About Fier

What is FIER?

FIER is about Eurhythmics. Eurhythmics is about music and movement.

FIER stands for « La Fédération Internationale des Enseignants de Rythmique » (the International Federation of Eurhythmics Teachers). It is an association which gathers together Eurhythmics teachers, the majority of whom teach according to the principles of Jaques-Dalcroze, and people throughout the world interested in Eurhythmics.

FIER is composed of a central committee whose headquarters are in Geneva, and of an assembly of delegates representing the various national associations.

Its goal is to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences pertaining to Eurhythmics, and this, by means of its publications, the organization of conferences and courses, and the Congress every three years. In these ways it works for the promotion and development of Eurhythmics on an international level.

What is eurhythmics?
“… My method is founded in music because it has a stimulating and regulating effect, one that can represent the full range of human movements with all their nuances of time and space. Music can pace the nervous system and imprint the brain with a lasting memory about rhythmically organized sensory perception. Music—in the Greek sense of the word—is a primordial educational tool, which is why my method needs to stay connected to music. My method is a school that preserves the right of self-deter...(line truncated)...
(Extract of a letter by Dalcroze written to a Journalist in 1913)
see letter
What is an Eurhythmics Practitioner?
Using music and rhythm, they are teachers who have developed multilayered skills in movement. A eurythmic practitioner plays various instruments and loves to improvise in their quest to facilitate the self-realization of the students, be they children or adults. Because this method is as artistic as it is pragmatic, a eurythmic practitioner has discovered the interconnectivity of all the various arts. This to such an extent, that it allows them to initiate, in endless variations, teaching proce...(line truncated)...

Financial Grants

GUIDELINES for FINANCIAL GRANTS by the FIER

Each year the FIER invites candidates to apply for financial assistance, through the annual newsletter from the president of the FIER to the delegates and via the FIER website.
The FIER allocates a certain sum every year. This sum may differ each year according to the financial situation of the FIER.

1. Financial support for study
Study projects would include:
a. Students studying for the Diplôme Supérieur.
b. Any other worthwhile study project (PhD at a music university, PhD in science or arts related to Eurhythmics …)
c. Students needing financial assistance to attend an international congress.
(It does not include paying travel fees)
2. Support for projects with Eurhythmics
These projects would include:
a. Teacher trainings in developing countries.
b. Projects of interest to the eurhythmics community.
c. Publications.
d. Congresses or conferences.
e. Eurhythmics Days.
(It does not include paying travel fees)
3. Guidelines for applying for Financial assistance from FIER
Candidates applying for financial assistance from the FIER are asked to submit the following documents to grants@fier.com
a. A document describing the purpose of study or project..
b. A documented description of other sources of income already explored.
c. CV.
d. A personal letter of motivation by the candidate.
e. References (at least 2).
f. Estimation of total expenses.
g. The applicant must belong to the FIER and have paid membership fees (by the national association member of the FIER).
h. The deadline for applying for financial assistance from the FIER is October 31st each year.

Those who have received financial assistance from the FIER will be asked to write a short report on their study/project made possible by the FIER.
4. Scholarship Committee
a. The scholarship committee (comprising 3 persons of the FIER committee) is responsible for assessing together every application for financial aid from the FIER.
b. The scholarship committee has full jurisdiction to allocate scholarships, but refers these requests to the entire committee for final acceptance.

Paul Hille President of FIER

Committee | Staff

Paul Hille

Austria

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Fabian Bautz

Switzerland

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Mary Brice

Switzerland

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Hélène Nicolet

Switzerland

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Michèle de Bouyalsky

Belgium

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Dorothea Weise

Germany

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Eiko Ishizuka

United States

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Pablo Cernik

Argentina

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Sandra Nash

Australia

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Christoph Falschlunger

Austria

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Lilia Sanchez

Argentina

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Véronique Wauters

Belgium

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Louise Mathieu

Canada

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Anne-Gabrielle Chatoux

France

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Dorothea Weise

Germany

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Ava Loiacono

Italy

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Miho Hirashima

Japan

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Seung-Ji Ryu

Korea, Republic of

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Anna Alegre

Spain

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Ingrid Sivard

Sweden

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Sandra Degen

Switzerland

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Hélène Nicolet

Switzerland

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Mindy Shieh

Taiwan, Province of China

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Jacqueline Vann

United Kingdom

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William Bauer

United States

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Marja-Leena Juntunen

Finland

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Barbara Schultze

Germany

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Christine Straumer

Germany

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Angeliki Simou

Greece

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Ora Goraly

Israel

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Teresa Nowak

Poland

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Barbara Bernacka

Poland

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Anetta Pasternak

Poland

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Nillawanna Eungamporn

Thailand

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Singapore

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