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

Jun
1
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Mesa, AZ
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Mesa, AZ @ Highland Arts Elementary Mesa AZ

JOHN CREVER

First Steps in Music Certification Course – Mesa, AZ
June 1-3  (8:30 – 4:30)
Highland Arts Elementary, 3042 E Adobe St, Mesa, AZ  85213
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com 
Register Online www.music-ade.com/
 

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

Jun
15
Mon
Jun 15 – Jun 17 all-day
 @ Poly Drive Elementary School, Billings, MT

JOHN CREVER

Conversational Solfege Certification Course – Billings, MT
 
June 15 – 17  (8:30 – 4:30)
Poly Drive Elementary School, 2410 Poly Dr, Billings, MT  59102
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com 
 
Register Online www.music-ade.com/
 

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)

Jun
22
Mon
Conversational Solfege Certification Course – Boise, Idaho (Meridian)
Jun 22 – Jun 24 all-day
Conversational Solfege Certification Course - Boise, Idaho (Meridian) @ Mary McPherson Elementary

JOHN CREVER

Conversational Solfege Certification Course – Boise, Idaho (Meridian)
June 22 – 24  (8:30 – 4:30)
Mary McPherson Elementary , 1050 E Amity Rd, Meridian, ID  83642
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com 
Register Online www.music-ade.com/
 

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)

Jun
30
Tue
Conversational Solfege Certification Course – Seattle, WA
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day
Conversational Solfege Certification Course - Seattle, WA @ Fairmount Park Elementary,

JOHN CREVER

Conversational Solfege Certification Course – Seattle, WA

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)

June 30 – July 1  (8:30 – 4:30)
Fairmount Park Elementary, 3800 SW Findlay St, Seattle, WA
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com 
Register Online www.music-ade.com/
Jul
6
Mon
Conversational Solfege Certification Course – Portland, OR
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day
Conversational Solfege Certification Course - Portland, OR @ St. Rose School

JOHN CREVER

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)

July 6-8  (8:30 – 4:30)
St. Rose School, 5309 NE Alameda St, Portland, OR  97213-2547
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com  Register Online www.music-ade.com/
Jul
27
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification Course -San Francisco, CA
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course -San Francisco, CA @ The Brandeis School of San Francisco

JOHN CREVER

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE

The goal of this course is to impact student learning by teaching attendees to implement techniques in their classrooms to help students think tunefully, to understand the role of tuneful thinking in a child’s overall musical development, to understand the 4×4 procedure for tune acquisition, to implement strategies and techniques in their classroom to engage their children’s vocal lengthening muscles, to implement techniques to help their students move expressively and to a steady beat, to understand the role of Movement Exploration and Movement for Form and Expression in a child’s overall musical development, and to understand the importance of following a child’s steady beat when first teaching how to keep a steady beat.

 
July 27 – 29  (8:30 – 4:30)
The Brandeis School of San Francisco, 655 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA  94132
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com  Register Online www.music-ade.com/
 
Aug
5
Wed
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 5 – Aug 7 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Canyons School District: Crescent View Building

JOHN CREVER

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE

The goal of this course is to impact student learning by teaching attendees to implement techniques in their classrooms to help students think tunefully, to understand the role of tuneful thinking in a child’s overall musical development, to understand the 4×4 procedure for tune acquisition, to implement strategies and techniques in their classroom to engage their children’s vocal lengthening muscles, to implement techniques to help their students move expressively and to a steady beat, to understand the role of Movement Exploration and Movement for Form and Expression in a child’s overall musical development, and to understand the importance of following a child’s steady beat when first teaching how to keep a steady beat.

 

First Steps in Music Certification Course – Salt Lake City, Utah
August 5-7  (8:30 – 4:30)
Canyons School District: Crescent View Building, 11150 south 300 east, Sandy Utah 84070
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com  Register Online www.music-ade.com/
Aug
17
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Minneapolis, MN @ Perpich Center for Arts Education, Glass Box

JOHN CREVER

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE

The goal of this course is to impact student learning by teaching attendees to implement techniques in their classrooms to help students think tunefully, to understand the role of tuneful thinking in a child’s overall musical development, to understand the 4×4 procedure for tune acquisition, to implement strategies and techniques in their classroom to engage their children’s vocal lengthening muscles, to implement techniques to help their students move expressively and to a steady beat, to understand the role of Movement Exploration and Movement for Form and Expression in a child’s overall musical development, and to understand the importance of following a child’s steady beat when first teaching how to keep a steady beat.

 

First Steps in Music Certification Course – Minneapolis, MN
August 17 – 19  (8:30 – 4:30)
Perpich Center for Arts Education, Glass Box  – 
6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com  Register Online www.music-ade.com/