Thursday January 14th 4:00 – 6:00 PM (EST)
FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC: VOCAL AND MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS
During the early learning years, children can acquire musical sensitivities, which will provide them with a lifetime of expressive and accurate singing and movement intuitions. This lively session presents insights and activities that can foster those intuitions in children from three to age nine, through the use of folk songs, games, rhymes and movement experiences with classical music.
Saturday, January 16th 10:00 – 12:00
12 STEPS TO MUSIC LITERACY USING CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE
Developing Rhythmic and Melodic Literacy skills
This workshop demonstrates how to enable students to joyfully assimilate the content and skills necessary to become musically literate including the acquisition of listening, rhythmic reading, dictation, composition, and improvisation. Each rhythmic element will also be explored in patterns, songs and themes from classical literature. Literature using advanced Solfege patterns with a parallel development of rhythm patterns in 2/4 and 6/8 meter will also be presented. Opportunities for part-singing are demonstrated with rhythmic and melodic sight-reading and dictation. Participants experiences a curriculum that grows out of rhythmic elements that exist in the folk song literature of this country