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

Jul
8
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First Steps in Music Certification Course – George Mason University
Jul 8 – Jul 12 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - George Mason University @ George Mason Univesity

RACHEL GRIMSBY

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE

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

GEORGE MASON UNVERSITY – 4502 Aquia Creek Ln, Fairfax, VA 22030

July 8 – 12, 2019  

Contact:  Joyce Stephansky Email:  joyceannr337@icloud.com

Jul
22
Mon
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

 

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