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Feb
22
Thu
2018 Minnesota Music Educators Association Convention
Feb 22 – Feb 24 all-day
2018 Minnesota Music Educators Association Convention

JOHN FEIERABEND   2018 Minnesota Music Educators Association Convention

First Steps in Music:  Vocal Development in the Early Years
During the early learning years, children can acquire musical sensitivities, which will provide them with a lifetime of expressive and accurate singing intuitions. This lively session will present insights and activities that can foster those intuitions in children from three to age nine, through the use of folk songs and games.
Date & Time:  Thursday, 2/22/2018, 1:00pm

First Steps in Music: Movement Development in the Early Years
Description:  During the early learning years, children can acquire musical sensitivities, which will provide them with a lifetime of expressive and accurate movement intuitions. This energetic session will present insights and activities that can foster those intuitions in children from birth to age nine, through the use of folk songs and rhymes as well as through movement experiences with classical recordings.
Date & Time:  Thursday, 2/22/2018, 4:45 PM

12 STEPS TO MUSIC LITERACY USING CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE: PART 1: Rhythmic
Description: Through carefully sequenced activities this 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 reading, dictation, composition, and improvisation in an intuitive manner. Participants will experience a curriculum that grows out of rhythmic elements that exist in the folk song literature of this country. Each rhythmic element will also be explored in patterns, songs and themes from classical literature.
Date & Time:  Friday, 2/23/2018, 10:30 AM

12 STEPS TO MUSIC LITERACY USING CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE: PART 2: Melodic Literacy
Description: 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.
Date & Time:  Friday, 2/23/2018, 2:30 PM

2018 Kansas Music Educators Association Convention
Feb 22 – Feb 24 all-day
2018 Kansas Music Educators Association Convention @ Century II Convention Center | Wichita | Kansas | United States
LILLIE FEIERABEND 2018 Kansas Music Educators Association Convention
 
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. Young children must be given opportunities to experience and develop both of these important skills. The window of opportunity for the development of this lifelong gift is in early childhood, kindergarten and first grade. We must help the child explore the sensation of singing and then give them guided opportunities to reproduce the sound. To engage this age group we must use strategies and techniques that are developmentally appropriate while remaining wonderfully child like; playful, imaginary and fun.  This session will share activities that can offer this opportunity to a young child. Once they are able to do this they will be on their way to a lifetime of tuneful singing.
 
INTENTIONAL MOVEMENT IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM      Movement is an integral part of being musical.  Think of your favorite activity in the music classroom; chances are there is some type of movement to enhance the experience. 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 literacy component of our curriculum. Participants will be introduced to strategies and techniques that will enhance the movement component while involving them in our rich folk music heritage of songs, dances, and singing games.
 
BRIDGES TO THE COMMUNITY; PLANTING SEEDS FOR OF A LIFETIME OF MUSICAL GROWTH     Music educators plant seeds for a lifetime of music making but teachable moments do not always happen in the classroom. 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.
 
2018 Kansas Music Educators Association Conference
Century II Convention Center – Wichita, KS, USA
 
Contact Information: Carrie Devires  at cdevriesbe@olatheschools.org
 
 
Feb
25
Sun
2018 Montclair State University Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 17 @ 3:30 pm
2018 Montclair State University Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course @ Montclair State University | Chicago | Illinois | United States

MISSY STRONG

Montclair State University – John J. Call School of Music – Chapin Hall – Room G55

Classes:  1) Sunday February 25th  2:00 – 6:30 PM  2) Saturday March 3rd 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

 3) Saturday March 10th – 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM  4)  Saturday March 17th 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

This 24 Hour course is offered for 1 graduate credit MUED 500 Workshop in Music Education.

Professional development hours are available for non-credit participants.

Upon successful completion, participants will receive Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2

Certification through the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME)

Questions about course?  Contact Missy Strong at mstrong@mtlaurelschools.org

Questions about registration? Contact Lisa Delorenzo at delorenzol@mail.montclair.edu

Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method that develops musical literacy. Based on modules used to teach conversational foreign languages, Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and solfege syllables at a conversational level, 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. Through various techniques, Conversational Solfege allows the acquisition of musical reading and writing, dictation, improvisation, and composition in an intuitive manner. This course is applicable to general music, choral, and instrumental teachers.Participants will be certified by the Feierabend Association for Music Education.

Mar
8
Thu
2018 West Virginia Music Education Association Convention
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day
2018 West Virginia Music Education Association Convention

JOHN FEIERABEND

Keynote Address:  Endangered Musical Minds

All children are born with some potential to succeed with music.  But, with inappropriate or no music experiences in the early years, children will lose their intuitiveness for making accurate and sensitive musical responses.  The future success of vocal and instrumental performers as well as musical participation in daily life is significantly dependent on appropriate early intervention.  Here is critical information about how children think music and what we can do to help them musically develop.

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC: VOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS                                  

During the early learning years, children can acquire musical sensitivities, which will provide them with a lifetime of expressive and accurate singing intuitions.  This lively session will present insights and activities that can foster those intuitions in children from three to age nine, through the use of folk songs and games.

 FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC: MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS         

During the early learning years, children can acquire musical sensitivities, which will provide them with a lifetime of expressive and accurate movement intuitions.  This energetic session will present insights and activities that can foster those intuitions in children from birth to age nine, through the use of folk songs and rhymes as well as through movement experiences with classical recordings.

12 STEPS TO MUSIC LITERACY USING CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE: Rhythmic/ Melodic                                          

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: Melodic/ Melodic                             

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.

 

Apr
13
Fri
2018 Tennessee Music Educators Association Convention
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day
2018 Tennessee Music Educators Association Convention @ Gaylord Opryland Hotel | Nashville | Tennessee | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

12 Steps to Music Literacy Using Conversational Solfege – Friday April 13th

This lively and practical session will demonstrate how to develop students’ music literacy skills in the elementary through high school grades.  With the use of rhythm and solfege syllables students are actively engaged with the acquisition of listening skills, rhythmic and melodic reading, dictation, sight-reading, composition, and the ability to improvise. These activities are explained through fun techniques using traditional folk songs and great examples of classical literature Target Group:  All: Elementary, Middle and High School

Becoming Tuneful Beatful Artful in Upper Elementary Grades  – Friday April 13th

 In this session participants will experience movement and vocal activities intended for students in mid to upper elementary school. The use of canons and songtales are presented to further develop good vocal technique through vocal warm-ups, fragment singing, whole songs, and part-singing. Playground games and song-dances are great to further develop beatful skills with fun challenges to coordinate the beat with objects and people.

 

THREE HOUR WORKSHOP  – Saturday April 14th  –10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC: VOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS

During the early learning years, children can acquire musical sensitivities, which will provide them with a lifetime of expressive and accurate singing intuitions.  This lively session will present insights and activities that can foster those intuitions in children from three to age nine, through the use of folk songs and games.

Target Group:  Pre Kindergarten through Third Grade

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC:MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS

During the early learning years, children can acquire musical sensitivities, which will provide them with a lifetime of expressive and accurate movement intuitions.  This energetic session will present insights and activities that can foster those intuitions in children from birth to age nine, through the use of folk songs and rhymes as well as through movement experiences with classical recordings.

Target Group:  Pre Kindergarten through Third Grade

 

 

 

May
30
Wed
2018 First Steps in Music ATLANTA GA Certificate Course
May 30 – Jun 1 all-day
2018 First Steps in Music ATLANTA GA Certificate Course @ School TBA | Alpharetta | Georgia | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

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

First Steps in Music Certification Course May 30, May 31, June 1st  

Contact Dr. David Vandewalker – Fulton County Schools – vanderwalkerd@fultonschools.org

 Phone: 470 254 6767  School Location near Alpharetta, GA (Hwy 400 Area)

Jun
11
Mon
2018 Southern Methodist University – First Steps in Music Certification Course
Jun 11 – Jun 13 all-day
2018 Southern Methodist University - First Steps in Music Certification Course @ Southern Methodist University | Dallas | Texas | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

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

 

First Steps in Music Certification Course 

Southern Methodist University

 

Meadows School of the Arts

P.O. Box 75036

Dallas, TX 75275-0356

Contact: Julie Scott

214 768 3717

scottj@mail.smu.edu

Jun
13
Wed
2018 Great Falls Public Schools Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certificate Course
Jun 13 – Jun 15 all-day
2018 Great Falls Public Schools Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certificate Course @ Great Falls Public Schools | Great Falls | Montana | United States

JOHN CREVER

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).

Contact Information:  John Crever at firststepsinmusicpdx@gmail.com 503 278 5959

 

Jun
18
Mon
2018 Vandercook College of Music – First Steps in Music Certification Course
Jun 18 – Jun 22 all-day
2018 Vandercook College of Music - First Steps in Music Certification Course @ Vandercook College of Music | Chicago | Illinois | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

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

Contact Information:  Patrick Benson at pbenson@vandercook.edu  Phone: 312 788 1139

Jun
20
Wed
2018 S.E. Portland Oregon Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certificate Course
Jun 20 – Jun 22 all-day
2018 S.E. Portland Oregon Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certificate Course @ S.E. Portland | Portland | Oregon | United States

JOHN CREVER

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).

Contact Information:  John Crever at firststepsinmusiccpdx@gmail.com  Phone: 503 278 5959

Jun
25
Mon
2018 Hofstra University Conversational Solfege Level1 & 2 Certificate Course
Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day
2018 Hofstra University Conversational Solfege Level1 & 2 Certificate Course @ Hofstra University | Hempstead | New York | United States

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, 201

Contact Craig Knapp at Mr.Knapp1@aol.com

2018 Hofstra University First Steps in Music Certificate Course
Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day
2018 Hofstra University First Steps in Music Certificate Course @ Hofstra University | Hempstead | New York | United States

RACHEL GRIMSBY

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

First Steps in Music Certification Course with Rachel Grimsby

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

Hempstead (Long Island) New York 1154 – Monday June 25 – Friday June 29, 201

Contact Craig Knapp at Mr.Knapp1@aol.com

2018 University of Central Arkansas First Steps in Music Certification Course
Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day
2018 University of Central Arkansas First Steps in Music Certification Course @ Universithy of Central Arkansas | Conway | Arkansas | United States

CHRIS POWERS

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

First Steps non Music Certification Course with Chris Powers

Contact Christa Kuebel at ckuebel1@uca.edu – Phone: 501 852 0164

2018 West Chester University Summer First Steps in Music Certificate Course
Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day
2018 West Chester University Summer First Steps in Music Certificate Course @ West Chester University  | West Chester | Pennsylvania | United States

LINDSAY JACKSON

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

First Steps in Music Certification Course with Lindsay Jackson 

June 25 – 29, 2018 West Chester University

Contact Information M. Greg Martin mmartin@wcupa.edu  Phone: 610 436 2070

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Chicago, IL
Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Chicago, IL @ Vandercook College of Music | Chicago | Illinois | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

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).

Contact Information: Patrick Benson at pbenson@vandercook.edu 312 788 1139

Jun
27
Wed
First Steps in Music Certificate Course – South Windsor, CT
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day
First Steps in Music Certificate Course - South Windsor, CT @ Truth Baptist Church | South Windsor | Connecticut | United States

CONNIE GREENWOOD

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

First Steps in Music Certification Course with Connie Greenwood

2018 East Seattle First Steps in Music Certificate Course
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day
2018 East Seattle First Steps in Music Certificate Course @ Seattle | Washington | United States

JOHN CREVER 

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

First Steps in Music Certificate Course with John Crever

June27 – 29th East Seattle Washington

Contact Information:  John Crever at firststepsinmusicpdx@gmail.com 503 278 5959

Jun
28
Thu
2018 Colorado Mesa University Conversational Solfege Certificate Course
Jun 28 – Jul 1 all-day
2018 Colorado Mesa University Conversational Solfege Certificate Course @ Colorado Mesa University | Grand Junction | Colorado | United States

MISSY STRONG

Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method that develops musical literacy. Based on modules used to teach conversational foreign languages, Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and solfege syllables at a conversational level, 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. Through various techniques, Conversational Solfege allows the acquisition of musical reading and writing, dictation, improvisation, and composition in an intuitive manner. This course is applicable to general music, choral, and instrumental teachers.Participants will be certified by the Feierabend Association for Music Education.

Questions about registration? Contact Melinda Workman at classicalsweetie@gmail.com

Jul
2
Mon
2018 Silver Lake College Summer Classes
Jul 2 – Jul 6 all-day
2018 Silver Lake College Summer Classes @ Silver Lake College | Manitowoc | Wisconsin | United States

INTENTIONAL MOVEMENT IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM 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.

Silver Lake College Summer Classes – July 2 – July 6

Contact Information:  Rachel Ware-Carlson  Rachel.WareCarlton@sl.edu Phone: 920 686 6272 

2018 Silver Lake College Summer Classes – John Feierabend All Three FAME Certification Courses
Jul 2 – Jul 13 all-day
2018 Silver Lake College Summer Classes - John Feierabend All Three FAME Certification Courses @ Silver Lake College | Manitowoc | Wisconsin | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

Silver Lake College  John Feierabend First Steps in Music FAME Certification TWO WEEK Class. 

Silver Lake College Summer Classes
First Steps in Music Certificate Class Kodály Certification – Levels I

Silver Lake College Summer Classes
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certificate Class /Kodály Certification – Levels I I

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

Course Schedule – Summer 2018: July 2 – July 13th

All courses take place M-F July 2 – July 13 unless otherwise indicated

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]