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
2
Thu
Connecticut Music Educators Association
Apr 2 – Apr 3 all-day
Connecticut Music Educators Association @ Connecticut Convention Center

LILLIE FEIERABEND

Bridges to the Community – April 2nd, 3:20 – 4:20 PM

  Music Educators plant seeds for a lifetime of music making but teachable moments do not always happen in the classroom. If we provide musical opportunities outside of the music classroom, we can also invite our faculty, school, and community. When the community is invited to participate, they become invested not only in their child’s development but the development of the music program, as well. This session will share a dozen ways to enrich the musical growth and development of your students, your school and your community while providing opportunities to inspire a lifelong love of music.

Partners in Education – April 2nd, 4:30 – 5: 30

Ever think of sharing your Music curriculum with your classroom colleagues? Many, if not most, of theelementaryLanguage Arts goals are consistently addressed in the Music classroom. For example, almost every song we sing and chant we speak has a Beginning/Middle/End, Main Character/Setting, and Problem/Solution.These important goals from the Language Arts curriculum also aid in music development. If students are to sing with confidence, and without losing musical momentum, they must understand what they are singing about. Knowledge of sequence is as important to singing as learning the steps of a folk dance. When the Music curriculum goes into the classroom, understanding these concepts becomes easier and more meaningful after students have learned, played and loved Frog in the Meadow, learned first as a Simple Song in the Music classroom. Ideas, strategies and examples of student work will be shared with participants to share with their classroom colleagues. 

Intentional Movement in the Music Classroom – April 3rd, 11:30 – 12:30 PM

Movement is an integral part of being musical. Think of your favorite finger play, action song or play party. Chances are there is some type of movement involved.  So much of our early childhood music repertoire contains a movement component. This is no surprise; children learn best when they are able to use their bodies. The movement component is worthy of the same explicit and intentional instruction that we devote to the tonal and rhythmic aspects of our curriculum. This is accomplished, not by compromising our musical goals and standards, but simply by manipulating the material that we are already teaching our students.  We can make the movement in our finger plays, action songs, play parties and dances even more beneficial for each student. This lively session will share strategies and techniques that will enhance the movement component in a music classroom. 

Contact: Michelle Martin: cmea20martin@gmail.com

 

Apr
18
Sat
AOSA Connecticut
Apr 18 all-day
AOSA Connecticut @ Central Connecticut State University

LILLIE FEIERABEND

Vocal Development and Intentional Movement for Young

Tuneful singing is the marriage of tuneful thinking and physiological awareness but when dealing with young children we must use strategies and techniques that are not only developmentally appropriate, but wonderfully childlike; playful, imaginary, and fun. In most of our elementary repertoire, there is also some type of movement to enhance the song or chant. The movement component is worthy of the same intentional instruction that we devote to the melodic component of our curriculum. This session will share strategies and techniques guaranteed to engage young children in the development of both.

Contact:  Lee Ann Olsen : Email: lacolsen@yahoo.com

Location: Central Connecticut State University – 1615 Stanley Street – New Britain, CT 06053

 

 

Jun
29
Mon
Bridges to the Community – Holy Family College (formerly Silver Lake College)
Jun 29 all-day
Bridges to the Community - Holy Family College (formerly Silver Lake College) @ Holy Family College (formerly Silver Lake College)

LILLIE FEIERABEND

BRIDGES TO THE COMMUNITY

Music Educators plant seeds for a lifetime of music making but teachable moments do not always happen in the classroom. If we provide musical opportunities outside of the music classroom, we can also invite our faculty, school, and community. When the community is invited to participate, they become invested not only in their child’s development but the development of the music program, as well. This session will share a dozen ways to enrich the musical growth and development of your students, your school and your community while providing opportunities to inspire a lifelong love of music.

Contact: Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton Rachel.warecarlton@holyfamilycollege.edu  Phone: 920 686 6272

 

Jul
15
Wed
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Feierabend Association for Music Education Conference
Jul 15 – Jul 17 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Feierabend Association for Music Education Conference @ Philadelphia Airport Marriott

LILLIE FEIERABEND

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. 

Philadelphia Airport Marriott – Terminal B  – Philadelphia, PA

Contact: David Vandewalker:  executive-director@feierabendmusic.org Phone: 678 462 2741

Jul
27
Mon
Folk Song and Dance Around the World- Summer Term – University of Hartford
Jul 27 – Jul 31 all-day
Folk Song and Dance Around the World- Summer Term - University of Hartford @ University of Hartford Magnet School

 

LILLIE FEIERABEND

Folk Song and Dance Around the World

Humor, love, kindness and joy are universal. Folk Dance builds a bridge where we are offered a glimpse into another culture and are delighted to find ourselves looking back. A country’s musical culture can also offer insight into its history, spirit, values, and heart. We can appreciate and begin to know a little about a people when we move in their footsteps. These delightful gifts, traversing not only cultures, but generations, can lead to greater awareness and global understanding. This lively workshop will introduce participants to folk dances, passing games, play parties, rounds, and clapping games from twenty countries around the world.

Contact: Dr. Warren Haston at Email: Haston@hartford.edu  Phone: 860 768 5526

University of Hartford Magnet School – 196 Bloomfield Avenue-West Hartford, CT06117

Oct
3
Sat
Middle Tennessee AOSA – Franklin Tennessee
Oct 3 all-day
Middle Tennessee AOSA - Franklin Tennessee @ Walnut Grove Elementary School

LILLIE FEIERABEND

AROUD THE WORLD IN SONG AND DANCE

Humor, love, kindness and joy are universal. Folk Dance builds a bridge where we are offered a glimpse into another culture and are delighted to find ourselves looking back. A country’s musical culture can also offer insight into its history, spirit, values, and heart. We can appreciate and begin to know a little about a people when we move in their footsteps. These delightful gifts, traversing not only cultures, but generations, can lead to greater awareness and global understanding. This lively workshop will introduce participants to folk dances, passing games, play parties, rounds and clapping games from around the world.

Contact: Kendall Webb Email: Kendall.paige708@gmail.com  Cell: 281 7307

Walnut Grove Elementary School – 326 Stable Road – Franklin, TN 37069