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2018 Mid Winter Conversational Level 1 & 2 FAME Certification Class

Montclair State University is hosting a Conversational Solfege Levels 1 & 2 Certification Course 

Conversational Solfege is a method used to help tuneful, beautiful, and artful students become independent musical thinkers through the use of rhythm and solfeggi syllables in a conversational level that gradually evolves into traditional notation.  Through carefully sequenced activities and authentic folk songs and classical literature, students joyfully assimilate the skills and content necessary to be musically literate.


Sunday, February 24 (2:00 – 6:30 PM)

Saturday, March 3rd (9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Saturday, March 10th (9:00 AM- 3:30 PM

Saturday March 17th (9:00 AM – 3:30 PM)

Where John J Call School of Music (Chapin Hall) Montclair State University , Room G 55

Who :  Elementary Music Teachers and Music Elementary Students

This 24 hour course is offered for 1 graduate credit (MUED500 Workshop in Music Education)

or non-credit.  Professional development hours are available for non-credit participants.


Dr. Missy Strong has joyfully served as an elementary general/vocal teacher since 1995.  She frequently mentors young and experience teachers and consults with schools and organizations looking to implement music programs for children.  After her first workshop with Dr. Feierabend 14 years ago, Missy immediately saw the excellence of the First Steps and Conversational Solfege programs and materials.  She has since then been dedicated to helping create a more Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful world, whether with her own students, student teachers, blog posts, workshops and conferences or on the Feierabend Fundamentals Facebook page which she oversees.  Missy is fully certified in the Feierabend Method and is a founding member of FAME. Currently She serves as FAME President Elect, and served as vice president from 2012 – 2016.  She is a Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  FAME Endorsed Teacher Trainer.  In 2003 Missy earned a Master of arts in Music Education from rowan University, In May of 2012, she earned a Doctorate in Music Education with an emphasis in early childhood development from Rutgers University in New Brunswick.


Upon Successful completion, participants will receive Conversational Solfege Levels 1 & 2 Certification through the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME);

Questions about the course: Contact Missy Strong at mstrong@mtlaurelschools.org

Questions about registration? Contact Lisa DeLorenzo at delorenzo@mail.montclair.edu