This is a pivotal time for Dalcroze UK, as we look to re-define how the organisation can best serve practitioners and students, building on our long history of enrichening musical development across the UK. We hope to hear from individuals with the skills, experience, and energy to help drive Dalcroze UK forwards.
Introduction to Dalcroze
Dalcroze UK exists to enable anyone and everyone to engage in musical learning, creativity, and expression, by promoting and delivering training in the Dalcroze Eurhythmics method.
Dalcroze UK is one of the UK’s oldest music charities. Founded in 1915, we have over 100 years’ experience in bringing out the full talent of professional musicians and dancers, giving music and dance teachers the tools to engage hard to reach groups, and supporting children with their physical, emotional and social development.
Dalcroze UK has over 120 members across the UK – practitioners, many of whom working at the highest levels, who are committed to developing and applying their Dalcroze practice. Using the teaching and training methods developed by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze in the early 1900’s, today we bring the Dalcroze Eurhythmics method to life in the UK and internationally through classes and courses, training, research and publications.
Being a Dalcroze UK Trustee
The board of Trustees govern Dalcroze UK, guiding the overall strategy of the organisation. The board are accountable to the 120+ members of Dalcroze UK across the country, and they work together to promote and develop the organisation for the widest possible benefit. As a group of individuals, they bring a broad set of skills and experience, but are unified in their empathy for and belief in the Dalcroze method and the extraordinary contribution our members make to the music education world.
For you, joining Dalcroze UK’s Board of Trustees will…
Be an exciting challenge, an opportunity to guide the future of an organisation which has been one of the most influential in music education history, not only training practitioners in the UK, but also dozens who have gone on to establish and lead programmes internationally
-The opportunity to gain experience in a governance role with a national charity
-The opportunity to work closely with some of the world-leading music education practitioners, and leaders of music organisations from across the UK
For Dalcroze UK, you will bring…
-Enthusiasm for and commitment to the charity’s vision, and a drive to get things done -Empathy with the ideals of Dalcroze, the pursuit of personal and artistic development, and the promotion of the Dalcroze method
-Willingness to work with fellow trustees to meet challenges faced by the charity and develop its governance
-4 board meetings per year, in either London or Manchester, day and times are flexible to board availability.
-Up to 2 hours every 3 months reading of papers in advance of meetings
Skills and Knowledge
We are seeking individuals with professional experience in one or more of the following areas: -Financial Management
We are looking for prospective Trustees who have some of the following qualities or a willingness to learn:
-An ability to think strategically, focusing on major issues
-Experience of leadership in either private or public sectors
-Effective communication and advocacy skills
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