Conversational Solfege: More than Music Literacy

Conversational Solfege:  More than Music Literacy
Betsy Greene
Sunday, July 27th – 9:45 – 10:45 AM Session III

Conversational Solfege shows you how to select and organize your repertoire for each unit, develop unit plans, and apply it to lesson planning for music literacy.  What about everything else?  Using Feierabend’s 3D Music Education Model, see how to create a lesson plan format and organization method to streamline lesson planning for the music literacy, knowing, and doing parts of each lesson all while successfully meeting music standards, curriculum, and other requirements of your district or school.


Betsy GreeneBetsy Greene teaches K-5 general music in Burlington, Vermont. She also started and helps manage a First Steps in Music Program for the community at her school (since 2000). Betsy holds a B.M.Ed. from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam and a M.M.Ed from the Hartt School, University of Hartford. She is both Orff-Schulwerk and Kodaly certified (all three levels).In addition to teaching children, Betsy is a frequent clinician for general music and music literacy workshops in Vermont School Districts and local music education conferences as well as a teacher of graduate courses for music educators in the summer (Conversational Solfege and First Steps in Music).

She is a FAME endorsed teacher trainer.  In 1998, Betsy was awarded Outstanding Arts Advocate by the Vermont Alliance for Education and the Burlington City Schools. She received the honor of Vermont Music Teacher of the Year by the Vermont Music Educators Association on 2008.Betsy is a member of the Vermont Music Educators Association, the National Association for Music Education, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association as well as a founding member and current board member of the Feierabend Association of Music Education.