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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

Oct
12
Fri
Upper Level Conversational Solfege TWO PART Certification Course at Gordon College MA
Oct 12 2018 @ 4:30 pm – Feb 2 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Upper Level Conversational Solfege TWO PART Certification Course at Gordon College MA @ Gordon College | Wenham | Massachusetts | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

Participants have the opportunity to earn graduate or PDP credit and join with fellow colleagues and peers on campus for a casual catered buffet dinner and lunch, provided by Gordon College.

*TWO-PART CERTIFICATION – Participants must register for both October 2018, and February 2019 Sessions.

Conversational Solfege Upper Levels further explores the development of music literacy through analyzing songs and creating a sequence of learning, based on song content and skill development.  Strategies include listening, reading, writing, writing lesson plans, and establishing yearly goals and an introduction of how to teach harmonic function in major and minor tonalities as they apply to improvisation and composition.  This course is applicable to upper elementary general music, as well as middle school and high school choral, and instrumental teachers.

While highly recommended, participants are not required to already have completed Conversational Solfege Levels I and II Certification.

Participants will be required to purchase the newly revised (2018) Conversational Solfege Level 3 Teachers Edition and CD.

Program Schedule (2-part workshop):
Friday, October 12, 2018 | 4:30–8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Friday, February 1, 2019 | 4:30–8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

(Participants must attend both the October 2018 and February 2019 program dates)

Registration
$790: Two (2) Graduate Credits
$790: Forty-Five (45) PDPs
(Registration rate includes October and February programming)

Contact:  Kristen Harrington Email: Kristen.Harrigton@gordon.edu

Discounted local hotel accommodations are available for Friday night. Guests may call 888.686.5064 and reference the Gordon College Music Educator Room Block at the Courtyard Boston Danvers to make their reservations at the group rate. They may also book directly online by using the link below:

Book your group rate for Gordon College Music Educator

The cut-off date for the discounted room block is September 28, 2018. At that time, any remaining rooms in the block will be released for general sale and additional reservations will no longer be available at our discounted group rate. 

Jan
26
Sat
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop
Jan 26 @ 8:30 am – Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop @ Champlain Elementary School | Burlington | Vermont | United States

BETSY GREENE

First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop/Course
(2 credits from Music-COMP/Castleton University)
 
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.
 
One Day Workshop:  Jan. 26th; 8:30 – 5:00 PM
On Line Course:  1 hour online meetings February 4; February 12;  February 18; March 5; March 18; April 2; April 15; April 16.
 
Must attend the workshop on January 26th and each of the online one hour classes to receive credit. Times for online classes will be decided by the members of class on January 26th..
 
Champlain Elementary School 
 
Questions about registration?
Contact Matt LaRocca at Matt@music-comp.org: Matt@music-comp.org
Mar
23
Sat
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance Play Workshop
Mar 23 @ 8:30 am – May 30 @ 8:30 pm
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance Play Workshop @ Main Dunstable Elementary | Nashua | New Hampshire | United States

BETSY GREENE

First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop/Course
(2 credits  Music-COMP/Castleton University)
 
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.
 
Attend Workshop Class at Main Dunstable Elementary School on  March 23rd; 8:30 – 5:00 PM
On Line Classes: 1 hour online Meetings:
April 4th, April 11th, April 17th  
May 2nd, May 9th May 16th May 23rd and May 30th
 
Must attend the workshop on March 23rd and each of the online one hour classes to receive credit. Times for online classes will be decided by the members of class on March 23rd.
 
Main Dunstable Elementary School
 

Questions about registration?

Contact Matt LaRocca at Matt@music-comp.org: Matt@music-comp.org
Jun
3
Mon
2019 First Steps in Music Certificate Course at Belmont University
Jun 3 – Jun 6 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certificate Course at Belmont University @ Belmont University School of Music | Nashville | Tennessee | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

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

Contact: Susan Ramsey
Email: susanramsay@bellsouth.net 
Phone: 615 957 1287

 

                          

Jun
17
Mon
2019 Anderson University Summer Course – Lillie Feierabend – World Folk Dances and Folk Songs
Jun 17 – Jun 20 all-day
2019 Anderson University Summer Course - Lillie Feierabend - World Folk Dances and Folk Songs @ Anderson University | Anderson | Indiana | United States

LILLIE FEIERABEND

WORLD FOLK DANCES AND FOLK SONGS

June 17th – 20th , 2019 Monday through Thursday , 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Humor, love, and exuberance are universal. Community music making builds a bridge where we are offered a glimpse into another culture and are delighted to find ourselves looking back. History, spirit, and heart are present in a country’s musical culture. This knowledge can lead to a greater awareness and global understanding. This lively class will explore a dozen cultures through folk dance, rounds, passing games, play parties, and clapping games.

Contact: Joani Brando Email: jbrandon@andersonedu  

https://www.anderson.edu/music-theatre-dance/programs/graduate/summer-courses

Jun
24
Mon
2019 First Steps in Music Certificate Course – Vandercook College of Music – Chicago, IL
Jun 24 – Jun 28 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certificate Course - Vandercook College of Music - Chicago, IL @ Vandercook College of Music | Chicago | Illinois | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

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 from the Feierabend Association for Music Education

Contact:  Patrick O. Benson – Director of Continuing and Online Education 
VanderCook College of Music 
3140 S. Federal St. 
Chicago, IL 60616 
Email: pbenson@vandercook.edu

First Steps in Music Certificate Course:  Click the Link below to register:  Coming Soon

 

Jul
1
Mon
2019 Silver Lake College Summer Classes – John Feierabend All Three FAME Certification Courses
Jul 1 – Jul 12 all-day
2019 Silver Lake College Summer Classes - John Feierabend All Three FAME Certification Courses @ Silver Lake College | Manitowoc | Wisconsin | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

Silver Lake College  John Feierabend First Steps in Music FAME Certification TWO WEEK Class. 

Silver Lake College Summer Classes
First Steps in Music Certificate Class Kodály Certification – Levels I

Silver Lake College Summer Classes
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certificate Class /Kodály Certification – Levels I I

Silver Lake College Summer Classes
Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certificate Class / Kodály Certification – Levels III

Course Schedule – Summer 2019: July 1 – July 12th

All courses take place M-F July 1 – July 12 unless otherwise indicated

8:00-10:00

MUS 544 Kodály Methods III [2]
MUS 522 Solfege II [2]
MUS 501 Folk Song History and Research I [2]
Workshop: Conversational Solfege – Upper Levels [no graduate credit]

10:15-12:15

MUS 543 Kodály Methods II [2]
MUS 521 Solfege I [2]
MUS 644 Choral Literature & Advanced Conducting [2]
Workshop: Conversational Solfege – Lower Levels [no graduate credit]

1:15-2:15

MUS 560 Choral Ensemble [.5]
2:30-4:30

MUS 542 Kodály Methods I [2]
MUS 531 Solfege III [2]
MUS 502 Folk Song History and Research II [2]
Workshop: First Steps in Music [no graduate credit]

Contact:  Rachel Ware Carlton Email: Rachel.WareCarlton@sl.edu  Phone:  920 686-6272

Silver Lake College 2406 S. Alverno Rd.  Manitowoc, WI 54220

Jul
6
Sat
First Steps with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Course at Silver Lake College
Jul 6 @ 3:06 am – Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm
First Steps with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Course at Silver Lake College @ Silver Lake College | Manitowoc | Wisconsin | United States

BESTY GREENE

First Steps with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Course (1 credit)  – Silver Lake College

 

Course: July 6 & 7  (8:00 am -12:30 pm); July 8 & 9 (5:00-8:00 pm)

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

2406 South Alverno, Manitowoc, WI  54220

Contact:  Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton rachel.warecarlton@sl.edu


Come experience classroom-ready activities which follow the eight part workout from First Steps in Music and integrate the Orff approach as well develop a better understanding of how to blend these two approaches from activities to lesson planning. Sing, say, dance, and play your way to learning how to develop tuneful, beatful, and artful students. This special topics course is applicable to both the experienced teacher or the dabbling novice in First Steps and/or Orff.  
 
 
Jul
15
Mon
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & @ Certificate Course – Gordon College Summer Classes -Wenham, MA
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & @ Certificate Course - Gordon College Summer Classes -Wenham, MA @ Gordon College | Wenham | Massachusetts | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational 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 from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

Schedule*
July 17 0 21,2019 – Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Gordon College – 255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984

*Participants must register for the entire week. If you have previously participated in a Conversational Solfege Level I or II workshop at Gordon College, please contact Program Coordinator Kristen Harrington for registration options.