Defray tuition costs for individual lessons in improvisation in preparation for the Diplôme Supérieur examination at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland.
In September of 2018, Michael was admitted into the training program for the highest credential in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, the Diplôme Supérieur. Study for this degree is possible only in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was in residence between September and December 2018. To complete the program, candidates must undertake teaching practicums in movement, solfege and improvisation, pass examinations in improvisation, complete a dissertation, pass six juried teaching examinations and two choreographed dances ("plastique animée"). This fall in Geneva, in addition to attending courses in each area of study, Michael has been participating in individual lessons to prepare for the examination in improvisation.