best Student Paper and an evening of Polish folk music and dancing.

Delegates will also have a new experience, as we try out Talking Circles after the keynote presentations. These will allow for further, in-depth discussion about the ideas presented, but in smaller groups with a facilitator. We hope these will help to build connections between delegates and between practice and research, and we look forward to your feedback.

We are thrilled to announce that our keynotes for ICDS4 will be:

Professor Wayne Bowman (Professor of Music and Music Education (retired), Brandon University, Canada)
Professor Liora Bresler (Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, USA)
Dr Andrea Schiavio (Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of Graz, Austria; Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Music, University of Sheffield, UK)
Jacqueline Vann, Diplôme Supérieur Jaques-Dalcroze (UK)

Registration and bursaries
The fees for ICDS4 have been set at very competitive rates. There are early-bird rates and student discounts. A small number of bursaries is also available to help delegates meet the costs of the conference. More information on the website.

Highlights video ICDS3
For those who want to see what happened at ICDS3 (Université Laval, Quebec, 2017), please take a look at the Highlights video on the ICDS homepage.

Where will we be in 2021?
We are now inviting hosts for the 5th International Conference of Dalcroze Studies in 2021. If you are considering being host to ICDS5, don’t miss out! Now is the opportunity to express your interest in bringing this vibrant and stimulating event to your country.

After Stage 1 (informal expression of interest), there are two more stages:
Stage 2 – formal expression of interest (closing date 30 October 2018)
Stage 3 - full bid (closing date 20 December 2018)

More information on the website.

Data protection
In line with the European GDPR Regulations that came into force in May 2018, please note that ICDS has published its Privacy Statement on the website

Find us and follow us!
ICDS is now on various social media platforms. Please do follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and link to us on LinkedIn, to keep up to date and help develop the conference community.

View and share!
Finally, we will gather for ICDS4 at the beautiful Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, Katowice, Poland. Please do view and share the promotional video on the ICDS homepage, showing some shots of this UNESCO City of Music.

We look forward to welcoming you to Katowice in 2019!

With our best wishes,

Anetta Pasternak, Chair, Organising Committee
John Habron, Chair, Scientific Committee

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