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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

Jul
15
Mon
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & @ Certificate Course – Gordon College Summer Classes -Wenham, MA
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & @ Certificate Course - Gordon College Summer Classes -Wenham, MA @ Gordon College | Wenham | Massachusetts | 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 from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

Schedule
Monday July 15th through Friday July 19th  –  9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Daily

Gordon College – 255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984

Contact:  Kristen Harrington Phone: 978.867.4429 Email: Kristen.Harrington@gordon.edu

Registration: http://www.gordon.edu/workshops Register online

 

*Participants must register for the entire week. If you have previously participated in a Conversational Solfege Level I or II workshop at Gordon College, please contact Program Coordinator Kristen Harrington for registration options.

2019 First Steps in Music Certificate Course @Music -COMP/Castleton University – Burlington, VT
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certificate Course @Music -COMP/Castleton University - Burlington, VT @ 800 Pine Street | Burlington | Vermont | United States

BETSY GREENE

he 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

First Steps in Music Certificate Class July 15 – July 19, 2018  

8:00 – 4:00 PM Daily

Champlain Elementary School 800 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401

Questions about registration? Contact Matt LaRocca at Matt@music-comp.org

Jul
17
Wed
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2- A Refresher Course – Gordon College Wenham, MA
Jul 17 – Jul 19 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2- A  Refresher Course - Gordon College Wenham, MA @ Gordon College

ANDY HIMELICK

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2: A REFRESHER

This class is for those who have taken a FAME certified Conversational Solfege Levels 1 and 2 course and want to “refresh” their CS knowledge. Participants will actively review the 12 Steps, the 13 Units, experience firsthand the majority of the Techniques (games), and learn other special considerations such as “CS in the Choral Setting”. Participants will also have an opportunity to create, share and learn with other teachers in how CS is and can be effective in their classrooms.

Registration
$635: 1.5 Graduate Credits or 33.75 PDPs
$550: Participation Only

Schedule
July 17–19, 2019
Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30  p.m.

Register online

Gordon College – 255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984

Contact:  Kristen Harrington Email: Kristen.Harrington@gordon.edu Phone: 978 867 4429

https://www.gordon.edu/workshops

Jul
18
Thu
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Toccoa , GA
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Toccoa , GA @ Toccoa Falls College

MISSY STRONG

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE & FAMILY FOLK DANCE

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.

The Feierabend curriculum 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).

Thurs.  July 18th          8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Fri.      July 19th          8:30 am – 4:30 pm; (7:00 pm  Folkdance)          

Sat.       July 20th          8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Gate Cottage on Forest Drive –  Toccoa Falls College – Toccoa, GA 30598

Contact – Yurii Henriques: yurii.henriques@gmail.com

Jul
22
Mon
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course -Hofstra University
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course -Hofstra University @ Hofstra University

CRAIG KNAPP

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE

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.

The Feierabend curriculum 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).

July 22 – July 26  8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY  https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/soeahs/tll/mused/mused-orff-schulwerk.html

Contact: Craig Knapp:  mrknapp1@aol.com

2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course – Grove City, PA
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course - Grove City, PA @ J. Howard Pew Fine Arts Center - Grove City College

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

First Steps Certification Course – Grove City, PA
 
Leslie Weaver         July 22-26, 2019         8:00-3:00
 
J. Howard Pew Fine Arts Center
Grove City College, Maple Street, Grove City, PA 16127
 
 

 

 

2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course – Hofstra University
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course - Hofstra University @ Hofstra University

RACHEL GRIMSBY

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

https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/soeahs/tll/mused/mused-orff-schulwerk.html

Contact:  Craig Knapp  mrknapp1@aol.com

Hofstra University – Hempstead, NY

July 22 – July 26th  8:30 AM – 3: 30 PM

 

2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course/- The Hartt School – West Hartford, CT
Jul 22 – Aug 2 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course/- The Hartt School  - West Hartford, CT @ The University of Hartford, Hartt School of Music | West Hartford | Connecticut | United States

The Hartt School of the University of Hartford  Summer Term Classes

FAME First Steps in Music Certificate Course – Connie Greenwood
During this course, participants will be introduced to current research findings and the implications of that research on the development of an early childhood music and movement curriculum. Materials and activities will be presented for children from birth to age seven. Collecting materials, designing teaching strategies, lesson plans, and yearly curriculum, as well as developing and promoting an early childhood program, will be covered. Active participation in both music and movement activities will be the basis for most instruction. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level I and meets at the same time and place.

Contact: Warren Haston  Email: haston@hartford.edu  Phone: 860 768 5526

First Steps in Music  http://harttsummerterm.hartford.edu/hartt/summerterm/registration/course-detail.aspx?c=29

First Steps in Music Certificate Class – Connie Greenwood Instructor
Kodály Certification – Levels I – Connie Greenwood Instructor
Conversational Solfege Level1 & 2 Certificate Class – John Feierabend Instructor
Kodály Certification Levels I – – John Feierabend Instructor
Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certificate Class  – John Feierabend Instructor
Kodály Certification – Levels III – John Feierabend Instructor

All University of Hartt Summerterm FAME Courses: http://harttsummerterm.hartford.edu/hartt/summerterm/registration/workshop-catalog.aspx

2019 The Hartt School Summerterm Classes – John Feierabend – ALL FAME Certification Courses
Jul 22 – Aug 2 all-day
2019 The Hartt School Summerterm Classes - John Feierabend - ALL FAME Certification Courses @ The Hartt School University of Hartford | West Hartford | Connecticut | United States
 
 
First Steps in Music® – Connie Greenwood Instructor

During this course, participants will be introduced to current research findings and the implications of that research on the development of an early childhood music and movement curriculum. Materials and activities will be presented for children from birth to age seven. Collecting materials, designing teaching strategies, lesson plans, and yearly curriculum, as well as developing and promoting an early childhood program, will be covered. Active participationin both music and movement activities will be the basis for most instruction. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level I.

Conversational SolfegeTM —Beginning Music Literacy – – John Feierabend Instructor

Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method that develops musical literacy. Based on models 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. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level II and meets at the same time and place. Methodology Level II and meets at the same time and place.

Conversational SolfegeTM—Advanced Music Literacy – John Feierabend Instructor

This course further explores the development of music literacy through analyzing songs and creating a sequence of learning based on song content and skill development. Strategies, including listening, reading, writing, writing lesson plans, as well as establishing yearly goals, and an introduction of how to teach harmonic function in major and minor tonalities as they apply to improvisation and composition will be covered. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level III and meets at the same time and place.

HARTT KODÁLY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

An OAKE-Endorsed Program John M. Feierabend, Director
Jeff Rhone, Ed Bolkovac, Gabor Viragh

Kodály pedagogy at Hartt is built upon and derived from the most recent
music education and child development research. A new curriculum reflects characteristics of American folk music literature. Hartt’s Kodály program is committed to the finest-quality children’s music literature and masterwork literature. Students transferring from other Kodály programs should receive prior approval from the program’s director, John Feierabend. See Hartt Summerterm website for full descriptions of Kodály courses: hartford.edu/hartt/summerterm. 

Access this link for more details about the Kodály Program at Hartt:

http://harttsummerterm.hartford.edu/hartt/summerterm/registration/workshop-catalog.aspx

 

 

 

First Steps in Music Certificate Course – 2019 University of Hartford Summer Term – West Hartford, CT
Jul 22 – Aug 2 all-day
First Steps in Music Certificate Course - 2019 University of Hartford Summer Term - West Hartford, CT @ Hartt School of Music - Fuller Room # 120

CONNIE GREENWOOD

KODALY CERTIFICATION And First Steps in Music Certification Course AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD SUMMERTERM, JULY 22-AUGUST 1, 2019

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE  /  METHODOLOGY I — READINESS FOR LITERACY 

PLEASE NOTE: The First Steps in Music Certification Course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level I and meet at the same time and place.

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

PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level I and meets at the same time and place.

First Steps in Music Certification Course with Connie Greenwood

The Hartt School -Music Department The University of Hartford – Workshop Session IV & V

200 Bloomfield Ave West Hartford, CT 06117

Monday July 22 – Friday August 1, 2019

Teacher- Connie Greenwood

SESSION DATES & TIMES

Workshop Session IV & V , July 22 – August 1, 2019

  • Monday, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

LOCATION

  • Fuller – Rm. #120

COLLEGE CREDIT COST- $490.00

Contact:  Warren Haston PhD, director – Email: haston@hartford.edu  Phone: 860.768.5526

http://www.hartford.edu/hartt/summerterm/default.aspx

 

Jul
27
Sat
CS and FS Day Long Workshops on a CRUISE TO BERMUDA
Jul 27 – Aug 1 all-day
CS and FS Day Long Workshops on a CRUISE TO BERMUDA @ Royal Caribbean Cape Liberty Cruise Port

CONVERSATIONAL AND FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC DAY LONG WORKSHOPS – CRUISE TO BERMUDA !!!!

CHRIS ANNE POWERS – First Steps in Music Overview 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.

MISSY STRONG – Conversational Solfege Overview 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.

The Feierabend curriculum 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.

July 27th to August 1st, 2019  

Royal Caribbean Cape Liberty Cruise Port – 4 Port Terminal Blvd (Pier 11 or 12) – Bayonne, NJ 07002

CONTACT KRIS LOOS FOR DETAILS:  kloos@brightsparktravel.com

 

Jul
29
Mon
2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course – Westerville, OH
Jul 29 – Aug 2 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course - Westerville, OH @ Battelle Fine Arts Center

LESLIE WEAVER

First Steps in Music Certification Course – Westerville, OH

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.

Dates:  July 29 – August 2nd  Daily 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Location:  Battelle Fine Arts Center  170 W. Park Street Westerville, OH 43081

Contact:  Leslie Weaver:  Email:  leslieweaver515@gmail.com Phone: 610-780-6834

Registration:  https://forms.gle/LqDYVvqS6EG15bDN9

2019 First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play- Hofstra
Jul 29 – Aug 2 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play- Hofstra @ Hofstra University School Of Music - Shapiro Family Hall

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 course is applicable to both the experienced teacher and the dabbling novice in First Steps and/or Orff.

July 29 – August 2nd 

Contact:  Craig Knapp – Email: MrKnapp1@aol.com Phone: 516 463 5490

Hofstra University School of Music – Shapiro Family Hall –

1000 Hempstead Turnpike – Hempstead NY 11549

2019 The Hartt School of the University of Hartford Summer Term Classes
Jul 29 – Aug 2 all-day
2019 The Hartt School of the University of Hartford Summer Term Classes @ The Hartt School at the University of Hartford | West Hartford | Connecticut | United States

LILLIE FEIERABEND

AROUND THE WORLD IN SONG AND DANCE

Humor, love, kindness, and exuberance are universal. Community music making builds a bridge where we are offered a glimpse into another culture and delighted to find ourselves looking back. History, spirit, and heart are present in a country’s musical culture. This lively workshop will explore 20 cultures through their folk dance, rounds, passing games, play parties, clapping games, and singing games. Join us as we meet wonderful people through the gift of their music.

The Hartt School at the University of Hartford – West Hartford, CT 06117

Contact Warren Haston Email:  haston@hartford.edu   Phone: 860 768 4479

 http://www.harttweb.hartford.edu/SummerTerm/home.aspx

Aug
5
Mon
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Covenant Day School
Aug 5 – Aug 8 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Covenant Day School @ Covenant Day School

RACHEL GRIMSBY

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE

Through carefully sequenced activities, Conversational Solfege™ addresses the National Core 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’s pedagogical method develops a music literacy that is 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).

Covenant Day School-800 Fullwood Lane – Matthews, NC 28105

August 5th – August 8th  (9:00  am to 4:00 pm)

Contact:  Mary Ann Foltz:  mfoltz@covenantday.org

2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course – Bellmawr, NJ
Aug 5 – Aug 8 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course - Bellmawr, NJ @ Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church

MISSY STRONG

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE – August 5 – 8th, 2019

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

Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church – 11 Park Dr, Bellmawr, NJ 08031

Contact: Missy Strong DocStrong26@gmail.com

One Day Conversational Solfege Overview Workshop – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 5 all-day
One Day Conversational Solfege Overview Workshop - Minneapolis, MN @ The Perpich Center

JOHN CREVER – ONE DAY CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE OVERVIEW

Meeting Music Literacy Standards with Conversational Solfege: Rhythmic & Tonal 

John Feierabend has been at the forefront of music literacy research and pedagogy for more than 40 years with nearly 80 books and media publications to date. Join Feierabend Association (FAME) endorsed teacher trainer John Crever as he unpacks the 12-step approach to music reading as proposed in Feierabend’s works Feierabend Fundamentals and Conversational Solfege (CS). Intended for both the general and performing music classrooms, 2nd-12th grade, CS sets up musical experiences for students to learn the same way they attained their first language, conversationally. This session will demonstrate using Feierabend’s Kodaly inspired, 12-step method to introduce students to music reading by an “ear-first” approach, conversationally improvising musical ideas that become original written compositions. 

Monday, August 5th(8:00 – 4:00 pm) “One-Day Conversational Solfege Overview”

The Perpich Center, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422

Contact: John Crever, P: 503-278-5959, E:info@music-ade.com  W: www.music-ade.com

Aug
7
Wed
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 7 – Aug 9 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Salt Lake City, UT @ Jordan Ridge Elementary School

JOHN CREVER

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.

The Feierabend Curriculum 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).

 “Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Teacher Certification Course” – 

August 7-9 (8:00am – 4:00pm)

Jordan Ridge Elementary, 2636 W 9800 S, South Jordan, UT  84095

Contact::Phone 503-278-5959 Email:   info@music-ade.comWeb:  www.music-ade.com

 

Aug
12
Mon
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Bellmawr, NJ
Aug 12 – Aug 15 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Bellmawr, NJ @ Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church

MISSY STRONG

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE – August 12 – 15th, 2019

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).

Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church – 11 Park Dr, Bellmawr, NJ 08031 

Contact: Missy Strong  DocStrong26@gmail.com

Aug
14
Wed
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 14 – Aug 16 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Minneapolis, MN @ The Perpich Center

JOHN CREVER

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.

The Feierabend Curriculum 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).

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification – Minneapolis, MN

“Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Teacher Certification Course”

August 14 – 16 (8:00am – 4:00pm)

The Perpich Center, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422

Contact: John Crever, P: 503-278-5959, E:info@music-ade.com  W: www.music-ade.com