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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
Movement and Folk Dance in Elementary Music: A Sequential Approach – Central Conneticut State Unversity
Jul 6 – Jul 10 all-day
Movement and Folk Dance in Elementary Music: A Sequential Approach - Central Conneticut State Unversity @ Central Conneticut State Unversity

MISSY STRONG

Movement and Folkdance in Elementary Music: A Sequential Approach

Folk dancing allows students to experience their growing musicality in engaging and authentic ways. In addition to demonstrating beat competence, students will more easily understand form while also experiencing an authentic community music-making activity that allows for opportunities for positive peer interaction. Learn how to confidently incorporate movement and folk dancing into your general music classroom and beyond. You’ll leave with a portfolio of dances, an understanding of how to sequence their instruction, a framework for a Family Folkdance event, and lots of dancing experience!

Topics covered:

*A rationale for teaching folk dance 

*Preparing in the early music classroom.

*Choosing the best dances (and music) for your population.

*Introduce and call folk dances in and out of the classroom.

*Build community through folk dance events

2 Graduate Credits
July 6 – 10 (Morning Sessions)
Central Connecticut State University, CT
Contact – Dr. Carlotta Parr: ParrC@ccsu.edu

Jul
22
Wed
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Toccoa, GA
Jul 22 – Jul 25 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Toccoa, GA @ Toccoa Falls College - Gate Cottage

MISSY STRONG

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION 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

First Steps in Music Certification Class: (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day)
Gate Cottage – Toccoa Falls College – Forest Drive Toccoa, GA 30598

Yurii Henriques – yhenriques@tfc.edu

Jul
27
Mon
First Steps in Orff Schulwerk Course Hofstra Summer Music Class
Jul 27 – Jul 31 all-day
First Steps in Orff Schulwerk Course Hofstra Summer Music Class @ Hofstra University Department of Music

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.

Hofstra University  – Department of Music – Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall

Hempstead (Long Island) New York 1154 – Monday July 27 – Friday June 31, 2020

Contact Craig Knapp at mrknapp1@aol.com

https://www.hofstra.edu/summermusic

 

Folk Song and Dance Around the World- Summer Term – University of Hartford
Jul 27 – Jul 31 all-day
Folk Song and Dance Around the World- Summer Term - University of Hartford @ University of Hartford Magnet School

 

LILLIE FEIERABEND

Folk Song and Dance Around the World

Humor, love, kindness and joy are universal. Folk Dance builds a bridge where we are offered a glimpse into another culture and are delighted to find ourselves looking back. A country’s musical culture can also offer insight into its history, spirit, values, and heart. We can appreciate and begin to know a little about a people when we move in their footsteps. These delightful gifts, traversing not only cultures, but generations, can lead to greater awareness and global understanding. This lively workshop will introduce participants to folk dances, passing games, play parties, rounds, and clapping games from twenty countries around the world.

Contact: Dr. Warren Haston at Email: Haston@hartford.edu  Phone: 860 768 5526

University of Hartford Magnet School – 196 Bloomfield Avenue-West Hartford, CT06117

Aug
4
Tue
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church, NJ
Aug 4 – Aug 7 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church, NJ @ Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church

MISSY STRONG

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION 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

Contact: Missy Strong : DocStrong26@gmail.com

Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church – 25 S Black Horse Pike, Mt Ephraim, NJ 08059

August 4-7 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Aug
10
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Mt. Ephraim, NJ
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Mt. Ephraim, NJ @ Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church

MISSY STRONG

onversational 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.

Dr Feierabend 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: Missy Strong : DocStrong26@gmail.com

Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church – 25 S Black Horse Pike, Mt Ephraim, NJ 08059

August 10- 13th  (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Aug
17
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification Course Edmonton Alberta Canada
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course Edmonton Alberta Canada @ First Presbyterin Church

DAVID RANKINE

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURS

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.

Contact: david.i.rankine@gmail.com

Register Online: https://forms.gle/pPFDZqBsere92Sd68

First Presbyterian Church 10025  150 St. NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 
 
Aug
20
Thu
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Edmonton Alberta Canada
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Edmonton Alberta Canada @ First Presbyterian Church

DAVID RANKINE

12 STEPS TO MUSIC LITERACY USING CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE: Part One: Rhythmic Development 

Through carefully sequenced activities this fun workshop will address the National Standards while demonstrating how to enable students to joyfully assimilate the content and skills necessary to become musically literate including the acquisition of listening, rhythmic and melodic reading, dictation, composition, and improvisation in an intuitive manner. Participants will experience a curriculum that grows out of tonal and rhythmic elements that exist in the folk song literature of this country.  Each rhythm or tonal element will be explored in patterns, songs and themes from classical literature.

12 STEPS TO MUSIC LITERACY USING CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE: Part Two Melodic Development 

Literature using advanced Solfege patterns with a parallel development of rhythm patterns in 2/4 and 6/8 meter will be presented. Opportunities for early experience in part singing are demonstrated with, rhythmic and melodic sight-reading, dictation, composition, and improvisation.  Participants will experience a curriculum that grows out of tonal and rhythmic elements found in folk song to classical literature.

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: david.i.rankine@gmail.com

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – August 20-22, 2020
First Presbyterian Church 10025 150 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta, Canada