• Professor Kathy Thomsen

    Kathy Thomsen

    Associate Professor, Music


    Biography

    Professor Thomsen is a pianist, conductor and specialist in Dalcroze eurhythmics, a movement-based approach to music education. Her teaching focuses on developing musical understanding and musicianship skills in all students. Hamline students, from beginners to advanced music majors, can participate in eurhythmics in several courses Dr. Thomsen teaches. She presents Dalcroze workshops throughout the country for conductors, music educators, piano teachers, and music students.

    Affiliations

    Founding member and Secretary/Treasurer, American Eurhythmics Society, Past-President, Dalcroze Society of America; member, National Association for Music Education.

    Teaching Style

    In Dr. Thomsen’s classes students learn about music by making and responding to music – singing, playing, improvising, composing, listening, moving, and analyzing. All students, regardless of their level of experience, can find a place at Hamline to make music and improve their own musicianship.

    “I believe people are inherently musical. My teaching focuses on helping students discover their innate musicality, expanding and refining it to whatever extent they desire.”

    -Kathy Thomsen