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

Jun
28
Tue
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Colorado Mesa University
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Colorado Mesa University @ Moss Performing Arts Center

MISSY STRONG

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE – JUNE 28 – JUNE 30, 2022

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

June 28, 29, 30. Time 8:30am-4:30pm    Face to Face

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1100 North Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81501            Heidi Bryan     (303) 551-2613.   Heidi.Bryan@d51schools.org   

Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880          

Jul
11
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Toccoa Falls, GA
Jul 11 – Jul 14 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Toccoa Falls, GA @ Toccoa Falls College

MISSY STRONG

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE JULY 11 – JULY 14, 2021

“How can we ensure that our students enjoy and make music throughout their lives? Come learn about John Feierabend’s First Steps in Music, a powerful approach to early childhood music education. This research-based, practitioner-proven curriculum helps students sing, chant, dance, feel, express, and play their way to musical independence. Become well-versed in the 8-Part “”Workout”” of First Steps in Music as you take a deep dive into Singing and Movement Development in the early years and leave with ideas to use in your classroom right away. Successful completion of this course leads to certification in First Steps through the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

Toccoa Falls College    107 Kincaid Dr, Toccoa Falls, GA 30598      

Yurii Henriques           (706) 886-5342           yhenriques@tfc.edu  

Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880 

 

Jul
18
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Forney, Texas ISD
Jul 18 – Jul 21 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Forney, Texas ISD

MISSY STRONG

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE – JULY 18 – JULY 21, 2022 9:00 – 4:30 DAILY

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

Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880 

July 18, 19, 20, 21. Time 9:00am-4:30pm    Face to Face

FORNEY, TEXAS ISD
Contact:
Mario Luna      972-4158211  maluna@forneyisd.net

Jul
25
Mon
Conversational Solfege Leve 1 & 2 Certification Course – University of the Arts/ Villanova University
Jul 25 – Jul 29 all-day
Conversational Solfege Leve 1 & 2 Certification Course - University of the Arts/ Villanova University @ Villanova University

MISSY STRONG

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 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.

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).

Course Materials:  

Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 1 CD/ mp3 file

Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 2 CD/ mp3 file

7/25/22 – 7/29/22      Face to Face     Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085                     

Dr. Jenny Neff Cell: 484-680-4646     jeneff@uarts.edu