Events

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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

Mar
4
Wed
ACDA Eastern Division Conference
Mar 4 – Mar 7 all-day
ACDA Eastern Division Conference @ Rochester Convention Center

CRAIG KNAPP

Music Literacy in the Elementary Chorus Rehearsal

One of the challenges that elementary choral directors often face is building in quality time for music literacy during rehearsals. Rehearsal time is limited and we often find ourselves focusing on the preparation and demands of upcoming performances and concerts. This workshop will guide participants through a sequential series of activities, warm-ups, techniques, visuals and strategies, all implementing various rhythm and melodic units of Conversational Solfege.

Friday March 6th at 4:00 PM – Hilton Garden Inn and Saturday March 7th at 9:00 AM – Hilton Garden Inn

Contact:  Michael Schmidt; michael.s.schmidt29@gmail.com        https://acdaeast.orghttps://acdaeast.org

Jul
20
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 and 2 Certification Class – Hofstra University Summer Music Course
Jul 20 – Jul 24 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 and 2 Certification Class -  Hofstra University Summer Music Course @ Hofstra University- Department of Music

CRAIG KNAPP

Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method created by Dr. John Feierabend that develops musical literacy. Conversational Solfege is for children who have already developed their tuneful, beatful, and artful skills and are ready to develop a deeper understanding of rhythm and melody. Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and solfege syllables at a conversational level, and then gradually evolves into traditional notation. Through carefully sequenced activities, Conversational Solfege enables students to joyfully assimilate the skills and content necessary to be musically literate. Patterns, folk songs, poetry, rhymes and classical music are the primary source materials that are used to develop those musical skills. Ample time will be spent on creating effective lesson plans and opportunities for peer teaching will be made available. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  Certification Course with Craig Knapp

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

Hempstead (Long Island) New York 1154 – Monday June 25 – Friday June 29, 2020

Contact Craig Knapp at mrknapp1@aol.com

https://www.hofstra.edu/summermusic

 

Jul
27
Mon
First Steps in Orff Schulwerk Course Hofstra Summer Music Class
Jul 27 – Jul 31 all-day
First Steps in Orff Schulwerk Course Hofstra Summer Music Class @ Hofstra University Department of Music

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.

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

Hempstead (Long Island) New York 1154 – Monday July 27 – Friday June 31, 2020

Contact Craig Knapp at mrknapp1@aol.com

https://www.hofstra.edu/summermusic

 

Aug
16
Sun
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk – NYSSMA Summer Conference – Albany, NY
Aug 16 all-day
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk -  NYSSMA Summer Conference - Albany, NY @ Albany Hilton

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

NYSSMA – Summer Convention – Sunday August 16th  

Contact Craig Knapp at mrknapp1@aol.com

NYS Summer Music Conference – Albany, NY