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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

Jan
11
Sat
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play TWO CLASS OPTIONS!
Jan 11 – Mar 31 all-day
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play  TWO CLASS OPTIONS! @ Champlain Elementary School
 
BETSY GREENE
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play with Betsy Greene in Burlington, Vermont  
 
TWO OPTIONS FOR THIS CLASS:
 
Course Description:
Begin by learning classroom-ready activities which follow the eight part workout from First Steps in Music and integrate the Orff approach while gaining a better understanding of how to integrate these two approaches in a one full day of class. Continue on through online meetings to learn how to lesson plan using First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk and to develop your own integrated activities to use in your teaching.Required Text: First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play by Brandon, Greene, Grimsby, Knapp, Tranberg. GIA Publications: 2017 G-9355Course instructor is Betsy Greene, past President of the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME), endorsed Teacher Trainer and highly respected music educator in the Burlington Vermont Schools.
 
 
OPTION ONE is a 1 Day Workshop
Saturday, January 11th 2020
8:00-4:30 PM
Music Room
Champlain Elementary School
800 Pine Street, Burlington VT
 
OPTION TWO comes with 2 Graduate Credits or 2 PD/workshop Credits
 
Saturday, January 11th 2020
8:00-4:30 PM
Music Room
Champlain Elementary School
800 Pine Street, Burlington VTSNOW DAY:
January 25th, 2020
8:00-4:30 PM
Music Room
Champlain Elementary School
800 Pine Street, Burlington VT

Online Class times:
Tuesday’s 6 – 7 PM; 8 one hour evening online class meetings through ZOOM or comparable online meeting forum:   January 28; February 4; February 11; February 18; March 10; March 17; March 24; March 31

 
Contact: Matt LaRocca  Matt@music-comp.org
Mar
3
Tue
First Steps Certification Course – Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading, P
Mar 3 @ 2:41 am – Apr 2 @ 3:41 am
First Steps Certification Course - Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading, P @ Berks County Intermediate Unit

LESLIE WEAVER

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE CPE

The goal of this course is to impact student learning by teaching attendees to implement techniques in their classrooms to help students think tunefully, to understand the role of tuneful thinking in a child’s overall musical development, to understand the 4×4 procedure for tune acquisition, to implement strategies and techniques in their classroom to engage their children’s vocal lengthening muscles, to implement techniques to help their students move expressively and to a steady beat, to understand the role of Movement Exploration and Movement for Form and Expression in a child’s overall musical development, and to understand the importance of following a child’s steady beat when first teaching how to keep a steady beat.

The required texts are: First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond: The Curriculum ISBN: 978-1579995881 The Book of Movement Exploration: Can You Move Like This? ISBN: 978-1579992644 Feierabend Fundamentals: History, Philosophy, and Practice ISBN: 978-1622772643

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13543&I=3312167If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber, 610-987-8421 or lorger@berksiu.org.

 
Tuesday March 3rd; Thursday March 5th 
Tuesday March 10th: Thursday March 12th
Tuesday March 17th; Thursday March 19th
Tuesday March 24th; Thursday March 26th
Tuesday March 31st: Thursday April 2nd
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) 2 CPE Credits @ $310.00 
1111 Commons Blvd.
Reading, PA 19605
 
 

 

Mar
4
Wed
ACDA Eastern Division Conference
Mar 4 – Mar 7 all-day
ACDA Eastern Division Conference @ Rochester Convention Center

CRAIG KNAPP

Music Literacy in the Elementary Chorus Rehearsal

One of the challenges that elementary choral directors often face is building in quality time for music literacy during rehearsals. Rehearsal time is limited and we often find ourselves focusing on the preparation and demands of upcoming performances and concerts. This workshop will guide participants through a sequential series of activities, warm-ups, techniques, visuals and strategies, all implementing various rhythm and melodic units of Conversational Solfege.

Friday March 6th at 4:00 PM – Hilton Garden Inn and Saturday March 7th at 9:00 AM – Hilton Garden Inn

Contact:  Michael Schmidt; michael.s.schmidt29@gmail.com        https://acdaeast.orghttps://acdaeast.org

Mar
14
Sat
Conversational Solfege Tune-Up (1.5 credits) – Music-COMP/Castleton University, Burlington, VT
Mar 14 – Apr 29 all-day
Conversational Solfege Tune-Up (1.5 credits) - Music-COMP/Castleton University, Burlington, VT @ Castleton University, Burlington, VT

BETSY GREENE

Conversational Solfege Tune-Up (1.5 credits) – Music-COMP/Castleton University, Burlington, VT

Designed for those who have previously taken Conversational Solfege:  Levels 1 & 2 (FAME certified), participants will have an opportunity to tune-up their practice and implementation of CS through an active review of the 12 Steps, literacy units, and techniques (games) used to fuel the learning. Additionally, teachers will learn more ways to deepen their pedagogy or enhance student learning through special considerations (such as unit and lesson planning or how to integrate CS with Orff Schulwerk) as well as opportunities to share with each other their experience as a CS teacher.

Location:  Champlain Elementary School, 800 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401

Meeting times:
Saturday 8 – 4 pm         March 14, 2020 ( Snow day March 21, 2020(In-person)
Thursday’s 6 -7 pm       March 26; April 2; April 16; April 23 (Online)

Contact: Matt LaRocca:  Matt@music-comp.org    Website: https://music-comp.org/graduate-courses-and-workshops

Apr
2
Thu
Connecticut Music Educators Association
Apr 2 – Apr 3 all-day
Connecticut Music Educators Association @ Connecticut Convention Center

LILLIE FEIERABEND

Bridges to the Community – April 2nd, 3:20 – 4:20 PM

  Music Educators plant seeds for a lifetime of music making but teachable moments do not always happen in the classroom. If we provide musical opportunities outside of the music classroom, we can also invite our faculty, school, and community. When the community is invited to participate, they become invested not only in their child’s development but the development of the music program, as well. This session will share a dozen ways to enrich the musical growth and development of your students, your school and your community while providing opportunities to inspire a lifelong love of music.

Partners in Education – April 2nd, 4:30 – 5: 30

Ever think of sharing your Music curriculum with your classroom colleagues? Many, if not most, of theelementaryLanguage Arts goals are consistently addressed in the Music classroom. For example, almost every song we sing and chant we speak has a Beginning/Middle/End, Main Character/Setting, and Problem/Solution.These important goals from the Language Arts curriculum also aid in music development. If students are to sing with confidence, and without losing musical momentum, they must understand what they are singing about. Knowledge of sequence is as important to singing as learning the steps of a folk dance. When the Music curriculum goes into the classroom, understanding these concepts becomes easier and more meaningful after students have learned, played and loved Frog in the Meadow, learned first as a Simple Song in the Music classroom. Ideas, strategies and examples of student work will be shared with participants to share with their classroom colleagues. 

Intentional Movement in the Music Classroom – April 3rd, 11:30 – 12:30 PM

Movement is an integral part of being musical. Think of your favorite finger play, action song or play party. Chances are there is some type of movement involved.  So much of our early childhood music repertoire contains a movement component. This is no surprise; children learn best when they are able to use their bodies. The movement component is worthy of the same explicit and intentional instruction that we devote to the tonal and rhythmic aspects of our curriculum. This is accomplished, not by compromising our musical goals and standards, but simply by manipulating the material that we are already teaching our students.  We can make the movement in our finger plays, action songs, play parties and dances even more beneficial for each student. This lively session will share strategies and techniques that will enhance the movement component in a music classroom. 

Contact: Michelle Martin: cmea20martin@gmail.com

 

Apr
16
Thu
First Steps in Music Certification Course British International School, Phuket,Thailand
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course British International School, Phuket,Thailand @ British International School

MISSY STRONG

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

Pamela Wilkinson pwilkinson@bisphuket.ac.th

British International School 59 Moo 2, Thepkrasattri Road, T. Koh Kaew

Apr
18
Sat
AOSA Connecticut
Apr 18 all-day
AOSA Connecticut @ Central Connecticut State University

LILLIE FEIERABEND

Vocal Development and Intentional Movement for Young

Tuneful singing is the marriage of tuneful thinking and physiological awareness but when dealing with young children we must use strategies and techniques that are not only developmentally appropriate, but wonderfully childlike; playful, imaginary, and fun. In most of our elementary repertoire, there is also some type of movement to enhance the song or chant. The movement component is worthy of the same intentional instruction that we devote to the melodic component of our curriculum. This session will share strategies and techniques guaranteed to engage young children in the development of both.

Contact:  Lee Ann Olsen : Email: lacolsen@yahoo.com

Location: Central Connecticut State University – 1615 Stanley Street – New Britain, CT 06053

 

 

Apr
23
Thu
Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference – Poconos, PA
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day
Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference - Poconos, PA @ Kalahari Resorts Poconos

MISSY STRONG

Movement Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom | SATURDAY 9:45 – 10:45 

Movement Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom Did you know that movement can and should be a part of every lesson you teach, especially with your young students? Learn some Laban-based movement principals that will help bolster student musicality. The takeaway will be engaging, developmentally-appropriate ideas to get your students moving right away!

Contact: Marissa LaBant | mlpeters@pmea.net |  pmea.net

Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference – Poconos, PA
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day
Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference - Poconos, PA @ Kalahari Resorts Poconos

LESLIE WEAVERpmea.net

First Steps in Music – Movement Development | Saturday 1 – 2 p.m.

The ability to move expressively to music is a skill that should be cultivated in children as early in their development as possible. This session will provide techniques and activities, from the research-based First Steps in Music curriculum, teachers can use to develop their PK-2 student abilities to move expressively and internalize steady beat.

First Steps in Music – Vocal Development |  Saturday 3:15 – 4:15

The ability to think tune is valuable to a child’s overall musical development. This session will provide techniques and activities teachers can use to engage their PK-2 student head voices and increase student ability to think tune.

Contact: Marissa LaBant | mlpeters@pmea.net |  pmea.net

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

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course Belmont University – Nashville, TN
Jun 2 – Jun 5 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course Belmont University - Nashville, TN @ Belmont University - School of Music

JOHN FEIERABEND

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)

Susan Ramsey:  Email:  susanramsay@bellsouth.net  Cell:  (615) 957-1287 

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

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

 

Jun
15
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course Central College Pela Iowa
Jun 15 – Jun 18 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course Central College Pela Iowa @ Central College

JOHN FEIERABEND

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)

CONTACT: Sarah Van Waardhuizen   CELL (641) 628 5295  EMAIL: vanwaardhuizens@central.edu   

WEBSITE: https://www.central.edu/camps/register/conversational-solfege-certification-levels-i-and-ii/

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

STEPHANIE SCHALL-BRAZEE

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.

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

JOHN FEIERABEND

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)

Contact:  Patrick Benson :  pbenson@vandercook.edu

First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop/Course – University of Central Arkansas
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop/Course - University of Central Arkansas @ University of Central Arkansas - School of Music
BETSY GREENE
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop/Course – University of Central Arkansas 
 
Begin by learning classroom-ready activities which follow the eight part workout from First Steps in Music and integrate the Orff approach while gaining a better understanding of how to integrate these two approaches in a one full day of class. Continue on through online meetings to learn how to lesson plan using First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk and to develop your own integrated activities to use in your teaching.
 

Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25, 2020 
Monday-Wednesday 8 am – 4 pm
Thursday 8 am – noon

University of Central Arkansas UCA Snow Fine Arts Building

201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, AR 72035 

For more information, contact Christa Kuebel at ckuebel1@uca.edu. Phone: 501 450-5756

Registration: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1618/index.aspx?sid=1618&gid=1&pgid=1447&cid=2763

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
29
Mon
2020 First Steps in Music Certification Course – Portland, Maine
Jun 29 – Jul 3 all-day
2020 First Steps in Music Certification Course - Portland, Maine

RACHEL GRIMSBY

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: ALAN KASCHUB:  kaschub@maine.edu

 

Bridges to the Community – Holy Family College (formerly Silver Lake College)
Jun 29 all-day
Bridges to the Community - Holy Family College (formerly Silver Lake College) @ Holy Family College (formerly Silver Lake College)

LILLIE FEIERABEND

BRIDGES TO THE COMMUNITY

Music Educators plant seeds for a lifetime of music making but teachable moments do not always happen in the classroom. If we provide musical opportunities outside of the music classroom, we can also invite our faculty, school, and community. When the community is invited to participate, they become invested not only in their child’s development but the development of the music program, as well. This session will share a dozen ways to enrich the musical growth and development of your students, your school and your community while providing opportunities to inspire a lifelong love of music.

Contact: Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton Rachel.warecarlton@holyfamilycollege.edu  Phone: 920 686 6272