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

Oct
23
Wed
Move, Move, Move “Building Community Through Music, Movement, Dance, Drama, & DPA”
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Move, Move, Move “Building Community Through Music, Movement, Dance, Drama, & DPA” @ Ecole Sir John A. Macdonald Public School

DAVID RANKINE

Move, Move, Move “Building Community Through Music, Movement, Dance, Drama, & DPA”

Have you ever thought, “Oh my goodness, I have to teach Music, Dance, Drama, and DPA and I don’t know where to start?” Or perhaps you want find new and exciting ways to engage your students.

The chief aim of this spirited and interactive workshop is to help ALL EDUCATORS (Teachers, ECEs, EAs, Volunteers, etc) build community through Music, Movement, Dance, Drama and DPA by evoking enthusiastic participation of all student’s musical voices, minds, and abilities and it is directly linked to the Ontario Arts Curriculum.

All activities introduced are accessible to educators of all musical levels and abilities, and designed so K-6 students can develop their tunefulbeatful, and artful abilities. Folk songs, dances and rhymes from Canada’s rich cultural heritage as well as classical music are the primary source materials that are used.

This research-based pedagogy contains everything you need to lead a music class for preschool and early elementary students, including: Movement Exploration, Action Songs, Circle Games, Beat Motion Activities, Expressive Movement, Folk Dances and more..

October 23, 2019 (4:30-6:00 p.m.)

Ecole Sir John A. Macdonald Public School

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Contact: rankined@limestone.on.ca

 

Nov
1
Fri
CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE: A REFRESHER – Madison, CT Public Schools
Nov 1 all-day
CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE: A REFRESHER - Madison, CT Public Schools @ Madison Public Schools

LILLIE FEIERABEND

The Conversational Solfege  curriculum examines a pedagogical method that develops music literacy. Based on models used to teach conversational foreign languages, this workshop 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.

 

Nov
4
Mon
Holyoke Public Schools Personal Development
Nov 4 all-day
Holyoke Public Schools Personal Development @ Holyoke High School North Campus

LILLIE FEIERABEND – FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC

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. 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

Nov
5
Tue
Introduction to Conversational Solfege Workshop – West Orange School District,NJ
Nov 5 – Nov 6 all-day
Introduction to Conversational Solfege Workshop - West Orange School District,NJ @ West Orange High School

MISSY STRONG

INTRODUCTION TO CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE 

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.

CONTACT: Louis Quagliato EMAIL: lquagliato@westorangeschools.org 

First Steps in Music: Movement Development PMEA District 11 In-Service
Nov 5 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
First Steps in Music:  Movement Development PMEA District 11 In-Service @ Montgomery County Community College

LESLIE WEAVER

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC: MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS  

During the early learning years, children can acquire musical sensitivities, which will provide them with a lifetime of expressive and accurate movement intuitions.  This energetic session will present insights and activities that can foster those intuitions in children from birth to age nine, through the use of folk songs and rhymes as well as through movement experiences with classical recordings.

Nov
9
Sat
Folkdance Workshop and FAME of the Mid-Atlantic Fall Get-Together
Nov 9 all-day
Folkdance Workshop and FAME of the Mid-Atlantic Fall Get-Together @ Mt Ephraim Baptist Church

MISSY STRONG

FOLK DANCE WORKSHOP  10:00am – 4:00pm; Get Together 6:00pm-9:00pm

Folk dancing in the elementary and middle school classroom allows our students to demonstrate what we’ve been teaching them about moving to beat while also experiencing their own growing musicality. They are able to understand form in music better through movement while experiencing an authentic community music-making activity, which means they can articulate what form in music is more effectively. Additionally, when we lead folk dance instruction we are helping students get what is so often lacking in our culture: opportunities for positive peer interaction. These interactions help our students build etiquette skills while also creating positive community with their peers. But the overarching thing that a student who is folk dancing in a music classroom experiences is…fun! Come learn how to introduce folk dance into your music classroom.

We want parents, colleagues, admin, and the broader community to know what is happening in our classrooms so that they will become invested and supportive of our program. Inviting them in to participate in the music making along with students is a powerful way to accomplish this. Gain practical ideas for planning for and hosting a family folkdance in your own music program now or in the future!

CONTACT:  Becca Neindorff  EMAIL: musictch@gmail.com

Jan
30
Thu
Holyoke Public Schools Personal Development
Jan 30 – Jan 31 all-day
Holyoke Public Schools Personal Development @ Holyoke High School North Campus

LILLIE FEIERABEND –  

Intentional Movement in the Classroom – Thursday January 30, 2020

Movement is an integral part of being musical. Think of your favorite finger play, action song or play party. Chances are there is some type of movement involved.  So much of our early childhood music repertoire contains a movement component. This is no surprise; children learn best when they are able to use their bodies. The movement component is worthy of the same explicit and intentional instruction that we devote to the tonal and rhythmic aspects of our curriculum. This is accomplished, not by compromising our musical goals and standards, but simply by manipulating the material that we are already teaching our students.  We can make the movement in our finger plays, action songs, play parties and dances even more beneficial for each student. This lively session will share strategies and techniques that will enhance the movement component in a music classroom. 

Bridges to the Community; Planting Seeds for a Lifetime of Musical Growth                       Friday January 31, 2020

Music Educators plant seeds for a lifetime of music making but teachable moments do not always happen in the classroom. This session shares a dozen ways to enrich the musical growth and development of your students, your school and community while providing opportunities to inspire a lifelong love of music.