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

Jan
15
Sat
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Montclair University
Jan 15 – Feb 12 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Montclair University @ Montclair University

MISSY STRONG

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE (IN PERSON)

“John Feierabend’s First Steps in Music curriculum is designed to prepare children to become “Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful” for life. This research-based, practitioner-proven curriculum helps guide students to sing, chant, dance, feel, express, and play their way to musical independence. The First Steps in Music curriculum contains everything needed to lead infant/toddler, preschool, or early elementary music classes. Participants will become well-versed in the 8-Part “”Workout”” lesson framework of First Steps in Music as they take a deep dive into Singing and Movement Development in the early years. Those successfully completing this course receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

Montclair State University     Saturdays 1/15/22 through 2/12/22  10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact:  Dr. Marissa Silvermanm Phone: 973-655-7779 Email:  silvermanm@mail.montclair.edu      

Jun
27
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Colorado Mesa University
Jun 27 – 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 27 – JUNE 30, 2021

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 27, 28, 29, 30. Time 9:30am-4:30pm    Face to Face

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1100 North Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122             Heidi Bryan     (303) 551-2613.   Heidi.Bryan@d51schools.org            

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  

 

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).

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      

 

Aug
16
Tue
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Boston Public Schools
Aug 16 – Aug 19 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Boston Public Schools @ Boston Public Schools

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

August 16, 17, 18, 19; 9:30am-4:30pm ET Face to Face   Boston Public Schools           

Anthony Beatrice   PHONE 617 635 6769   EMAIL abeatrice2@bostonpublicschools.org