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Below are FAME events planned for the coming year. You may select specific categories to see the different types of courses offered.

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Mar
30
Thu
2017 Connecticut Music Educators Association Conference – Jeffrey Rhone – Folk Dancing Assessment: Creating a Rubric
Mar 30 – Mar 31 all-day
2017 Connecticut Music Educators Association Conference - Jeffrey Rhone - Folk Dancing Assessment: Creating a Rubric @ Connecticut Convention Center | Hartford | Connecticut | United States

2017 Connecticut Music Educators Association Conference March 31st.

Jeffrey Rhone’s Clinic:  Folk Dancing Assessments:  Creating a Rubric

Jeffrey A. Rhone holds a Master of Music Education (Early Childhood Emphasis), and a Kodály teaching certificate from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. His independent research includes field and archival collecting at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC, and The Archive of Folk Life Studies in Washington, D.C. Rhone has collaborated with The Yale School of Music Graduate Student Composer Outreach Program and published articles on folklore in The Kodály Envoy. Mr. Rhone taught grade K-5 vocal music for over 15 years in North Haven, CT public schools. Currently, Mr. Rhone teaches courses in Folksong Research in the Kodály certification program at The Hartt School where he is enrolled as a full-time doctoral student in music education.

 

2017 Connecticut Music Educators Association Conference – Lillie Feierabend – Four Sessions!
Mar 30 – Mar 31 all-day
2017 Connecticut Music Educators Association Conference - Lillie Feierabend -  Four Sessions! @ Connecticut Convention Center | Hartford | Connecticut | United States

2017 Connecticut Music Educators Association Conference – March 30- 31.

Lillie Feierabend’s Clinics

  • Thursday March 30th 1:00PM – Books that Sing, Books that Move
  • Thursday March 30th 2:10 PM  – Intentional Movement
  • Friday March 31st 10;20 AM – Literacy in the Elementary Classroom
  • Friday March 31st 1:30 PM – Management: The Key to Successful Teaching

 Lillie Feierabend is known for her work with young children and instilling a love of music within them. She has been an early childhood and general music educator for over thirty years and a conductor for the Connecticut Children’s Chorus for seventeen. She has twice been honored with her district’s Teacher of the Year Award and in 2008 also received the Outstanding Elementary Music Educator Award from the Connecticut Music Educators Association. Lillie is a frequent clinician at local, state and national conferences, where she presents sessions on music and movement development. She also teaches weeklong workshops, conducts regional honors choirs and is adjunct faculty at the University of Hartford. Lillie Feierabend is a member of CMEA, NAfME, OAKE and ACDA.

 

 

Apr
7
Fri
2017 NAfME Eastern Division Conference – Craig Knapp – Music Literacy in the Elementary Chorus Classroom
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
2017 NAfME Eastern Division Conference - Craig Knapp - Music Literacy in the Elementary Chorus Classroom @ Atlantic City Convention Center CC 415 | Atlantic City | New Jersey | United States

2017 NAfME Eastern Division Conference – Craig Knapp – 

Music Literacy in the Elementary Chorus Classroom

Friday April 7th 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Room CC 415

The Workshop will guide participants trough a sequential series of activities, games, warm-ups, techniques, visuals and strategies which integrates Conversational Solfege into the rehearsal that produces a creative, successful and musically literate elementary choir. 

Craig Knapp teaches Classroom Music and Chorus, grades 3 through 5, at the Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School in the Rocky Point School District, where he teaches his elementary music students through Conversational Solfege. Craig has studied closely with Dr. John Feierabend earning OAKE and FAME certification, and is now a FAME endorsed Teacher Trainer. With his innovative and energetic approach to music education, Craig Knapp directs the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York’s Children’s Treble Choirs (www.myo.org), where he has conducted at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He has conducted several commissioned pieces by renowned composers including Nick Page and Jim Papoulis. Craig has presented elementary classroom music and choral workshops at various state, regional and national music education conferences and has been a guest conductor for many All-County and regional honor choirs throughout the Northeast.

 

2017 Eastern Division NAfME Conference – Sandra Doneski – One for Singing, Singing for All
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
2017 Eastern Division NAfME Conference - Sandra Doneski - One for Singing, Singing for All @ Atlantic City Convention Center | Atlantic City | New Jersey | United States

2017 Eastern Division NAfME Conference – Friday April 7th  10:30 – 11:30 AM Room CC 404

Sandra Doneski’s Session:  One for Singing – Singing for All

Research supports the premise that singing is a learned behavior, yet many students are not comfortable making music with their own instruments.  Engage students as thinking musicians and teaching and learning can be transformed. 

Sandra Doneski has been a teacher of music to students in Kindergarten through graduate school. She is Associate Professor of Music at Gordon College and Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Music Education. She teaches courses in music education methods, learning theory, assessment, curriculum development; supervises student teachers; and conducts the Gordon College Children’s Choir.

In 2009, Dr. Doneski was the recipient of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Lowell Mason Award and the Society for General Music in Massachusetts Excellence in General Music Award. In 2012, she was awarded the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Distinguished Service Award and in 2013 she received the Administrators in Music Education Visionary Leadership Award.

Dr. Doneski has published articles and conducted workshops on choral literature and techniques, curriculum development, assessment and mentoring. She recently co-authored a chapter in the MENC Handbook: Research on Teaching and Learning in Music Education titled Research on Elementary and Secondary School Singing.

She is a graduate of Gordon College and received her Master’s and Ph.D. in Music Education from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. She is a First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher Trainer and was the first President of FAME from 2012 to 2015.

2017 NAfME Eastern Division Conference – Missy Strong – Getting Started with Conversational Solfege
Apr 7 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
2017 NAfME Eastern Division Conference - Missy Strong - Getting Started with Conversational Solfege @ Atlantic City Convention Center | Atlantic City | New Jersey | United States

2017 Eastern NAfME Conference – Friday April 7th 4:45 – 5:45 – Room CC 408

Missy Strong’s Session:  Getting Started with Conversational Solfege

Learn the basics of John Feierabend’s engaging, research-based method that develops notational literacy by guiding students through a process in which they hear, perform and then notate music drawn from wonderful and authentic literature.

In a career spanning 2 decades, Missy has taught general, choral, and instrumental music at the preschool, elementary, and middle school levels. In 2003, she earned her Master’s in Music Education from Rowan, and in 2012, a Doctorate in Music Ed with an emphasis in early childhood development from Rutgers. In addition to her current job teaching in the Mount Laurel, NJ school district, Missy also serves as the Music Education Consultant and Curriculum Writer for the Rafiki Foundation. Formerly, she was the Senior Research Assistant for Music Together, and was also the Director of Children’s Music Education at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for 10 years. Missy is an Endorsed Teacher Trainer with the Feierabend Association for Music Education and was a Founding Member of the organization, for which she served 2 terms as Vice-President. A frequent clinician, Missy has recorded webinars for the National Association for Music Education and presents workshops and courses at the international, regional, state, and local levels. She has worked as an editor and is currently involved in the writing and editing of 2 music education book projects.

 

Apr
20
Thu
2017 Ras al Khaima, United Arab Emirates Course – Missy Strong – Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course
Apr 20 – Apr 23 all-day
2017 Ras al Khaima, United Arab Emirates Course - Missy Strong - Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course @ – Ras al Khaima, United Arab Emirates | Ras Al-Khaimah | Ras al Khaimah | United Arab Emirates

Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method created by Dr. John Feierabend that develops musical literacy. Conversational Solfege is for children who have already developed their tuneful, beatful, and artful skills and are ready to develop a deeper understanding of rhythm and melody. Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and solfege syllables at a conversational level, and 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. Patterns, folk songs, poetry, rhymes and classical music are the primary source materials that are used to develop those musical skills. Ample time will be spent on creating effective lesson plans and opportunities for peer teaching will be made available. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

In a career spanning 2 decades, Missy has taught general, choral, and instrumental music at the preschool, elementary, and middle school levels. In 2003, she earned her Master’s in Music Education from Rowan, and in 2012, a Doctorate in Music Ed with an emphasis in early childhood development from Rutgers. In addition to her current job teaching in the Mount Laurel, NJ school district, Missy also serves as the Music Education Consultant and Curriculum Writer for the Rafiki Foundation. Formerly, she was the Senior Research Assistant for Music Together, and was also the Director of Children’s Music Education at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for 10 years. Missy is an Endorsed Teacher Trainer with the Feierabend Association for Music Education and was a Founding Member of the organization, for which she served 2 terms as Vice-President. A frequent clinician, Missy has recorded webinars for the National Association for Music Education and presents workshops and courses at the international, regional, state, and local levels. She has worked as an editor and is currently involved in the writing and editing of 2 music education book projects.

Apr
22
Sat
2017 Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children Saturday Conference – John Crever – First Steps in Music: A Musical Workout for Preschool and Beyond
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017 Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children Saturday Conference - John Crever  - First Steps in Music: A Musical Workout for Preschool and Beyond @ Center for Meeting & Learning at Lane Community College,  | Eugene | Oregon | United States

B-11. First Steps in Music: A Musical Workout for Pre-school and Beyond

All people are born with the potential to become musical. With limited music experience in the early years, children consistently lose their intuitions for thinking tunes, feeling rhythms and responding to the expressiveness in music. Bridge research to practice naturally with a rich repertoire of traditional children’s songs, rhymes, games and dances, and develop your children’s musical aptitude. Participants should be ready to play musically.

John Crever,
Set One, 3hrs. in LEC, Ages:3-8

John Crever is a driven educator with more than 25 years of music instructional, production, management and community organizing experience. His ability to connect with students and teachers of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds has enabled him to successfully teach general music and choir in communities ranging from those ravaged by urban blight, to suburban private settings, to overseas students in the international school system in the Arabian Gulf. Throughout, he has carried his love of Kodaly education from Westminster Choir College (’93, ’96) to these diverse venues. Most recently, he has championed the need for quality vocal general music education in Portland, Oregon.

John Crever is a FAME Endorsed Teacher Trainer for Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2. He began the transition from a traditional Kodaly to a Feierabend instructor in 2008; a move that brought joy and satisfaction to him and countless students in the inner city and beyond. In addition to his own classroom work, he has led workshops for teachers, bringing the Feierabend curricula to inner city children across the district, and offering instructors quality techniques for imparting their own love of music through active learning in song and movement. John lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three girls, where he teaches general vocal music to children 4-14.

John Crever
Portland, OR 97215

Email: johncie@juno.com

May
18
Thu
2017 Maine Music Educators Association Conference – John Feierabend – 4 Sessions!
May 18 – May 19 all-day
2017 Maine Music Educators Association Conference  - John Feierabend - 4 Sessions! @ University of Maine | Orono | Maine | United States

John’s Sessions for the Maine Music Educators Association Conference May 18 – 19th

Keynote: Endangered Musical Minds

1) Becoming Tuneful, Beatful, Artful through Singing in Upper Elementary

2) Becoming Tuneful, Beatufl, Artful through Movement in Upper Elementary

3) Using Classical Music To Teach Rhythmic and Melodic Literacy

4) Folk Dance

Use this link to download the session handouts.  http://www.giamusic.com/bios/john-feierabend

Dr. John Feierabend is considered one of the leading authorities on music and movement development in childhood. He is a Professor of Music Education at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford and is a past President of the Organization of American Kodály Educators. He has given presentations in all 50 states and many other countries. He is the author of over 70 books, recordings, and DVDs, several of which served as the inspiration for the award winning PBS children’s television series Lomax: The Hound of Music.

Dr. Feierabend has been honored as a Lowell Mason Fellow by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME); named University Educator of the Year by the Connecticut Music Educators Association; received the outstanding alumni award from Wayne State University; received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the James Bent Award for outstanding achievement in scholarship and creativity from the University of Hartford, and was the first U.S. recipient of the LEGO Prize, an international award given annually to “an individual who has made a distinctive contribution to the betterment of children.”

Dr. Feierabend continues to be committed to collecting, preserving and teaching the diverse folk music of our country and using that folk music as a bridge to help children understand and enjoy classical music. Dr. Feierabend’s creativity and research has resulted in two music methods; First Steps in Music, a music and movement program for infants through elementary-aged children and Conversational Solfege, a music literacy method suitable for elementary through college-aged student.

Dr. Feierabend’s teaching has provided thousands of teachers and their students with the materials and techniques to help build community through music by evoking enthusiastic participation of all people. To that end his approach strives for all people to become tuneful, beatful and artful through research based and developmentally appropriate pedagogies while promoting the use of quality literature. In the summer of 2012 a group of dedicated and like-minded educators honored Dr. Feierabend’s 40 plus years of teaching and research with the formation of the Feierabend Association for Music Education. For more information go to: www.feierabendmusic.org and www.giamusic.com/feierabend.

2017 Maine Music Educators Association Conference – Lillie Feierabend – 3 Sessions!
May 18 – May 19 all-day
2017 Maine Music Educators Association Conference -  Lillie Feierabend - 3 Sessions! @ University of Maine | Orono | Maine | United States

Lillie’s Sessions for the Maine Music Educators Association Conference – May 18 – 19, 2017

1) Intentional Movement in the Music Classroom

2) Vocal Development in Young Children

3) Bridges to the Community; Planting Seeds for a Lifetime of Musical Growth

Go to this link to download handouts for these sessions:http://www.giamusic.com/bios/lillie-feierabend

Lillie is known for her work with young children and instilling a love of music within them. She was an early childhood and general music educator for over thirty years and a conductor for the Connecticut Children’s Chorus for seventeen. She has twice been honored with her district’s Teacher of the Year Award and in 2008 also received the Outstanding Elementary Music Educator Award from the Connecticut Music Educators Association. She is a frequent clinician at local, state and national conferences, presenting on music and movement development. She also conducts regional honors choirs and teaches weeklong workshops around the country including Anderson University (IN), Gordon College (MA), Silver Lake College (WI), and the University of Hartford (CT).

Jun
7
Wed
Southern Methodist University Summer Classes – John Feierabend – Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day
Southern Methodist University Summer Classes - John Feierabend  - Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course @ Southern Methodist University | Dallas | Texas | United States

Southern Methodist Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  FAME Certification Course
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.

Dates: June 7-9
Times: Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Noncredit Cost: $400.00
Graduate Credit Cost: Additional $575 for 1 hour of graduate credit (Paid separately to SMU)
Housing: There is no on-campus housing available for this workshop. For a listing of local Dallas hotels near the SMU campus and out-of-state discounts visit here.

Conversational Solfege Faculty:
John Feierabend is Professor of Music in the Music Education Division at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford. He is a past President of the Organization of American Kodály Educators, as well as a NAfME Lowell Mason Fellow. Dr. Feierabend is committed to collecting, preserving and teaching the diverse folk music of our country and using that folk music as a bridge to help children understand and enjoy classical music. His research has resulted in two music curricula: First Steps in Music, a music and movement program for infants through early elementary aged children; and Conversational Solfege, a music literacy method for u se in general music classes. Dr. Feierabend’s teaching has provided thousands of teachers and their students with the skills necessary to build community through music by evoking enthusiastic participation of all people. To that end his approach strives for all people to become tuneful, beatful and artful through research based and developmentally appropriate pedagogies that use quality literature. In the summer of 2012 a group of dedicated and like-minded educators honored Dr. Feierabend’s 30 years of work with the formation of the Feierabend Association of Music Education.

For further information about SMU Music Educators Workshops, or to register for one of these classes, visit here; or contact Julie Scott at scottj@smu.edu or 214-768-3717; or call the SMU Music Office at 214-768-1951.

Jun
12
Mon
2017 Anderson University Summer Course – Lillie Feierabend – World Folk Dances and Folk Songs
Jun 12 – Jun 15 all-day
2017 Anderson University Summer Course - Lillie Feierabend - World Folk Dances and Folk Songs @ Anderson University | Anderson | Indiana | United States

MUED 5550 (01)—SELECTED TOPICS IN MUSIC: WORLD FOLK DANCES AND FOLK SONGS—1 HOUR,

June 12 – 15, 2017

Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Lillie Feierabend

Humor, love, and exuberance are universal. Community music making builds a bridge where we are offered a glimpse into another culture and are delighted to find ourselves looking back. History, spirit, and heart are present in a country’s musical culture. This knowledge can lead to a greater awareness and global understanding. This lively class will explore a dozen cultures through folk dance, rounds, passing games, play parties, and clapping games.

2017 Anderson University Summer Classes – John Feierabend – Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course
Jun 12 @ 9:22 pm – Jun 16 @ 10:22 pm
2017 Anderson University Summer Classes - John Feierabend  - Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course @ Anderson University School of Music | Anderson | Indiana | United States

MUED 5320—CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE—2 HOURS

June 12 – 16, 2017
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Dr. John 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.

Jun
19
Mon
2017 Samuel Barber Institute Summer Classes – John Feierabend – Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course
Jun 19 – Jun 23 all-day
2017 Samuel Barber Institute Summer Classes - John Feierabend - Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course @ Samuel Barber Summer Institute | West Chester | Pennsylvania | United States

Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course

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.

MUE 601-21 – Innovations in Elementary Music Education, Conversational Solfege (3)
June 19-23, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
John Feirerabend, University of Hartford

With the Conversational Solfege approach, music literacy starts with great literature and ear before-eye; philosophy that correlates with the National Standards. Great songs are broken down into their component parts and then reassembled so that students can bring greater musical understanding to everything they do. The ultimate goal is to create fully engaged, independent musicians who can hear, understand, read, write, compose, and improvise. Students will receive certification in Conversational Solfege Method by the Feierabend Association for Music Education at the completion of this course.

Samuel Barber Institute Summer Classes
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certificate Class
Department of Music Education- Swope Music Building
Performing Arts Center, RM 255 817 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Jun
21
Wed
2017 Phinny Center Course – John Crever – First Steps in Music FAME Certification Course
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day
2017 Phinny Center Course - John Crever - First Steps in Music FAME Certification Course @ Phinny Center | Seattle | Washington | United States

2017 Phinny Center – John Crever – First Steps in Music FAME Certification Class

The First Steps in Music curriculum is designed to prepare children to become musical in by being Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful. First Steps in Music for Infants and Toddlers provides developmentally appropriate activities that are well suited for children under three years old with their caregivers. First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond provides activities for children as young as three but appropriate for any aged child that needs to further develop their tuneful, beatful, and artful abilities. Folk songs and rhymes as well as classical music are the primary source materials that are used to develop their musical minds and abilities. Created by Dr. John Feierabend, this pedagogical approach contains everything you need to lead a music class for preschool and early elementary students, including: Echo Songs, Call-and-Response Songs, Simple Songs, SongTales, Action Songs, Circle Games, Beat Motion Activities, and more. Ample time will be spent on exploring complete lesson plans for a three-year curriculum. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

Jun
22
Thu
2017 Rafiki Foundation Headquarters Summer Course – Missy Strong – Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day
2017 Rafiki Foundation Headquarters Summer Course - Missy Strong - Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course @ Rafiki Foundation Headquarter  | Eustis | Florida | United States

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 FAME Certificate Class – Missy Strong

Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method created by Dr. John Feierabend that develops musical literacy. Conversational Solfege is for children who have already developed their tuneful, beatful, and artful skills and are ready to develop a deeper understanding of rhythm and melody. Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and solfege syllables at a conversational level, and 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. Patterns, folk songs, poetry, rhymes and classical music are the primary source materials that are used to develop those musical skills. Ample time will be spent on creating effective lesson plans and opportunities for peer teaching will be made available. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

In a career spanning 2 decades, Missy has taught general, choral, and instrumental music at the preschool, elementary, and middle school levels. In 2003, she earned her Master’s in Music Education from Rowan, and in 2012, a Doctorate in Music Ed with an emphasis in early childhood development from Rutgers. In addition to her current job teaching in the Mount Laurel, NJ school district, Missy also serves as the Music Education Consultant and Curriculum Writer for the Rafiki Foundation. Formerly, she was the Senior Research Assistant for Music Together, and was also the Director of Children’s Music Education at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for 10 years. Missy is an Endorsed Teacher Trainer with the Feierabend Association for Music Education and was a Founding Member of the organization, for which she served 2 terms as Vice-President. A frequent clinician, Missy has recorded webinars for the National Association for Music Education and presents workshops and courses at the international, regional, state, and local levels. She has worked as an editor and is currently involved in the writing and editing of 2 music education book projects.

Jun
26
Mon
2017 Hofstra University Summer Music Course – Craig Knapp – Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course
Jun 26 – Jun 30 all-day
2017 Hofstra University Summer Music Course - Craig Knapp - Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course @ Hofstra University - Department of Music | Hempstead | New York | United States

Conversational Solfege TM – Beginning Music Literacy
June 26 – June 30, 2017 (Monday-Friday, 8:15AM – 3:30PM) Instructor: Craig Knapp
(MUS 273H) 3 Graduate Credits
or
(MUS 273HC) Non-Credit for 30 Professional Development Hours

Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method created by Dr. John Feierabend that develops musical literacy. Conversational Solfege is for children who have already developed their tuneful, beatful, and artful skills and are ready to develop a deeper understanding of rhythm and melody. Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and solfege syllables at a conversational level, and 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. Patterns, folk songs, poetry, rhymes and classical music are the primary source materials that are used to develop those musical skills. Ample time will be spent on creating effective lesson plans and opportunities for peer teaching will be made available. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME). Enrollment limited.

Note: Participants may only enroll in one level of FAME certification. First Steps and Conversational Solfege CANNOT be taken concurrently.

2017 Hofstra University Summer Music Course – Rachel Grimsby – First Steps in Music FAME Certification Course
Jun 26 – Jun 30 all-day
2017 Hofstra University Summer Music Course - Rachel Grimsby - First Steps in Music FAME Certification Course @ Hofstra University - Department of Music | Hempstead | New York | United States

First Steps in Music ®
June 26 – June 30, 2017 (Monday-Friday, 8:15AM – 3:30PM) Instructor: Rachel Grimsby
(MUS 273J) 3 Graduate Credits
or
(MUS 273JC) Non-Credit for 30 Professional Development Hours

The First Steps in Music curriculum is designed to prepare children to become musical in by being Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful. First Steps in Music for Infants and Toddlers provides developmentally appropriate activities that are well suited for children under three years old with their caregivers. First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond provides activities for children as young as three but appropriate for any aged child that needs to further develop their tuneful, beatful, and artful abilities. Folk songs and rhymes as well as classical music are the primary source materials that are used to develop their musical minds and abilities. Created by Dr. John Feierabend, this pedagogical approach contains everything you need to lead a music class for preschool and early elementary students, including: Echo Songs, Call-and-Response Songs, Simple Songs, SongTales, Action Songs, Circle Games, Beat Motion Activities, and more. Ample time will be spent on exploring complete lesson plans for a three-year curriculum. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME). Enrollment limited.

Rachel Grimsby has 15 years experience in elementary music education. She holds a B.M.Ed. from East Carolina University and a M.M.Ed from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. She has obtained certification in all Kodály and Orff levels. Rachel is a teacher trainer for FAME, holding certifications in First Steps and Conversational Solfege Levels One and Two. Rachel is a frequent clinician at the local, state and national levels. Rachel is a member of the National Association of Music Educators, Organization of Kodaly Educators, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, and is a current and founding member of the Feierabend Association of Music Education. Rachel will begin her Ph.D studies at Michigan State University in the fall of 2017.

Rachel is also blessed with an amazing family; her husband Greg, daughter Annabelle and son Benjamin.

 

2017 Plymouth State University Summer Class – Betsy Greene – Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course
Jun 26 – Jun 30 all-day
2017 Plymouth State University Summer Class - Betsy Greene - Conversational Solfege Level I and II FAME Certification Course @ Plymouth State University | Plymouth | New Hampshire | United States

Plymouth State University Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 FAME Certificate Class. Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method created by Dr. John Feierabend that develops musical literacy. Conversational Solfege is for children who have already developed their tuneful, beatful, and artful skills and are ready to develop a deeper understanding of rhythm and melody. Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and solfege syllables at a conversational level, and 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. Patterns, folk songs, poetry, rhymes and classical music are the primary source materials that are used to develop those musical skills. Ample time will be spent on creating effective lesson plans and opportunities for peer teaching will be made available. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

2017 University of Central Arkansas Summer Classes – Lillie Feierabend
Jun 26 – Jun 30 all-day
2017 University of Central Arkansas Summer Classes - Lillie Feierabend @ University of Central Arkansas | Conway | Arkansas | United States

University of Central Arkansas Summer Classes

Go to this link for Handouts for Sessions: Go to this link to download handouts for these sessions:http://www.giamusic.com/bios/lillie-feierabend

Lillie Feierabend  

  • June 26-30
  • Multiple Intelligence,
  • Vocal Development in Young Children
  • Management: The Key to Successful Teaching
  • Intentional Movement in the Music Classroom
  • Folk Dance Workshops

INTENTIONAL MOVEMENT IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM

Movement is an integral part of being musical; worthy of the same explicit and intentional instruction devoted to the literacy component of our curriculum. This lively session shares strategies and techniques to enhance the movement component while involving students in our folk music heritage of songs, dances, and singing games.

VOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN

For young children, tuneful singing is the marriage of tuneful thinking and physiological awareness. The child must be able to first “catch the tune” and then reproduce it in head voice. This lively session shares strategies and techniques that are developmentally appropriate while remaining wonderfully childlike; playful, imaginary and fun.

MANAGEMENT: THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL TEACHING

Music educators spend a great deal of time developing, designing and delivering good lessons. Classroom management should also be the product of thoughtful and sequential design. This session shares strategies that help promote active learning by establishing routines so the focus can be on the musical growth of each student

  • Lillie Feierabend is known for her work with young children and instilling a love of music within them. She has been an early childhood and general music educator for over thirty years and a conductor for the Connecticut Children’s Chorus for seventeen. She has twice been honored with her district’s Teacher of the Year Award and in 2008 also received the Outstanding Elementary Music Educator Award from the Connecticut Music Educators Association. Lillie is a frequent clinician at local, state and national conferences, where she presents sessions on music and movement development. She also teaches weeklong workshops, conducts regional honors choirs and is adjunct faculty at the University of Hartford. Lillie Feierabend is a member of CMEA, NAfME, OAKE and ACDA.
2017 Silver Lake College Summer Classes – Jeffrey Rhone –
Jun 26 – Jul 7 all-day
2017 Silver Lake College Summer Classes - Jeffrey Rhone - @ Silver Lake College  | Manitowoc | Wisconsin | United States

Silver Lake College Summer Classes
Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certificate Class / Kodály Certification – Levels III

Course Schedule – Summer 2017: June 26-July 7

All courses take place M-F June 27- July 8 unless otherwise indicated 

NOTE: Classes will be held on Tuesday, July 4th.

8:00-10:00

MUS 544 Kodály Methods III [2]
MUS 522 Solfege II [2]
MUS 501 Folk Song History and Research I [2]
Workshop: Conversational Solfege – Upper Levels [no graduate credit]
10:15-12:15

MUS 543 Kodály Methods II [2]
MUS 521 Solfege I [2]
MUS 644 Choral Literature & Advanced Conducting [2]
Workshop: Conversational Solfege – Lower Levels [no graduate credit]
1:15-2:15

MUS 560 Choral Ensemble [.5]
2:30-4:30

MUS 542 Kodály Methods I [2]
MUS 531 Solfege III [2]
MUS 502 Folk Song History and Research II [2]
Workshop: First Steps in Music [no graduate credit]

Jeffrey A. Rhone holds a Master of Music Education (Early Childhood Emphasis), and a Kodály teaching certificate from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. His independent research includes field and archival collecting at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC, and The Archive of Folk Life Studies in Washington, D.C. Rhone has collaborated with The Yale School of Music Graduate Student Composer Outreach Program and published articles on folklore in The Kodály Envoy. Mr. Rhone taught grade K-5 vocal music for over 15 years in North Haven, CT public schools. Currently, Mr. Rhone teaches courses in Folksong Research in the Kodály certification program at The Hartt School where he is enrolled as a full-time doctoral student in music education.