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

Jan
11
Sat
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play TWO CLASS OPTIONS!
Jan 11 – Mar 31 all-day
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play  TWO CLASS OPTIONS! @ Champlain Elementary School
 
BETSY GREENE
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play with Betsy Greene in Burlington, Vermont  
 
TWO OPTIONS FOR THIS CLASS:
 
Course Description:
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 in a one full day of class. Continue on through online meetings to 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.Required Text: First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play by Brandon, Greene, Grimsby, Knapp, Tranberg. GIA Publications: 2017 G-9355Course instructor is Betsy Greene, past President of the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME), endorsed Teacher Trainer and highly respected music educator in the Burlington Vermont Schools.
 
 
OPTION ONE is a 1 Day Workshop
Saturday, January 11th 2020
8:00-4:30 PM
Music Room
Champlain Elementary School
800 Pine Street, Burlington VT
 
OPTION TWO comes with 2 Graduate Credits or 2 PD/workshop Credits
 
Saturday, January 11th 2020
8:00-4:30 PM
Music Room
Champlain Elementary School
800 Pine Street, Burlington VTSNOW DAY:
January 25th, 2020
8:00-4:30 PM
Music Room
Champlain Elementary School
800 Pine Street, Burlington VT

Online Class times:
Tuesday’s 6 – 7 PM; 8 one hour evening online class meetings through ZOOM or comparable online meeting forum:   January 28; February 4; February 11; February 18; March 10; March 17; March 24; March 31

 
Contact: Matt LaRocca  Matt@music-comp.org
Jul
6
Mon
2020 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course Burlington, VT
Jul 6 – Jul 10 all-day
2020  Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course  Burlington, VT

BETSY GREENE

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE – 3 CREDITS

8 AM  – 4 PM: Monday – Friday  July 6 – 10th, 2020  Burlington VT

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