June 22, 2020 – June 26, 2020 all-day
Vandercook College of Music
3140 S Federal St
IL 60616
Patrick Benson
312 225 6288
ONLINE Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Vandercook College of Music - Chicago, IL @ Vandercook College of Music


ONLINE Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 FAME Certification Course  – June 22nd to June 26th                                             This course will meet in real-time Zoom sessions from 8:00 a.m.Noon and 1:003:00 p.m  daily. Central Standard Time

All Online classes will be held in real time live stream.  No classes will be recorded    

Through carefully sequenced activities, Conversational Solfege™ addresses the National Standards, while enabling students to joyfully assimilate the skills and content necessary to become musically literate, including the acquisition of listening, rhythmic and melodic reading, dictation, composition, and improvisation in an intuitive manner. Applications of Conversational Solfege™ are ideally suited to: elementary general music curricula; choral organizations at all levels; Orff Schulwerk; Kodály; Dalcroze; Gordon Music Learning Theory; high school and college sight singing and ear training; class piano; Suzuki; as well as recorder, band, and orchestral instrumental instruction.

Dr Feierabend examines a pedagogical method that develops music literacy. Based on models used to teach conversational foreign languages, this course develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm and tonal syllables at a “conversational” level that gradually evolves into reading, writing, improvisation, and composition skills. This is a literature-driven curriculum. The sequencing of musical elements grows out of those tonal and rhythmic elements that exist in folk song literature. Each rhythm or tonal element is explored in patterns, songs, and themes from classical literature. Applications of conversational solfege range from elementary general and choral music courses to collegiate level choral, sight-singing, and ear-training courses.

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion  for Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME)

June 22 – June 26, 2020 – 8:00 AM – Noon and 1:00 – 3:00 Daily – VanderCook College of Music
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 FAME  Certification Course 
3 Graduate Credits
Contact:    Patrick Benson
Director of Continuing Education & Outreach
VanderCook College of Music
3140 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616
office direct: (312) 788-1139
cell phone: (773) 330-9765