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loop every step of the way — GREATER IMPACT A DAY IN THE LIFE OF
introducing our new tri-annual This year, we are offering an AN RMF STUDENT
newsletter. Welcome to our exciting opportunity to study
first-ever Winter Edition! Are you curious about what it’s
Dalcroze Eurhythmics with one like to be an RMF Student? We
Now you can get the latest scoop
of New York’s most respected will be be opening our doors for
on our upcoming events, RMF instructors in his field. For music those interested, to observe our
2018, and what goes on at the teachers, Graduate continuing world-class faculty work with
Rushmore Music Festival outside education credit will be available. our talented students July 2-13,
of our summer residency. All participants welcome, no 2018! Page 2
musical ability required. Page 3

I WOULD TEACH CHILDREN
MUSIC, PHYSICS, AND
PHILOSOPHY; BUT MOST
IMPORTANTLY MUSIC, FOR
THE PATTERNS IN MUSIC
AND THE ARTS ARE THE
KEYS TO LEARNING.
- PLATO

A DAY IN THE LIFE


OF AN RMF STUDENT
Are you a parent, an educator, an RMF patron
or sponsor, a classical music lover, or simply
curious about what’s brewing at the Rushmore 2017 YEAR IN REVIEW
Music Festival this summer?
RMF STUDENT PERFORMANCES
This summer, we are opening our doors for Edgewood Vista Senior Living Center
those interested to observe our world-class Leone’s Creamery in downtown Spearfish
faculty work with our talented students. Meier Hall at Black Hills State University

Starting at just $25, all-access day passes, INAUGURAL CHAMBER MUSIC


week-long passes, as well as specially curated COMPETITION
week-long passes are available for purchase Top Prize: $500 RMF Scholarship &
on our website. Register today and become a performance on Faculty Concert
part of this inspiring learning environment ­— Audience Choice Award: $250 RMF
spots are very limited. Scholarship

All proceeds go towards supporting the RMF FACULTY SCHOOL OUTREACH


Student Scholarship Fund. We believe that we can bring positive change
in communities nationwide. Throughout the
year our Faculty Artists present concerts,
masterclasses, and educational programs
for young students in both public and
private schools. This year, RMF Faculty Artists
performed and worked with 16 classes of
students at schools in:
• Rapid City, SD
• Spearfish, SD
• Ft. Lauderdale, FL
• Denver, CO
• St. Louis, MO

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DALCROZE
EURHYTHMICS
NEW IN 2018
ABOUT THE METHOD
The comprehensive Dalcroze
approach consists of three
components: Eurhythmics, which
teaches concepts of rhythm,
structure, and musical expression
through movement; Solfège, which
develops an understanding of pitch,
scale, and tonality through activities
emphasizing aural comprehension
and vocal improvisation; and
Improvisation, which develops
an understanding of form and
meaning through spontaneous
musical creation using movement,
voice and instruments. It was
Dalcroze’s intent that the three
subjects be intertwined so that the
development of the inner ear, an
inner muscular sense, and creative
expression can work together to
form the core of basic musicianship. DAILY CLASSES FOR RMF STUDENTS
The Dalcroze approach is often studied During the first week of the Festival, students will have the opportunity
by performers, teachers, dancers, to deepen their understanding of musical concepts with one of
actors, and senior citizens. the leading instructors of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Michael Joviala.
Students will embody and express their creativity while having fun


learning valuable music communication skills along with their peers.
BASED ON THE
PHILOSOPHY THAT WE ONE-WEEK PROGRAM FOR ADULTS | JULY 2-6, 2018
ARE THE INSTRUMENT, In the afternoons, Michael Joviala will be leading an introductory
Dalcroze course for adults. No prior experience necessary!
DALCROZE INVITES “ Music teachers will be able to receive up to 2 Continuing Education
US TO LIVE WHAT WE Credits (graduate credit available) towards the renewal of teacher
HEAR certificate. For more information, hours and pricing, please visit:
www.RushmoreMusicFestival.org/DalcrozeforAdults

Student Spotlight: Lilly Zhi, RMF Alumni 2017


“The Rushmore Music Festival has given me a broader
knowledge and understanding of music, and has truly
helped me develop as a young musician. Practicing with
our chamber groups was an unique experience for me,
and gave me an opportunity to work on my leadership and
performance skills, while maintaining a fun and engaging
environment. The faculty was extremely helpful, and always
gave me constructive criticism on my playing. My overall
opinion of the Rushmore Music Festival is overwhelmingly
positive, and it allowed me to advance as a developing
musician.”

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INVEST IN OUR FUTURE
We are grateful for the generosity of our
community. With your support we raised over
$8800. We would like to thank you for being
part of our RMF family, for your enthusiasm,
and for your support. Without you, the
Rushmore Music Festival simply would not
exist. Our annual appeal campaign brings
in irreplaceable funds for the Rushmore
Music Festival.
Each contribution makes a significant impact in
bolstering the RMF Student Scholarship Fund
and making possible substantial improvements
and additions to our student programs. HOW WE ARE MAKING
2017 A DIFFERENCE
Total Dollars Raised Let’s be honest. There are a number of festivals out
there for young musicians, so you might ask yourself
$8,874 —how is the Rushmore Music Festival any different?
There are Suzuki camps, which are geared for beginner-
Last summer, 66% of our students received intermediate level students studying the Suzuki method.
financial assistance. There are orchestra festivals that focus on orchestral
playing while not providing students individual attention.

2018 Then, there are many high-level, intensive festivals


focusing on solo and chamber music that are exclusively
reserved for already accomplished musicians, such as
Yellowbarn, Kneisel Hall , Heifetz, Meadowmount, and
Taos, among others.
Fundraising Goal But what about all of those other students in the middle,
$15,000 who maybe didn’t start with the Suzuki method; or
started later on in school; who maybe do not want to
play in an orchestra and want to explore chamber music
or focus on solo performance; or maybe are not yet
advanced enough to attend the competitive, high-level
Will you help us reach our goal of $15,000 festivals?
and support even more students in 2018? We want to reach those students. We want to give them
an experience tailored to their developing needs as
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation young artists. With multiple hours per week of one-on-
via the attached donation card or securely through one lessons with faculty, we not only give our students
our website. access to study with today’s leading teaching artists, but
provide them with opportunities to be inspired by a peer
group of like-minded individuals; a musical community
where excellence and hard work feed off of one another
CAN YOU VOLUNTEER? to give these students a new perspective on the role that
We are always searching for volunteers to help music plays in their life. We want them to see our faculty
with concert receptions, fundraising events, making perform each week and get inspired by the experience,
phone calls to local businesses, hanging up posters, while cherishing these moments with their new friends.
and more. We can use all the help we can get, so if
Now going into our fourth year, we are already seeing
you would like to join our team, please reach out to
some beautiful results. Several of our students placed
us so that we can welcome you with open arms!
1st chair in their local youth orchestras, won concerto
Rushmore Music Festival competitions, and have even formed their own chamber
music groups. Parents tell us that they have never seen
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their kids be more inspired and self-motivated just after
(605) 646-3146 one summer. For us, it is music to our ears. Thank you
RushmoreMusicFestival@gmail.com for helping us continue on our journey to making a
www.RushmoreMusicFestival.org difference.
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