Events

Dr. John Feierabend Calendar on GIAmusic.com

Click here to see Dr. Feierabend’s lecture and teaching circuit. 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
23
Tue
VIRTUAL FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC & CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE WITH ORFF SCHULWERK
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm

Sing, Say, Dance, Play with Betsy Greene!

First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk + Conversational Solfege with Orff Schulwerk

Register NOW for January 2024 Courses!
 
ONLINE COURSES:
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Tuesdays, 6-7pm Eastern
Conversational Solfege with Orff Schulwerk: Tuesdays, 7-8pm Eastern
Six 1-hour online classes: January 23, 30; February 6, 13; March 5, 12 
 
Each course can be taken separately for 1.5 credits each, or taken concurrently for a total of 3 credits through Music-COMP https://music-comp.org/professional-development
Workshop option also available. 
Registration costs vary:
Single course (1.5 graduate credits) = $890
Single course (PD/Workshop hours) = $675
Both courses (3 graduate credits) = $1,780
Both courses (PD/Workshop hours) = $1,350
 
Direct link to registration form:
 
Feb
9
Fri
First Steps in Music Virtual Certification Online
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 15 @ 11:00 pm
First Steps in Music Virtual Certification Online @ Zoom Online

First Steps in Music Virtual Certification with John Feierabend and Moderated by Australian based FAME teacher trainer Bron Lawson

See Updated USA Meeting Time
Friday evenings Feb. 9 – Mar. 15, 2024 | 7:00 – 11:00 PM EST-US New York 

See Corrected AUS Meeting Time
Saturday mornings Feb 10 – Mar 16, 2024 | 11:00 -15:00 AEDT Melbourne/Sydney (final meeting will be one hour earlier for AEDT)

ZOOM ONLINE – COST: US$400

Register here for the course: https://tinyurl.com/registervirtualfsm

FOR MORE INFORMATION about class content: bronlawson@bluebirdfoundationinc.org.au +61 438 577 214

For information about purchase orders, contact Emily Maurek, FAME Executive Director at executive-director@feierabendmusic.org

Feb
29
Thu
West Virginia Music Educators Association Conference: FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC & 12 STEPS TO MUSIC LITERACY
Feb 29 – Mar 1 all-day
West Virginia Music Educators Association Conference: FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC & 12 STEPS TO MUSIC LITERACY @ Charleston Civic Center and Municipal Auditorium

First Steps in Music & 12 Steps to Music with Leslie Weaver!

 
 
February 29 – March 1, 2024
First Steps in Vocal Development
First Steps in Movement Development
12 Steps to Music Literacy Using Conversational Solfege
 
 
Charleston Civic Center and Municipal Auditorium
200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25301
Mar
2
Sat
Webinar: Beginning Autoharp with Jill Trinka
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
14
Thu
OAKE National Convention: An Ear-First Approach to Teaching Ensemble Harmony and Improvisation with Chris Ann Powers and John Crever
Mar 14 – Mar 17 all-day
OAKE National Convention: An Ear-First Approach to Teaching Ensemble Harmony and Improvisation with Chris Ann Powers and John Crever @ The Palmer Holtel

An Ear-First Approach to Teaching Ensemble Harmony and Improvisation with Chris Ann Powers and John Crever

March 14 – 17, 2024

 
Palmer House a Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
Apr
5
Fri
First Steps in Music w/Orff Schulwerk – New Hampshire
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am

Sessions

Conversational Solfege with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play  

Learn ways to get “more bang for your buck” in your teaching by integrating principles and techniques from these two powerhouse approaches for teaching music. Experience classroom ready activities to discover different ways to combine both notational learning or music literacy from Conversational Solfege with student centered creating from Orff Schulwerk. This session is appropriate for teaching upper elementary students or older.


First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play 

First Steps in Music and Orff Schulwerk are two major music education approaches that when integrated provide a student centered synergistic effect on music learning. Learn through classroom ready activities ways to amplify the 8 Part Work Out from First Steps in Music with student centered creating from Orff Schulwerk. This session is appropriate for teaching early elementary students (PRK – 2).

Apr
12
Fri
Tennessee MEA: CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE OVERVIEW
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tennessee MEA: CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE OVERVIEW @ Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Conversational Solfege Overview with Emily Maurek!

 
Conversational Solfege Overview: April 12, 2024 CST
 
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
Tennessee MEA: FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC OVERVIEW
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tennessee MEA: FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC OVERVIEW @ Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

First Steps in Music Overview with Emily Maurek!

 
First Steps in Music Overview: The Process of ‘Arioso’ – April 12, 2024 CST
 
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
Jun
3
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification, Lewis Center, OH , June 3 – 6, 2024
Jun 3 – Jun 6 all-day


Details
First Steps in Music Certification,
June 3–6, 2024.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Hour lunch so 6 hours a day x 4 days = 24 hours of instruction | Face to Face
Instructor: AHIMELIC@CCS.K12.IN.US 

Location:
Heritage Elementary School (Music Room)
79 Lewis Center Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Learn More and Register

Jul
8
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Burlington, VT
Jul 8 – Jul 12 all-day

First Steps in Music Certification Course with Betsy Greene
July 8 – 12, 2024  (M – F) 8 am – 4 pm 

Location: Champlain Elementary School, 800 Pine St., Burlington, VT 05401

Hosted by Music-COMP in collaboration with Center for Schools, Vermont State University at Castleton, VT

3 graduate credits or 45 professional development hours

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON – Check back on the registration link regularly.  
Link to register: https://music-comp.org/professional-development

Contact:  Stefanie Weigand, Music-COMP executive-director, stefanie@music-comp.org

Get the Course Details

Course Description: First Steps in Music (™) is a research-based, curricular framework combining the development of singing and movement skills in order to maximize musical aptitude in young children, typically grades PreK-2. The eight-part “workout” is designed to encourage musical independence and creativity through joyful activities and experiences shared with others while developing the prerequisite skills needed for music literacy: singing in tune, keeping a steady beat, and developing sensitivity to the expressive elements of music. First Steps in Music is a developmentally appropriate music education framework for instruction with techniques that provide pathways to meeting students where they are in their musical development, no matter the age or ability. Included in this course will be opportunities to practice teaching and a full demonstration class with early elementary students.

About the course Instructor: Betsy Greene teaches in Burlington, Vermont where she is the music teacher and choral director for Champlain Elementary School (K-5). Betsy earned her undergraduate degree in music education from the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam) and her Master’s Degree in Music Education under Dr. John Feierabend from the former Hartt School of Music (currently the Hartt School) at the University of Hartford, CT.  She holds her Kodály certification from the Hartt School and her Orff-Schulwerk Levels I-III from the University of St. Thomas.  In 1998, she received the Outstanding Arts Advocate Award from the past Vermont Arts Alliance and, then in 2008, the Music Educator of the Year Award from the Vermont Music Educators Association. Betsy is a founding member of the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME) having served as Member-at-Large and President (2017-2019).  She is a frequent presenter of workshops and graduate courses as a FAME endorsed teacher trainer and a specialist for integrating the Feierabend Approach with Orff Schulwerk.  Betsy is a co-author for First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk:  Sing, Say, Dance, Play (GIA Publications, 2017) and a contributing author for the Feierabend Fundamentals:  History, Philosophy, and Practice (GIA Publications, 2018).

Aug
5
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Wayne State University, MI
Aug 5 – Aug 7 all-day

STEPHANIE SCHALL-BRAZEE

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE 

REGISTER HERE: http://tinyurl.com/registerfsmwaynestate

August 5 – 7, 2024  |   DAILY 8:30 – 5:00 PM  |  Old Main Building 480 Hancock Street RM 2402 (24 HOURS) FACE TO FACE

First Steps in Music Certification, August 5-7, 2024
8:30 AM- AM-5:00 PM (24 hour certification course)
Instructor: Stephanie Schall-Brazee  schallbrazee@gmail.com
 
Location:
Wayne State University Department of Music,
Old Main Building 480 Hancock Street RM 2402
Detroit, MI 48202