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

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
28
Tue
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Forney ISD, Texas
Jul 28 – Jul 31 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Forney ISD, Texas @ Forney ISD Texas

MISSY STRONG

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.

First Steps in Music Certification Course – Forney ISD, TX    –July 28 – 31 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)

Contact – Mario Luna: Mario.luna@edu.forneyisd.net