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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.

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Jan
9
Wed
2019 Florida Music Educators Association Conference
Jan 9 – Jan 12 all-day
2019 Florida Music Educators Association Conference @ Tampa Convention Center | Tampa | Florida | United States

MISSY STRONG 

2019 Florida Music Educators Association Conference  – January 9 – 12, 2019

Developing Notational Literacy with Conversational Solfege

Conversational Solfege, John Feierabend’s engaging, research-based method develops notational literacy by helping children understand music through the use of rhythm and solfege syllables at a conversational level that gradually evolves into traditional notation. In this literature-driven approach, students become independent musical thinkers through a sequential process wherein they learn and joyfully perform music before progressing to the decoding, reading, and writing of musical thought. CS serves as only one part of every general music lesson, allowing teachers flexibility to incorporate other activities into their instruction. Learn why Conversational Solfege has become the gold standard in so many districts in the U.S. and even internationally. 

Jan
17
Thu
2019 Indiana Music Educators Association Convention
Jan 17 – Jan 19 all-day
2019 Indiana Music Educators Association Convention @ Grand Wayne Convention Center | Fort Wayne | Indiana | United States

MISSY STRONG

Just the Facts, Please: Neuroscience and Music Education – Friday January 18th 1:00 PM

It is useful to know about music and the brain, but teachers must be careful when looking at brain research findings. Musical “neuromyths” will be presented and teachers will receive tips on how to avoid common mistakes in attempting to interpret neuroscientific research. Basic brain function will be discussed, and an introduction to the growing field of “Educational Neuroscience” will be given.

 

Hosting a Family Folk Dance  – Saturday January 19th 11:00 AM

Hosting a family folkdance event is a fantastic and fun way to “move the learning” outside the walls of your classroom and into the broader community. These events are a powerful way to engage administration, faculty, parents, and neighbors in a way that brings joy to everyone who takes part and, quite honestly, makes the music teacher look pretty good!

They can be done during the school day, over multiple nights, or on one evening. These family folk dances help highlight the growing musicality of your students resulting in an authentic way to advocate for your broader program. Come and learn the nuts and bolts of planning for an event of this type from promoting it to preparing students, their families and your colleagues ahead of time in a way that will get everyone on board and excited!

Movement Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom – Saturday January 19th

 Movement is integral to true understanding in music. When a child can move, they can better understand expression, form, and myriad other musical concepts in a very powerful way. When they begin to move in the early years, this learning is even more powerful. Formulating a sequential movement program, however, can be challenging to those who work with young children. You will hear a rationale for consistently including movement in the elementary music classroom. This rational is based on the assertion that movement is of equal importance to singing and rhythm, as well as the relationship that exists between movement and development. 

Learn how movement is an authentic and fun way to help develop student intuition for beat and meter while also providing meaningful expressive opportunities. Attendees will be given information about proprioceptive sense and learn one way to employ the work of Rudolf Laban in the elementary general music class through movement exploration, movement for form and expression, and beat motion activities.  

Jan
24
Thu
2019 Colorado MEA Convention
Jan 24 – Jan 26 all-day
2019 Colorado MEA Convention @ The Broadmoor | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

MISSY STRONG – 2019 Colorado MEA Convention – January 24 – 26, 2019

Making Folk Dancing Fun

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 right away! 

Contact Elizabeth Ford for More Information cmea.gmc@gmail.com

 

 

Feb
14
Thu
2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention
Feb 14 – Feb 17 all-day
2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention @ Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | San Antonio | Texas | United States

MISSY STRONG

2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention – February 13 – 16, 2019

Just the Facts, Please: Neuroscience and Music Education

Movement Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom

It is useful to know about music and the brain, but teachers must be careful when looking at brain research findings. Musical “neuromyths” will be presented and teachers will receive tips on how to avoid common mistakes in attempting to interpret neuroscientific research. Basic brain function will be discussed, and an introduction to the growing field of “Educational Neuroscience” will be given. 

Movement Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom 

Movement is integral to true understanding in music. When a child can move, they can better understand expression, form, and myriad other musical concepts in a very powerful way. When they begin to move in the early years, this learning is even more powerful. Formulating a sequential movement program, however, can be challenging to those who work with young children. You will hear a rationale for consistently including movement in the elementary music classroom. This rational is based on the assertion that movement is of equal importance to singing and rhythm, as well as the relationship that exists between movement and development. 

Learn how movement is an authentic and fun way to help develop student intuition for beat and meter while also providing meaningful expressive opportunities. Attendees will be given information about proprioceptive sense and learn one way to employ the work of Rudolf Laban in the elementary general music class through movement exploration, movement for form and expression, and beat motion activities.  

Contact: Frank Coachman Email: fcoachman@tmea.org

Mar
9
Sat
2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course at Montclair University
Mar 9 – Mar 30 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course at Montclair University @ Montclair State University  | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

MISSY STRONG

First Steps in Music Certification Course (THREE WEEKENDS)

March 9th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  (Saturday)

March 10th 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Sunday)

March 16th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Saturday)

March 30th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Saturday)

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:  Dr. Lisa DeLorenzo Email: elorenzol@mail.montclair.edu

Montclair State University  

John J. Cali School of Music – Chaplin Hall

College Ave – Montcliar, NJ 07043

Jun
29
Sat
2019 Colorado Mesa University First Steps in Music Certification Course
Jun 29 – Jul 2 all-day
2019 Colorado Mesa University First Steps in Music Certification Course

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 from the Feierabend Association for Music Education

June 29, June 30th, July 1st, July 2nd

Colorado Mesa University The Moss Performing Arts Center

1221 N. 12th Street – Grand Junction CO

Contact: Nicholas Kent Email: nicholas.kent@hotmail.com