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May
31
Tue
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Mesa Public Schools, Mesa, AZ
May 31 – Jun 3 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Mesa Public Schools, Mesa, AZ @ Highland Arts Elementary School Resource Center

JOHN CREVER

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE  –

LIMITED SEATING EVENT

5/31/2022        6/3/2022          Mountain Standard     Mesa, AZ

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.

Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880 

Highland Arts Elementary School Resource Center  – 3042 E Adobe St, Mesa, AZ  85213   – 28 hours  – $450         

 Contact: John Crever 503–278–5959

Email: info@music-ade.com

LINK TO REGISTER= Click HERE

 

Jun
13
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Indiana State University
Jun 13 – Jun 16 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Indiana State University @ Indiana State University School of Music

EMILY MAUREK

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 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).

Suggested Texts and materials  for Course:  

Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 1 CD/ mp3 file

Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 2 CD/ mp3 file

CONTACT: Dr. Julia Heath-Reynolds  PHONE: (812) 237-2744 EMAIL: julia.reynolds@indstate.edu

 

Jun
20
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Minneapolis, MN
Jun 20 – Jun 23 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Minneapolis, MN @ Perpich Center For Arts Education

JOHN CREVER

MINNEAPOLIS, MN

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE

JUNE 20-23       

Central Standard: from 8:30- 4:30

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).

Suggested Texts and materials  for Course:  

Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 1 CD/ mp3 file

Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 2 CD/ mp3 file

Contact: John Crever     503-278-5959 info@music-ade.com

REGISTRATION COST: $450     REGISTRATION LINK: CLICK HERE

First Steps in Music Certification Course – Central College – Pella Iowa
Jun 20 – Jun 23 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Central College - Pella Iowa @ Central College

LILLIE FEIERABEND

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE  – JUNE 20 – 23, 2022  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM DAILY

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.

Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880 

Contact: Dr. Sarah Van Waardhuizen  Phone: 641-628-5295  Email: vanwaardhuizens@central.edu

Registration: https://central.edu/camps/

Jun
27
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course, Hempstead (Long Island), NY
Jun 27 – Jul 1 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course, Hempstead (Long Island), NY @ Hofstra University, Department of Music,

CRAIG KNAPP

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE  

Monday, June 27, 2022 – Friday, July 1, 2022, 8:15AM-3:30PM, Shapiro Family Hall Room 010, Hofstra University

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. A variety of special topics will also be included during each daily class. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

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).

Suggested Texts and materials  for Course:  

Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 1 CD/ mp3 file

Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 2 CD/ mp3 file

Contact: Michael Baur  Phone: 631-987-8043  Email: mwbaur@gmail.com  

Hofstra University, Department of Music, 010 Shapiro Family Hall, 1000 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11549

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course Lakeland University, Wisconsin
Jun 27 – Jul 8 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  Certification Course  Lakeland University, Wisconsin @ Lakeland University

DR. JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course /  Kodály Methods II

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).

Course Materials: 

Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 1 CD/ mp3 file

Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 2 CD/ mp3 file

CONTACT: Rachel Ware Carlton  PHONE: 920 565-1000 Ex 2153  EMAIL: CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: http://lakeland.edu/kodaly

This class is labeled two ways:  Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 (Lower Levels) Certification Course  and  MUS 542 Kodály Methods II

Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course – Lakeland University , WI
Jun 27 – Jul 8 all-day
Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course - Lakeland University , WI @ Lakeland University

DR. JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Certification Course / Kodaly Level 3 Course  

MUS 544 Kodály Methods III /MUS 503C Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course 

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  Conversational Solfege Level 3 CD/ mp3 file

CONTACT:  Rachel Ware Carlton  EMAIL: CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu    PHONE: 920 565-1000 Ex 2153

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: http://lakeland.edu/kodaly  

 MUS 544 Kodály Methods III  MUS 503C Conversational Solfege – Upper Level

First Steps in Music Certification Course – Lakeland University, WI
Jun 27 – Jul 8 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Lakeland University, WI

STEPHANIE SCHALL-BRAZEE

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION CURSE / LAKELAND KODALY CERTIFICATION LEVLEL 1

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 a First Steps in Music Certification Certificate from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

CONTACT: Rachel Ware Carlton  PHONE: 920 565-1000 Ex 2153  EMAIL: CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: http://lakeland.edu/kodaly  

This course is labeled in two ways. First Steps in Music Workshop -600A or  Kodaly Methods I-MU 610.”   – – June 27- July 8, 2022  2:30-4:30 PM   20            Face to Face  

Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880 

First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk – University of Central Arkansas
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk - University of Central Arkansas @ University of Central Arkansas

BETSY GREENE

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC WITH ORFF SCHULWERK: SING, SAY, DANCE, PLAY 
Experience classroom-ready activities for use in-person and/or remote learning which follow the eight-part workout from First Steps in Music with the Orff Schulwerk approach, while gaining a better understanding of how to integrate these two approaches. 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. Prior First Steps in Music and/or Orff Schulwerk experience and access to Orff instruments are not required. This course is applicable to elementary classroom music educators.

Required Text: First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play by Brandon, Greene, Grimsby, Knapp, Traanberg. GIA Publications: 2017; G-9355

Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880 

First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk – June 27 – June 30th

Monday – Wednesday 8 am – 4 pm; Thursday 8 am – 12 pm 24 PD Hours    Face to Face

Contact: Christa Kuebel NA       ckuebel1@uca.edu   

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR – 201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, AK 72035

Workshop $375 before May 1; $425 after May 1  Please email before registering if interested in taking for graduate credit. Campus housing is available for an additional cost.  

Jun
28
Tue
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Colorado Mesa University
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Colorado Mesa University @ Moss Performing Arts Center

MISSY STRONG

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE – JUNE 28 – JUNE 30, 2022

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

June 28, 29, 30. Time 8:30am-4:30pm    Face to Face

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1100 North Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81501            Heidi Bryan     (303) 551-2613.   Heidi.Bryan@d51schools.org   

Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880          

Jul
11
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Gordon College MA
Jul 11 – Jul 14 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Gordon College MA @ Gordon College - Department of Music

JOHN FEIERABEND

First Steps in Music Certification Course 

July 11 – July 14, 2022 Class will meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. 

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: Kristen.Harrington@gordon.edu  Phone:  978 867 4429 – https://www.gordon.edu/workshops

Gordon College – Department of Music 255 Grapevine Road Wenham, MA 01984

Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880 

 
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Toccoa Falls, GA
Jul 11 – Jul 14 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Toccoa Falls, GA @ Toccoa Falls College

MISSY STRONG

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE JULY 11 – JULY 14, 2021

“How can we ensure that our students enjoy and make music throughout their lives? Come learn about John Feierabend’s First Steps in Music, a powerful approach to early childhood music education. This research-based, practitioner-proven curriculum helps students sing, chant, dance, feel, express, and play their way to musical independence. Become well-versed in the 8-Part “”Workout”” of First Steps in Music as you take a deep dive into Singing and Movement Development in the early years and leave with ideas to use in your classroom right away. Successful completion of this course leads to certification in First Steps through the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

Toccoa Falls College    107 Kincaid Dr, Toccoa Falls, GA 30598      

Yurii Henriques           (706) 886-5342           yhenriques@tfc.edu  

Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880 

 

Jul
18
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – University of Hartford, The Hartt School, CT
Jul 18 – Jul 29 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - University of Hartford, The Hartt School, CT @ The Hartt School

DR. JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 (Books 1 & 2) Certification Course /  Kodaly Level  2 Certification Class

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).

Course Materials:  

Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 1 CD/ mp3 file

Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 2 CD/ mp3 file

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

Registration Information:  https://harttsummerterm.hartford.edu//hartt/summerterm/default.aspx

Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course The University of Hartford, The Hartt School, CT
Jul 18 – Jul 29 all-day
Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course The University of Hartford, The Hartt School, CT @ The University of Hartford’s The Hartt School

DR. JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Upper Levels Certification Courese/ Kodaly Level 3 Class

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 andConversational Solfege Level 3 CD/ mp3 file

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion  for Conversational Solfege Upper Levels  from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

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

Registration Information:  https://harttsummerterm.hartford.edu//hartt/summerterm

First Steps in Music Certification Course – University of Hartford, The Hartt School, CT
Jul 18 – Jul 29 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - University of Hartford, The Hartt School, CT @ The Hartt School University of Hartford

CONNIE GREENWOOD

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE /  KODALY LEVEL 1 COURSE 

JULY 18 – 29   DAILY 2:30 – 5:00 PM  HARTT ROOM 120 (20 HOURS) FACE TO FACE

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 a First Steps in Music Certification Certificate from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880 

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

Registration Information: https://harttsummerterm.hartford.edu//hartt/summerterm

 

 

First Steps in Music Certification Course – Forney, Texas ISD
Jul 18 – Jul 21 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Forney, Texas ISD

MISSY STRONG

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE – JULY 18 – JULY 21, 2022 9:00 – 4:30 DAILY

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

Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880 

July 18, 19, 20, 21. Time 9:00am-4:30pm    Face to Face

FORNEY, TEXAS ISD
Contact:
Mario Luna      972-4158211  maluna@forneyisd.net

Jul
25
Mon
Conversational Solfege Leve 1 & 2 Certification Course – University of the Arts/ Villanova University
Jul 25 – Jul 29 all-day
Conversational Solfege Leve 1 & 2 Certification Course - University of the Arts/ Villanova University @ Villanova University

MISSY STRONG

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 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).

Course Materials:  

Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 1 CD/ mp3 file

Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 2 CD/ mp3 file

7/25/22 – 7/29/22      Face to Face     Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085                     

Dr. Jenny Neff Cell: 484-680-4646     jeneff@uarts.edu      

 

First Steps in Music Certification Course – Music-COMP Summer PD
Jul 25 – Jul 29 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Music-COMP Summer PD @ Champlain Elementary School

 

BETSY GREENE

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE – July 25-29, 2022

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.    

Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880  

Music-COMP              First Steps in Music Certification      

Betsy Greene  July 25-29th, 2022  8 am – 4 pm , Monday – Friday     

3 graduate credits or 45 hours          Face to Face    Music-COMP Summer PD     

Champlain Elementary School, 80 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont 05408

Matt LaRocca  802 373 0730  matt@music-comp.org         

https://music-comp.org/professional-development/

 

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First Steps in Music Certification Course – Slippery Rock University
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Slippery Rock University

LESLIE WEAVER

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE AUGUST 1 – 4, 2022 (24 HOURS)

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.

Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880 

First Steps in Music      AUGUST 1- 4, 2022   (24 HOUR FACE TO FACE)

 Slippery Rock University Swope Music Building 24  1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, PA 16058  

Contact: Cassandra Eisenreich  Phone: 724-738-2440  Email: cassandra.eisenreich@sru.edu  

Registration Information: https://sru.irisregistration.com/Site/2022certificationworkshop

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Buena Vista University IA
Aug 1 – Aug 5 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Buena Vista University IA @ Buena Vista University

CHRIS POWERS

 HARTLY-MELVIN-SANBORN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE

August 1-5 Face to Face        

Central Standard: from 8:15-3:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday; from 8:15 – 12:00 on Friday   

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).

Suggested Texts and materials  for Course:  

Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 1 CD/ mp3 file

Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 2 CD/ mp3 file

Contact: Contact: Kristi Wingert          712-579-4444 kwingert@hartley-ms.k12.ia.us