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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

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

 

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

 

LILLIE FEIERABEND

Online Class:   Folk Song and Dance Around the World July 27 – July 31  M – F 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

All classes will be held in real time live stream.   – No classes will be recorded. 

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.

July 27 – July 31, 2020
The Hartt School, University of Hartford
Folk Song and Dance Around the World
M-F, 9 – 1 (online)
3 Credits
Contact:    Warren Haston
Hartt Summerterm Director
University of Hartford’s Hartt School
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
P: 860-768-5526
F: 860-768-5177

 

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