During this course, participants will be introduced to current research findings and the implications of that research on the development of an early childhood music and movement curriculum. Materials and activities will be presented for children from birth to age seven. Collecting materials, designing teaching strategies, lesson plans, and yearly curriculum, as well as developing and promoting an early childhood program, will be covered. Active participationin both music and movement activities will be the basis for most instruction. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level I.
Conversational SolfegeTM —Beginning Music Literacy – – John Feierabend Instructor
Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method that develops musical literacy. Based on models used to teach conversational foreign languages, Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and solfege syllables at a conversational level, then gradually evolves into traditional notation. Through carefully sequenced activities, Conversational Solfege enables students to joyfully assimilate the skills and content necessary to be musically literate. Through various techniques, Conversational Solfege allows the acquisition of musical reading and writing, dictation, improvisation, and composition in an intuitive manner. This course is applicable to general music, choral, and instrumental teachers. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level II and meets at the same time and place. Methodology Level II and meets at the same time and place.
Conversational SolfegeTM—Advanced Music Literacy – John Feierabend Instructor
This course further explores the development of music literacy through analyzing songs and creating a sequence of learning based on song content and skill development. Strategies, including listening, reading, writing, writing lesson plans, as well as establishing yearly goals, and an introduction of how to teach harmonic function in major and minor tonalities as they apply to improvisation and composition will be covered. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level III and meets at the same time and place.
HARTT KODÁLY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
An OAKE-Endorsed Program John M. Feierabend, Director
Jeff Rhone, Ed Bolkovac, Gabor Viragh
Kodály pedagogy at Hartt is built upon and derived from the most recent
music education and child development research. A new curriculum reflects characteristics of American folk music literature. Hartt’s Kodály program is committed to the finest-quality children’s music literature and masterwork literature. Students transferring from other Kodály programs should receive prior approval from the program’s director, John Feierabend. See Hartt Summerterm website for full descriptions of Kodály courses: hartford.edu/hartt/summerterm.
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