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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.

FAME Calendar

Jun
1
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Mesa, AZ
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Mesa, AZ @ Highland Arts Elementary Mesa AZ

JOHN CREVER

First Steps in Music Certification Course – Mesa, AZ
June 1-3  (8:30 – 4:30)
Highland Arts Elementary, 3042 E Adobe St, Mesa, AZ  85213
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com 
Register Online www.music-ade.com/
 

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE 

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 for First Steps in Music from the Feierabend Association for Music Education

Jun
2
Tue
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Jun 2 – Jun 5 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN @ Indiana State University, School of Music

EMILY MAUREK

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE 

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 for First Steps in Music from the Feierabend Association for Music Education

Jun
8
Mon
2020 First Steps in Music Certification Course -Lima Ohio
Jun 8 – Jun 12 all-day
2020 First Steps in Music Certification Course -Lima Ohio @ Bath Elementary School

RACHEL GRIMSBY

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURS

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 for First Steps in Music from the Feierabend Association for Music Education.

CONTACT LAURA HARTZLER : HARTZLERL@bathwildcats.org

Bath Elementary School – 2450 Bible Road – Lima, OH 45801

 

Jun
15
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Slippery Rock University, PA
Jun 15 – Jun 19 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Slippery Rock University, PA @ Slippery Rock University, PA

LESLIE WEAVER

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE 

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 for First Steps in Music from the Feierabend Association for Music Education.

Contact – Dr. Cassandra Eisenrich: cassandra.eisenrech@sru.edu

Jun 15 – Jun 17 all-day
 @ Poly Drive Elementary School, Billings, MT

JOHN CREVER

Conversational Solfege Certification Course – Billings, MT
 
June 15 – 17  (8:30 – 4:30)
Poly Drive Elementary School, 2410 Poly Dr, Billings, MT  59102
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com 
 
Register Online www.music-ade.com/
 

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.

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)

Jun
22
Mon
ONLINE First Steps in Music Certification Course-Jenison Public Schools, Jenison, MI
Jun 22 – Jun 24 all-day
ONLINE First Steps in Music Certification Course-Jenison Public Schools, Jenison, MI @ Kids First Early Childhood Center

STEPHANIE SCHALL-BRAZEE

ONLINE -FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE 

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 for First Steps in Music from the Feierabend Association for Music Education.

**First Steps in Music Certification Course-(Jenison Public Schools, Jenison, MI)   

 

June 22-24

Kids First Early Childhood Center, 2959 Baldwin St. Jenison, Mi 49428

Contacts-Stephanie Schall-Brazee: schallst@tcaps.net; Diane Schrems: dschrems@jpsonline.org

ONLINE Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Vandercook College of Music – Chicago, IL
Jun 22 – Jun 26 all-day
ONLINE Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Vandercook College of Music - Chicago, IL @ Vandercook College of Music

JOHN FEIERABEND

This June 22nd to June 26th ONLINE Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  FAME Certification Course.  All Online classes will be held in real time live stream.  No classes will be recorded.  Vandercook College is in the Central Standard Time Zone.      Contact:  Patrick Benson :  pbenson@vandercook.edu

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)

Contact:  Patrick Benson :  pbenson@vandercook.edu

Vandercook College of Music – 3140 S Federal St – Chicago, IL 60616

 
Conversational Solfege Certification Course – Boise, Idaho (Meridian)
Jun 22 – Jun 24 all-day
Conversational Solfege Certification Course - Boise, Idaho (Meridian) @ Mary McPherson Elementary

JOHN CREVER

Conversational Solfege Certification Course – Boise, Idaho (Meridian)
June 22 – 24  (8:30 – 4:30)
Mary McPherson Elementary , 1050 E Amity Rd, Meridian, ID  83642
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com 
Register Online www.music-ade.com/
 

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.

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)

Jun
24
Wed
Conversational Solfege Certification Course-Jenison Public Schools, Jenison, MI
Jun 24 – Jun 26 all-day
Conversational Solfege Certification Course-Jenison Public Schools, Jenison, MI @ Kids First Early Childhood Center,

STEPHANIE SCHALL-BRAZEE

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.

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

Kids First Early Childhood Center – 2959 Baldwin St. Jenison, Mi 49428

Contact Stephanie Schall-Brazee  schallbrazee@gmail.com  or dschrems@jpsonline.org

 

Jun
25
Thu
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Class – Colorado Mesa University
Jun 25 – Jun 28 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Class - Colorado Mesa University @ Colorado Mesa University -Moss Performaing Arts Center

MISSY STRONG

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.

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)

Colorado Mesa University
June 25-28 (9:00am – 4:00pm)
Moss Performing Arts Center: 1221 N. 12th St. Grand Junction, CO
Contact – Nicholas Kent: nicholas.kent@hotmail.com

Jun
29
Mon
ONLINE First Steps in Music Fundamentals Class – Portland, Maine
Jun 29 – Jul 3 all-day
ONLINE  First Steps in Music Fundamentals Class - Portland, Maine

RACHEL GRIMSBY

ONLINE FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS 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.

CONTACT: ALAN KASCHUB:  kaschub@maine.edu

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

 

Jun
30
Tue
Conversational Solfege Certification Course – Seattle, WA
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day
Conversational Solfege Certification Course - Seattle, WA @ Fairmount Park Elementary,

JOHN CREVER

Conversational Solfege Certification Course – Seattle, WA

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 30 – July 1  (8:30 – 4:30)
Fairmount Park Elementary, 3800 SW Findlay St, Seattle, WA
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com 
Register Online www.music-ade.com/
Jul
6
Mon
2020 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Green Island, NY
Jul 6 – Jul 10 all-day
2020 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Green Island, NY

RACHEL GRIMSBY

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE

Through carefully sequenced activities, Conversational Solfege™ addresses the National Core 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’s pedagogical method develops a music literacy that is 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 TIFFANY DZEMBO:  tdzembo@greenisland.org

Movement and Folk Dance in Elementary Music: A Sequential Approach – Central Conneticut State Unversity
Jul 6 – Jul 10 all-day
Movement and Folk Dance in Elementary Music: A Sequential Approach - Central Conneticut State Unversity @ Central Conneticut State Unversity

MISSY STRONG

Movement and Folkdance in Elementary Music: A Sequential Approach

Folk dancing allows students to experience their growing musicality in engaging and authentic ways. In addition to demonstrating beat competence, students will more easily understand form while also experiencing an authentic community music-making activity that allows for opportunities for positive peer interaction. Learn how to confidently incorporate movement and folk dancing into your general music classroom and beyond. You’ll leave with a portfolio of dances, an understanding of how to sequence their instruction, a framework for a Family Folkdance event, and lots of dancing experience!

Topics covered:

*A rationale for teaching folk dance 

*Preparing in the early music classroom.

*Choosing the best dances (and music) for your population.

*Introduce and call folk dances in and out of the classroom.

*Build community through folk dance events

2 Graduate Credits
July 6 – 10 (Morning Sessions)
Central Connecticut State University, CT
Contact – Dr. Carlotta Parr: ParrC@ccsu.edu

Conversational Solfege Certification Course – Portland, OR
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day
Conversational Solfege Certification Course - Portland, OR @ St. Rose School

JOHN CREVER

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.

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)

July 6-8  (8:30 – 4:30)
St. Rose School, 5309 NE Alameda St, Portland, OR  97213-2547
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com  Register Online www.music-ade.com/
Jul
13
Mon
ONLINE First Steps in Music Certification Course – Gordon College MA
Jul 13 – Jul 16 all-day
ONLINE First Steps in Music Certification Course - Gordon College MA @ Gordon College - Department of Music

JOHN FEIERABEND

First Steps in Music Certification Course will be offered as an ONLINE COURSE. All classes will be held in real time live stream. No classes will be recorded. Gordon College is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. 

This July 13 – July 16th Class will meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. This includes a lunch break from 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.

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 for First Steps in Music from the Feierabend Association for Music Education

Contact: Kristen.Harrington@gordon.edu  Phone:  978 867 4429

 All classes will be held in real time live stream.  July 13 – July 16th –   No classes will be recorded. 
Jul
15
Wed
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Feierabend Association for Music Education Conference
Jul 15 – Jul 17 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Feierabend Association for Music Education Conference @ Philadelphia Airport Marriott

LILLIE FEIERABEND

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE 

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 for First Steps in Music from the Feierabend Association for Music Education. 

Philadelphia Airport Marriott – Terminal B  – Philadelphia, PA

Contact: David Vandewalker:  executive-director@feierabendmusic.org Phone: 678 462 2741

Jul
20
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 and 2 Certification Class – Hofstra University Summer Music Course
Jul 20 – Jul 24 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 and 2 Certification Class -  Hofstra University Summer Music Course @ Hofstra University- Department of Music

CRAIG KNAPP

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).

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  Certification Course with Craig Knapp

Hofstra University  – Department of Music – Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall

Hempstead (Long Island) New York 1154 – Monday June 25 – Friday June 29, 2020

Contact Craig Knapp at mrknapp1@aol.com

https://www.hofstra.edu/summermusic

 

ONLINE -First Steps in Music Certification – University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
Jul 20 – Jul 30 all-day
ONLINE -First Steps in Music Certification - University of Hartford, Hartford, CT @ The University of Hartford

CONNIE GREENWOOD

First Steps in Music Certification Course will be offered as an ONLINE COURSE. All classes will be held in real time live stream. No classes will be recorded.  The Hartt School of the University of Hartford is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. 

This July 20th to July 30th Class will meet Monday through Thursday from  2:30 PM to 5:00 PM.

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 for First Steps in Music from the Feierabend Association for Music Education

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 participation in both music and movement activities will be the basis for most instruction. 

CONTACT: DR. WARREN HASTON:  haston@hartford.edu – Phone: 860 768 5526

Detailed Information: https://harttsummerterm.hartford.edu/hartt/summerterm/registration/workshop-catalog.aspx

All classes will be held in real time live stream.  July 20th – July 30th –   No classes will be recorded.  

 

 

 

 

ONLINE Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Hartt Summer Term – University of Hartford
Jul 20 – Jul 31 all-day
ONLINE Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Hartt Summer Term - University of Hartford @ Hartt School of Music

JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  FAME Certification Course will be offered as an ONLINE COURSE. All classes will be held in real time live stream each day.  No classes will be recorded.  The Hartt School of the University of Hartford is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. 

This July 20th to July 31st class will meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.                                                     

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)

Contact: Warren Haston: Haston@hartford.edu  Phone 860 768 5526

Information: https://harttsummerterm.hartford.edu/hartt/summerterm/registration/workshop-catalog.aspx

All classes will be held in real time live stream.  July 13 – July 16th –   No classes will be recorded.