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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

Jan
15
Sat
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Montclair University
Jan 15 – Feb 12 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Montclair University @ Montclair University

MISSY STRONG

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE (IN PERSON)

“John Feierabend’s First Steps in Music curriculum is designed to prepare children to become “Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful” for life. This research-based, practitioner-proven curriculum helps guide students to sing, chant, dance, feel, express, and play their way to musical independence. The First Steps in Music curriculum contains everything needed to lead infant/toddler, preschool, or early elementary music classes. Participants will become well-versed in the 8-Part “”Workout”” lesson framework of First Steps in Music as they take a deep dive into Singing and Movement Development in the early years. Those successfully completing this course receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

Montclair State University     Saturdays 1/15/22 through 2/12/22  10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact:  Dr. Marissa Silvermanm Phone: 973-655-7779 Email:  silvermanm@mail.montclair.edu      

Jan
24
Mon
First Steps in Music Virtual /Live Certification Course
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm
First Steps in Music Virtual /Live Certification Course @ Virtual

JOHN CREVER

FIRST STEP IN MUSIC VIRTUAL LIVE CERTIFICATION COURSE  JANUARY 24 = MARCH 2ND 2022

FAME VIRTURAL LIVE COURSE EVENT – MONDAY AND WEDNESDAYS 4:00 TO 6:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

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.

$400    John Crever     503-278-5959 info@music-ade.comhttps://www.feierabendmusic.org/events

Jan
25
Tue
Virtual First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk @ Virtual Music-COMP/Castleton University

BETSY GREENE

VIRTUAL FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC  WITH ORFF  SCHULWERK

“5 one-hour online class meetings through ZOOM on Tuesdays at 6-7PM ET  – January 25; February 1; February 8; Feb 15; March 8

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. Next, 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 is not required. 

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

Music-COMP/Castleton University     Virtual NA       $750 PD/$900 graduate        

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

Virtual Conversational Solfege with Orff Schulwerk
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm
Virtual Conversational Solfege with Orff Schulwerk @ Castleton University (VIRTUAL ZOOM CLASSES

BETSY GREENE

VIRTURAL CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE WITH ORFF SCHULWERK  

“5 one-hour online class meetings through ZOOM on Tuesdays at 7-8PM ET

January 25; February 1; February 8; Feb 15; March 8

Discover ways to thoughtfully develop the musicianship of your students with activities that use a high level of engagement with creativity and student input. A close look and experience with the Feierabend Approach (Conversational Solfege) and the Orff Approach or Orff Schulwerk will be the focus for study as well as how to integrate them meaningfully into your teaching.  This course will help you to reflect on your own teaching in a way that will encourage you to prioritize best practices regardless of the method(s) you use. Prior experience with Conversational Solfege and/or Orff Schulwerk is/are not required.

Music-COMP/Castelton University     Burlington, Vermont   NA      

Graduate Credit $900 PD Credit $750    Required  Text: Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition

Matt LaRocca  8023730730    matt@music-comp.org

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14p7pzG6TWutviotiYr0oCLZ80HmdaVEmHlnR5-9gxfQ/viewform?edit_requested=true

Feb
9
Wed
2022 Texas MEA Convention
Feb 9 – Feb 12 all-day
2022 Texas MEA Convention @ Henry B. Gonzalez Comvention Center

DR. JOHN FEIERABEND

Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful Singing in Upper Elementary

Feierabend will offer easy and fun strategies for students’ first experiences with part-singing. Activities will include adding bassline melodies to songs, games for working on intonation when singing in parts, and delightful rounds and canons organized by difficulty.

Texas Music Educators Association Convention – San Antonio, Texas

Saturday February 12th 9:30 – 10:30 am   – GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC

Mar
7
Mon
Virtual Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course

JOHN CREVER

VIRTUAL 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.

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

  https://www.feierabendmusic.org/events/     Cost $400.00

Mon/Weds 4-6 PM PST, Pacific Standard

March 7 and 9, March 14 and16, March 21, and 23, March 28 and 30, April 4th, April 6th, April 11 and 13th

 

Jun
27
Mon
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).

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

  • Course Materials:  Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition (G 5380) and CD 526/ mp3   Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition (G 5381) and CD 527/ mp3
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

Class Materials :  Conversational Solfege Book 3 and CD or mp3 file

MUS 544 Kodály Methods III        

 MUS 503C Conversational Solfege Certification Course  – Upper Level  (Book 3 and CD/mp3)

  • MUS 503 Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course 

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/mp3

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 – Colorado Mesa University
Jun 27 – 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 27 – JUNE 30, 2021

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 27, 28, 29, 30. Time 9:30am-4:30pm    Face to Face

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1100 North Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122             Heidi Bryan     (303) 551-2613.   Heidi.Bryan@d51schools.org            

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

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

 
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Music-COMP Summer PD
Jul 11 – Jul 15 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Music-COMP Summer PD @ Champlain Elementary School

 

BETSY GREENE

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE – JULY 11 – JULY 15, 2021

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.     

Music-COMP              First Steps in Music Certification      

Betsy Greene  July 11-15, 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/graduate-courses-and-workshops

 

 

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  

 

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).

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 and  CD/mp3

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

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).

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      

 

Aug
16
Tue
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Boston Public Schools
Aug 16 – Aug 19 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Boston Public Schools @ Boston Public Schools

MISSY STRONG

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

August 16, 17, 18, 19; 9:30am-4:30pm ET Face to Face   Boston Public Schools           

Anthony Beatrice   PHONE 617 635 6769   EMAIL abeatrice2@bostonpublicschools.org