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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.
Conversational Solfege Tune-Up (1.5 credits) – Music-COMP/Castleton University, Burlington, VT
Designed for those who have previously taken Conversational Solfege: Levels 1 & 2 (FAME certified), participants will have an opportunity to tune-up their practice and implementation of CS through an active review of the 12 Steps, literacy units, and techniques (games) used to fuel the learning. Additionally, teachers will learn more ways to deepen their pedagogy or enhance student learning through special considerations (such as unit and lesson planning or how to integrate CS with Orff Schulwerk) as well as opportunities to share with each other their experience as a CS teacher.
Location: Champlain Elementary School, 800 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401
Saturday 8 – 4 pm March 14, 2020 ( Snow day March 21, 2020) (In-person)
Thursday’s 6 -7 pm March 26; April 2; April 16; April 23 (Online)
Contact: Matt LaRocca: Matt@music-comp.org Website: https://music-comp.org/graduate-courses-and-workshops
Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25, 2020
Monday-Wednesday 8 am – 4 pm
Thursday 8 am – noon
University of Central Arkansas UCA Snow Fine Arts Building
201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, AR 72035
For more information, contact Christa Kuebel at email@example.com. Phone: 501 450-5756
CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE – 3 CREDITS
Monday – Friday July 6 – 10th, 2020 8:00 – 4:00 PM Daily
Champlain Elementary School 800 Pine Street Burlington VT 05401
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: Matt LaRocca Matt@music-comp.org Registration: music-comp.org/graduate-courses-and workshops