FAME 2014 Summer Conference

Beginning with the Annual Feierabend tradition of the Strawberry Social on Friday evening, July 25th, the First Biennial FAME Conference was convened! During the course of the following two days, conference attendees sang, danced and learned practical applications to the First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege curricula to bring back with them to their classrooms.

Thank you to everyone who attended the conference! We all had a wonderful time.

Click here to read John Feierabend’s Keynote from the First Biennial FAME Conference.

Watch a great highlight video compiled by FAME Board Member and Social Media guru, Missy Strong. It captures the spirit and fun from the weekend.

Friday, July 25, 2014 Sessions:

Strawberry Social and Folk Dancing | Mary Alice and Peter Amidon

Saturday, July 26, 2014 Sessions:

Conversational Recorder | Rachel Grimsby
First Steps in Vocal Development | Lillie Feierabend
Conversational Solfege in Choral Warm-up | Sara Carson and Sandra Doneski
General Session | John Feierabend
Instrumental Applications for Conversational Solfege | Rite Wilder and Kevin Boyle
Moving with Intention in First Steps | Lillie Feierabend
Conversational Solfege in Choral Literature | Sara Carson and Sandra Doneski
Aligning Music Lessons with Common Core | Craig Knapp
First Steps Infants and Toddlers “Live” | Connie Greenwood
Global Music and Conversational Solfege | Karen Howard
General Session | Mary Alice and Peter Amidon
Group Sing | Mary Alice and Peter Amidon

Sunday, July 27, 2014 Sessions:

First Steps for Older Beginners | Jocelyn Tucker and Jennifer van Ginnip
Documenting Student Growth | Chris Anne Powers and Robin Chenot
Conversational Solfege Games with Purpose | Andrew Himelick
Great Expectations: Believing, Conveying and Empowering | Sandra Doneski, Sara Carson and Irene Idicheria
First Steps in Action | Stephanie Schall-Brazee
Conversational Solfege: More than Literacy | Betsy Greene
Annual FAME Membership Meeting
Tuneful, Beatful, Artful Singing in Upper Elementary | John Feierabend


Click here to view pictures from the Conference.