June 27, 2022 – July 8, 2022 all-day
Lakeland University
W3718 South Drive Plymouth
WI 53073
Rachel Ware Carlton
920 565-1000 Ex 2153
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  Certification Course  Lakeland University, Wisconsin @ Lakeland University


Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course /  Kodály Methods II

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.

The Feierabend Curriculum 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).

CONTACT: Rachel Ware Carlton  PHONE: 920 565-1000 Ex 2153  EMAIL: CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: http://lakeland.edu/kodaly 

This class is labeled two ways:  Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 (Lower Levels) Certification Course  and  MUS 542 Kodály Methods II

  • Course Materials:  Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition (G 5380) and CD 526/ mp3   Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition (G 5381) and CD 527/ mp3