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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

Oct
12
Fri
Upper Level Conversational Solfege TWO PART Certification Course at Gordon College MA
Oct 12 2018 @ 4:30 pm – Feb 2 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Upper Level Conversational Solfege TWO PART Certification Course at Gordon College MA @ Gordon College | Wenham | Massachusetts | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

Participants have the opportunity to earn graduate or PDP credit and join with fellow colleagues and peers on campus for a casual catered buffet dinner and lunch, provided by Gordon College.

*TWO-PART CERTIFICATION – Participants must register for both October 2018, and February 2019 Sessions.

Conversational Solfege Upper Levels further explores the development of music literacy through analyzing songs and creating a sequence of learning, based on song content and skill development.  Strategies include listening, reading, writing, writing lesson plans, and establishing yearly goals and an introduction of how to teach harmonic function in major and minor tonalities as they apply to improvisation and composition.  This course is applicable to upper elementary general music, as well as middle school and high school choral, and instrumental teachers.

While highly recommended, participants are not required to already have completed Conversational Solfege Levels I and II Certification.

Participants will be required to purchase the newly revised (2018) Conversational Solfege Level 3 Teachers Edition and CD.

Program Schedule (2-part workshop):
Friday, October 12, 2018 | 4:30–8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Friday, February 1, 2019 | 4:30–8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

(Participants must attend both the October 2018 and February 2019 program dates)

Registration
$790: Two (2) Graduate Credits
$790: Forty-Five (45) PDPs
(Registration rate includes October and February programming)

Contact:  Kristen Harrington Email: Kristen.Harrigton@gordon.edu

Discounted local hotel accommodations are available for Friday night. Guests may call 888.686.5064 and reference the Gordon College Music Educator Room Block at the Courtyard Boston Danvers to make their reservations at the group rate. They may also book directly online by using the link below:

Book your group rate for Gordon College Music Educator

The cut-off date for the discounted room block is September 28, 2018. At that time, any remaining rooms in the block will be released for general sale and additional reservations will no longer be available at our discounted group rate. 

Nov
16
Fri
2018 Iowa Music Educators Association Convention
Nov 16 – Nov 17 all-day
2018 Iowa Music Educators Association Convention @ Iowa State University | Ames | Iowa | United States

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: 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.

Iowa State University

149 Music Hall – Aimes, IA 50011

Contact:  Carly Schieffer Email:  idea.conference.chair@gmail.com

Nov
17
Sat
First Steps in Music : Chicago Area Kodaly Educators (CAKE) and Old Town School of Folk Music
Nov 17 all-day
First Steps in Music : Chicago Area Kodaly Educators (CAKE) and Old Town School of Folk Music @ Old Town School of Folk Music | Chicago | Illinois | United States

LILLIE FEIERABEND

VOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS: 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 their 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 children 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 those activities that offer the opportunity to “catch the tune” and reproduce it in head voice. Once children are able to do this they will be on their way to a lifetime of tuneful singing.

Contact: Laurena Code (CAKE) Email: chicagokodaly@gmail.com 

Contact: Erin Flynn (OTSFM) Email:  eflynn@oldtownschool.org

NOVEMBER 17, 2018

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC

4544 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625  •  (773) 728-6000

                       

Nov
30
Fri
2018 New York State School Music (NYSSMA) Conference
Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day
2018 New York State School Music (NYSSMA) Conference @ Rochester Convention Center | Rochester | New York | United States

RACHEL GRIMBSY

Friday November 30th 8:15 AM  Exception Learners in the Elementary General Classroom

Saturday December 1st 8:15 AM Sing, Say, Dance and Play! In a Tuneful, Beatful, Artful Way!

Dec
17
Mon
2018 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certificate Course – Portland OR
Dec 17 – Dec 19 all-day
2018 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certificate Course - Portland OR @ Commuity Music Center | 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 firststepsinmusicpdx@gmail.com 503 278 5959

Community Music Center 3350 SE Francis Street  Portland, OR 97202

Jan
9
Wed
2019 Florida Music Educators Association Conference
Jan 9 – Jan 12 all-day
2019 Florida Music Educators Association Conference @ Tampa Convention Center | Tampa | Florida | United States

MISSY STRONG 

2019 Florida Music Educators Association Conference  – January 9 – 12, 2019

Developing Notational Literacy with Conversational Solfege

Conversational Solfege, John Feierabend’s engaging, research-based method develops notational literacy by helping children understand music through the use of rhythm and solfege syllables at a conversational level that gradually evolves into traditional notation. In this literature-driven approach, students become independent musical thinkers through a sequential process wherein they learn and joyfully perform music before progressing to the decoding, reading, and writing of musical thought. CS serves as only one part of every general music lesson, allowing teachers flexibility to incorporate other activities into their instruction. Learn why Conversational Solfege has become the gold standard in so many districts in the U.S. and even internationally. 

Jan
17
Thu
2019 Indiana Music Educators Association Convention
Jan 17 – Jan 19 all-day
2019 Indiana Music Educators Association Convention @ Grand Wayne Convention Center | Fort Wayne | Indiana | United States

MISSY STRONG

Just the Facts, Please: Neuroscience and Music Education – Friday January 18th 1:00 PM

It is useful to know about music and the brain, but teachers must be careful when looking at brain research findings. Musical “neuromyths” will be presented and teachers will receive tips on how to avoid common mistakes in attempting to interpret neuroscientific research. Basic brain function will be discussed, and an introduction to the growing field of “Educational Neuroscience” will be given.

 

Hosting a Family Folk Dance  – Saturday January 19th 11:00 AM

Hosting a family folkdance event is a fantastic and fun way to “move the learning” outside the walls of your classroom and into the broader community. These events are a powerful way to engage administration, faculty, parents, and neighbors in a way that brings joy to everyone who takes part and, quite honestly, makes the music teacher look pretty good!

They can be done during the school day, over multiple nights, or on one evening. These family folk dances help highlight the growing musicality of your students resulting in an authentic way to advocate for your broader program. Come and learn the nuts and bolts of planning for an event of this type from promoting it to preparing students, their families and your colleagues ahead of time in a way that will get everyone on board and excited!

Movement Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom – Saturday January 19th

 Movement is integral to true understanding in music. When a child can move, they can better understand expression, form, and myriad other musical concepts in a very powerful way. When they begin to move in the early years, this learning is even more powerful. Formulating a sequential movement program, however, can be challenging to those who work with young children. You will hear a rationale for consistently including movement in the elementary music classroom. This rational is based on the assertion that movement is of equal importance to singing and rhythm, as well as the relationship that exists between movement and development. 

Learn how movement is an authentic and fun way to help develop student intuition for beat and meter while also providing meaningful expressive opportunities. Attendees will be given information about proprioceptive sense and learn one way to employ the work of Rudolf Laban in the elementary general music class through movement exploration, movement for form and expression, and beat motion activities.  

2019 Indiana Music Educators Association
Jan 17 all-day
2019 Indiana Music Educators Association @ Grand Wayne Convention Center | Fort Wayne | Indiana | United States

RACHEL GRIMSBY

Music and the Special Learner – Saturday January 19th 11:00 AM

 

Contact Emily Maurek: emilymo73@hotmail.com

Jan
24
Thu
2019 Colorado MEA Convention
Jan 24 – Jan 26 all-day
2019 Colorado MEA Convention @ The Broadmoor | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

MISSY STRONG – 2019 Colorado MEA Convention – January 24 – 26, 2019

Making Folk Dancing Fun

Folk dancing in the elementary and middle school classroom allows our students to demonstrate what we’ve been teaching them about moving to beat while also experiencing their own growing musicality. They are able to understand form in music better through movement while experiencing an authentic community music-making activity, which means they can articulate what form in music is more effectively. Additionally, when we lead folk dance instruction we are helping students get what is so often lacking in our culture: opportunities for positive peer interaction. These interactions help our students build etiquette skills while also creating positive community with their peers. But the overarching thing that a student who is folk dancing in a music classroom experiences is…fun! Come learn how to introduce folk dance into your music classroom right away! 

Contact Elizabeth Ford for More Information cmea.gmc@gmail.com

 

 

Jan
26
Sat
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop
Jan 26 @ 8:30 am – Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop @ Champlain Elementary School | Burlington | Vermont | United States

BETSY GREENE

First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop/Course
(2 credits from Music-COMP/Castleton University)
 
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.
 
One Day Workshop:  Jan. 26th; 8:30 – 5:00 PM
On Line Course:  1 hour online meetings February 4; February 12;  February 18; March 5; March 18; April 2; April 15; April 16.
 
Must attend the workshop on January 26th and each of the online one hour classes to receive credit. Times for online classes will be decided by the members of class on January 26th..
 
Champlain Elementary School 
 
Questions about registration?
Contact Matt LaRocca at Matt@music-comp.org: Matt@music-comp.org
Feb
14
Thu
2019 NW NAfME Conference – Oregon Convention Center – Portland Oregon
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day
2019 NW NAfME Conference - Oregon Convention Center - Portland Oregon @ Oregon Covention Center | Portland | Oregon | United States
JOHN CREVER
 
From Here to There: Planning Seamless Transitions in the First Steps Workout.
Ever feel like you have the class in the palm of your hand until it falls apart the moment you switch activities? You may be missing great transitions! Transitions between the steps of a First Steps in Music workout enable learning that feels effortless for the children. Transitions are critical to a well-designed lesson plan, and they can be interesting, enjoyable, and Artful in both conception and practice. Join FAME teacher trainer John Crever and The Singing Classroom founder Deborah Skydell Pasternack as they demonstrate how to guide students’ imaginations seamlessly throughout your lesson.
 

A Tuneful Pathway to Singing in Harmony

Come sing and see how repurposing the traditional folk repertoire in John Feierabend’s music literacy curricula, First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege, can continue to build musical independence in the upper elementary vocal classroom by exercising child vocal skills with age appropriate repertoire; and establishing an intergenerational repertoire of songs to sing together, in harmony, as a school community.
 
Contact Information: John Crever at firststepsinmusicpdx@gmail.com Phone:  503 278 5959
 
2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day
2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention @ Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Teaching Vocal Development in the Younger 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.

Using Classical Music to teach Rhythmic and Melodic Literacy

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.

Texas Music Educators Association  February 14 – 16, 2019 

Gonzalez Convention Center – Sant Antonio, Texas

Contact: Frank Coachman Email: fcoachman@tmea.org

 

2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention
Feb 14 – Feb 17 all-day
2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention @ Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | San Antonio | Texas | United States

MISSY STRONG

2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention – February 13 – 16, 2019

Just the Facts, Please: Neuroscience and Music Education

Movement Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom

It is useful to know about music and the brain, but teachers must be careful when looking at brain research findings. Musical “neuromyths” will be presented and teachers will receive tips on how to avoid common mistakes in attempting to interpret neuroscientific research. Basic brain function will be discussed, and an introduction to the growing field of “Educational Neuroscience” will be given. 

Movement Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom 

Movement is integral to true understanding in music. When a child can move, they can better understand expression, form, and myriad other musical concepts in a very powerful way. When they begin to move in the early years, this learning is even more powerful. Formulating a sequential movement program, however, can be challenging to those who work with young children. You will hear a rationale for consistently including movement in the elementary music classroom. This rational is based on the assertion that movement is of equal importance to singing and rhythm, as well as the relationship that exists between movement and development. 

Learn how movement is an authentic and fun way to help develop student intuition for beat and meter while also providing meaningful expressive opportunities. Attendees will be given information about proprioceptive sense and learn one way to employ the work of Rudolf Laban in the elementary general music class through movement exploration, movement for form and expression, and beat motion activities.  

Contact: Frank Coachman Email: fcoachman@tmea.org

Feb
28
Thu
2019 Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference
Feb 28 – Mar 2 all-day
2019 Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference @ Boston Seaport Hotel and Convention Center | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

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:  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.

Contact Ruth Debrot Email: rdebrot@aol.com

Boston Seaport Hotel/ World Trade Center

2019 Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference
Feb 28 – Mar 2 all-day
2019 Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference @ Seaport Hotel and Convention Center | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

LILLIE FEIERABEND

INTENTIONAL MOVEMENT IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM

Movement is an integral part of being musical; worthy of the same explicit and intentional instruction devoted to the literacy component of our curriculum. This lively session will share strategies and techniques to enhance the movement component while involving students in our rich folk music heritage of songs, dances, and singing games. This course is applicable to elementary music teachers, preschool and elementary teachers, physical education teachers, day care providers, movement specialists and others who work with young students

BRIDGES TO THE COMMUNITY: PLANTING SEEDS FOR 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. The school year provides many opportunities for music educators to make experiences available to students outside of the music classroom. By doing so, we also make them available to our faculty, school, and community. When the community is invited to participate in our music programs, they become invested in the child’s development and the growth 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 that may inspire a lifelong love of music.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL TEACHING

Music educators spend a great deal of time developing, designing and delivering wonderful lessons. Classroom management should also be the product of this type of thoughtful, intelligent, and sequential design. No matter how excellent the lesson, no matter how superb the musical examples, no matter how many content standards we can connect to, if students are not attentive, they are not learning.

Teaching students to be active learners is the product of good design. The effective teacher establishes the management style of the class and guides the students toward becoming active learners. Proactive management guarantees that the teacher has a plan and is not merely reacting to every problem that arises. Music educators are in a unique position to help students develop and strengthen these most important skills. In a well-managed classroom, the focus can be on the content and musical growth and development of each student. More can be accomplished in a classroom where students are actively involved in their own education and the focus is on learning. The teacher will succeed in helping students grow musically and give them the opportunity to develop these important skills. The ability to focus and be a successful learner is the foundation for a lifetime of learning

Contact Information:  Ruth Debrot at rdebrot@aol.com.

Mar
9
Sat
2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course at Montclair University
Mar 9 – Mar 30 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course at Montclair University @ Montclair State University  | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

MISSY STRONG

First Steps in Music Certification Course (THREE WEEKENDS)

March 9th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  (Saturday)

March 10th 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Sunday)

March 16th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Saturday)

March 30th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Saturday)

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:  Dr. Lisa DeLorenzo Email: elorenzol@mail.montclair.edu

Montclair State University  

John J. Cali School of Music – Chaplin Hall

College Ave – Montcliar, NJ 07043

Mar
23
Sat
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance Play Workshop
Mar 23 @ 8:30 am – May 30 @ 8:30 pm
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance Play Workshop @ Main Dunstable Elementary | Nashua | New Hampshire | United States

BETSY GREENE

First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop/Course
(2 credits  Music-COMP/Castleton University)
 
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.
 
Attend Workshop Class at Main Dunstable Elementary School on  March 23rd; 8:30 – 5:00 PM
On Line Classes: 1 hour online Meetings:
April 4th, April 11th, April 17th  
May 2nd, May 9th May 16th May 23rd and May 30th
 
Must attend the workshop on March 23rd and each of the online one hour classes to receive credit. Times for online classes will be decided by the members of class on March 23rd.
 
Main Dunstable Elementary School
 

Questions about registration?

Contact Matt LaRocca at Matt@music-comp.org: Matt@music-comp.org
Apr
6
Sat
Long Island Orff Schelwerk Association Workshop
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Long Island Orff Schelwerk Association Workshop @ Hofstra University - Shapiro Family Hall | Hempstead | New York | United States

MISSY STRONG

Long Island Orff Schelwerk Association April 6, 2019 Workshop

Why should I teach folk dance and how do I start?

Folk dancing in the elementary and middle school classroom allows our students to demonstrate what we’ve been teaching them about moving to beat while also experiencing their own growing musicality. They are able to understand form in music better through movement while experiencing an authentic community music-making activity, which means they can articulate what form in music is more effectively. Additionally, when we lead folk dance instruction we are helping students get what is so often lacking in our culture: opportunities for positive peer interaction. These interactions help our students build etiquette skills while also creating positive community with their peers. But the overarching thing that a student who is folk dancing in a music classroom experiences is…fun! Come learn how to introduce folk dance into your music classroom!

Hofstra University- Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall New Academic Building, Hempstead, NY 11549

Contact: John Samonte Email: johncsamonte@gmail.com

May
30
Thu
2019 Conversational Solfege Certificate Course – Atlanta, GA (Alpharetta Area)
May 30 – Jun 1 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Certificate Course - Atlanta, GA (Alpharetta Area) @ Webb Bridge Middle School | Alpharetta | Georgia | United States

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).

Dates: May 30 to June 1

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification  Course – May 30th, May 31st and June 1st
(Feierabend Association of Music Education)
 
Thursday, May 30th, 2019  9:00a – 5p
Friday,  May 31st, 2019       9:00a – 5p
Saturday, June 1, 2019        9:00a – 4p
 
Webb Bridge Middle School
4455 Webb Bridge Rd,
Alpharetta, GA 30005
 
Contact Person:
 
Registration Information available January 2019

 

Jun
3
Mon
2019 First Steps in Music Certificate Course at Belmont University
Jun 3 – Jun 6 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certificate Course at Belmont University @ Belmont University School of Music | Nashville | Tennessee | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

2019 First Steps in Music Certificate 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: Susan Ramsey
Email: susanramsay@bellsouth.net 
Phone: 615 957 1287