Events

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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

Aug
3
Mon
2020 First Steps in Music Certification Course – Matthews, NC
Aug 3 – Aug 7 all-day
2020 First Steps in Music Certification Course - Matthews, NC @ Covenant Day School

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:  MARY ANN FOLTZ  Mfoltz@covenantday.org

Aug
5
Wed
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 5 – Aug 7 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Canyons School District: Crescent View Building

JOHN CREVER

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE

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.

 

First Steps in Music Certification Course – Salt Lake City, Utah
August 5-7  (8:30 – 4:30)
Canyons School District: Crescent View Building, 11150 south 300 east, Sandy Utah 84070
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com  Register Online www.music-ade.com/
Aug
16
Sun
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk – NYSSMA Summer Conference – Albany, NY
Aug 16 all-day
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk -  NYSSMA Summer Conference - Albany, NY @ Albany Hilton

CRAIG KNAPP

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC WITH ORFF SCHULWERK: SING, SAY, DANCE, PLAY 

Come experience joyful activities that follow the 8-part workout from First Steps in Music while integrating the Orff approach. During this course participants will develop a better understanding of how to blend these two approaches. Ample time will be spent on participating in various activities and creating engaging lessons your students will enjoy. Sing, say, dance, and play your way to learning how to develop tuneful, beatful, and artful students. Participants will gain an understanding of both First Steps in Music (FSM) and Orff Schulwerk (OS). Participants will gain an understanding of how the eight-part work out is designed to develop singing, beat keeping, and movement skills and how to use OS extensions within the workout. This session is applicable to both the experienced teacher and the dabbling novice in First Steps and/or Orff.

NYSSMA – Summer Convention – Sunday August 16th  

Contact Craig Knapp at mrknapp1@aol.com

NYS Summer Music Conference – Albany, NY

Aug
17
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Minneapolis, MN @ Perpich Center for Arts Education, Glass Box

JOHN CREVER

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE

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.

 

First Steps in Music Certification Course – Minneapolis, MN
August 17 – 19  (8:30 – 4:30)
Perpich Center for Arts Education, Glass Box  – 
6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com  Register Online www.music-ade.com/
First Steps in Music Certification Course Edmonton Alberta Canada
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course Edmonton Alberta Canada @ First Presbyterin Church

DAVID RANKINE

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: david.i.rankine@gmail.com

Register Online: https://forms.gle/pPFDZqBsere92Sd68

First Presbyterian Church 10025  150 St. NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 
 
Aug
20
Thu
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Edmonton Alberta Canada
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Edmonton Alberta Canada @ First Presbyterian Church

DAVID RANKINE

12 STEPS TO MUSIC LITERACY USING CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE: Part One: Rhythmic Development 

Through carefully sequenced activities this fun workshop will address the National Standards while demonstrating how to enable students to joyfully assimilate the content and skills necessary to become musically literate including the acquisition of listening, rhythmic and melodic reading, dictation, composition, and improvisation in an intuitive manner. Participants will experience a curriculum that grows out of tonal and rhythmic elements that exist in the folk song literature of this country.  Each rhythm or tonal element will be explored in patterns, songs and themes from classical literature.

12 STEPS TO MUSIC LITERACY USING CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE: Part Two Melodic Development 

Literature using advanced Solfege patterns with a parallel development of rhythm patterns in 2/4 and 6/8 meter will be presented. Opportunities for early experience in part singing are demonstrated with, rhythmic and melodic sight-reading, dictation, composition, and improvisation.  Participants will experience a curriculum that grows out of tonal and rhythmic elements found in folk song to classical literature.

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: david.i.rankine@gmail.com

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – August 20-22, 2020
First Presbyterian Church 10025 150 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
 
 
 
 
 
Oct
3
Sat
Middle Tennessee AOSA – Franklin Tennessee
Oct 3 all-day
Middle Tennessee AOSA - Franklin Tennessee @ Walnut Grove Elementary School

LILLIE FEIERABEND

AROUD THE WORLD IN SONG AND DANCE

Humor, love, kindness and joy are universal. Folk Dance builds a bridge where we are offered a glimpse into another culture and are delighted to find ourselves looking back. A country’s musical culture can also offer insight into its history, spirit, values, and heart. We can appreciate and begin to know a little about a people when we move in their footsteps. These delightful gifts, traversing not only cultures, but generations, can lead to greater awareness and global understanding. This lively workshop will introduce participants to folk dances, passing games, play parties, rounds and clapping games from around the world.

Contact: Kendall Webb Email: Kendall.paige708@gmail.com  Cell: 281 7307

Walnut Grove Elementary School – 326 Stable Road – Franklin, TN 37069