Conversational Solfege: Games With A Purpose

Andy Himelick
Conference C

Come and explore many of the fun and effective techniques and games listed in the Conversational Solfege teacher’s manual. The techniques are the important tools we use to take students through the 12 steps. We will focus on both rhythm and tonal and go sequentially through the steps.

Andy Himelick

Andrew M. Himelick is an elementary music teacher in Carmel, IN and a Preparatory and Early Childhood Music director with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.

He graduated from Butler University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Music degree in music education and was awarded Outstanding Student Teacher. He studied choral conducting with Indianapolis Children’s Choir founder Henry Leck. In 1999, he completed the Kodály Certificate of Music Education from Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, WI. He completed Orff-Schulwerk Levels I and II at the University of St. Thomas St. Paul, MN in 2001 and 2002, and Level III at Anderson University in 2005. In 2006 he received the Indiana University School of Education Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Teacher Educator Award.

Andrew has been a member of NAfME, Indiana Music Educators Association as well as national and state Orff and Kodály associations. He is a charter member of FAME. He had the privilege in the summer of 2013 to be the first FAME Endorsed Teacher Trainer under Dr. John Feierabend at Anderson University’s summer program. He is a Teacher Trainer for both First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege. He is a presenter and clinician at state and national choral and music conventions. He, his wife and children live in Indianapolis.