Marla Butke, Ph.D., directs the Women's Chorale at Otterbein University and teaches Choral Methods at Capital University in Ohio. Recently retired as full professor at Ashland University, she has also taught music education courses at Xavier University, The Ohio State University, and Ohio Wesleyan University. Dr. Butke previously taught choral and general music in middle and high schools in Ohio. She holds degrees from Miami University, Wright State University and The Ohio State University. She is a Master Teaching Artist with the American Eurhythmics Society, serves as the vice-president of the board of AES, and is the Ohio Chapter President. Dr. Butke regularly presents workshops throughout the United States on Dalcroze Eurhythmics, most recently at the National Association for Music Education Eastern Division Conference in New Jersey and the American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Minneapolis. Her research in plastique animée was recently presented in Coventry, England. Dr. Butke was a contributing author to Women and Music in America Since 1900, and has been published in General Music Today, TRIAD, Update, The Orff Echo, and Enrollment Management. Her book, co-authored by Dr. David Frego, Meaningful Movement: A Music Teacher's Guide to Dalcroze Eurhythmics, was just released.