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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
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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

Jul
29
Mon
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