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
14
Sat
Conversational Solfege Tune-Up (1.5 credits) – Music-COMP/Castleton University, Burlington, VT
Mar 14 – Apr 29 all-day
Conversational Solfege Tune-Up (1.5 credits) - Music-COMP/Castleton University, Burlington, VT @ Castleton University, Burlington, VT

BETSY GREENE

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

Meeting times:
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

Jun
22
Mon
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop/Course – University of Central Arkansas
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop/Course - University of Central Arkansas @ University of Central Arkansas - School of Music
BETSY GREENE
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop/Course – University of Central Arkansas 
 
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.
 

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 ckuebel1@uca.edu. Phone: 501 450-5756

Registration: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1618/index.aspx?sid=1618&gid=1&pgid=1447&cid=2763

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 @ Champlain Elementary School  800 Pine Street

BETSY GREENE

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