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

Apr
16
Thu
First Steps in Music Certification Course British International School, Phuket,Thailand
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course British International School, Phuket,Thailand @ British International School

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

Pamela Wilkinson pwilkinson@bisphuket.ac.th

British International School 59 Moo 2, Thepkrasattri Road, T. Koh Kaew

Apr
23
Thu
Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference – Poconos, PA
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day
Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference - Poconos, PA @ Kalahari Resorts Poconos

MISSY STRONG

Movement Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom | SATURDAY 9:45 – 10:45 

Movement Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom Did you know that movement can and should be a part of every lesson you teach, especially with your young students? Learn some Laban-based movement principals that will help bolster student musicality. The takeaway will be engaging, developmentally-appropriate ideas to get your students moving right away!

Contact: Marissa LaBant | mlpeters@pmea.net |  pmea.net

Jun
25
Thu
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Class – Colorado Mesa University
Jun 25 – Jun 28 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Class - Colorado Mesa University @ Colorado Mesa University -Moss Performaing Arts Center

MISSY STRONG

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  FAME 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.

Dr Feierabend 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)

Colorado Mesa University
June 25-28 (9:00am – 4:00pm)
Moss Performing Arts Center: 1221 N. 12th St. Grand Junction, CO
Contact – Nicholas Kent: nicholas.kent@hotmail.com

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

 
 
 
Aug
4
Tue
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church, NJ
Aug 4 – Aug 7 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church, NJ @ Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church

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

Contact: Missy Strong : DocStrong26@gmail.com

Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church – 25 S Black Horse Pike, Mt Ephraim, NJ 08059

August 4-7 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Aug
10
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Mt. Ephraim, NJ
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Mt. Ephraim, NJ @ Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church

MISSY STRONG

onversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  FAME 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.

Dr Feierabend 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)

Contact: Missy Strong : DocStrong26@gmail.com

Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church – 25 S Black Horse Pike, Mt Ephraim, NJ 08059

August 10- 13th  (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)