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
24
Mon
2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course – Portland, OR
Jun 24 – Jun 26 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course - Portland, OR

JOHN CREVER

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC OVERVIEW WORKSHOP – Portland Oregon

he 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. 

 

First Steps in Music Certification Course – Portland, OR

June 24 – 26th  (8:00am – 4:00pm) “First Steps in Music Certification Course”

Location: TBD

Contact: John Crever, P: 503-278-5959, E:info@music-ade.com  W: www.music-ade.com

Aug
5
Mon
One Day Conversational Solfege Overview Workshop – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 5 all-day
One Day Conversational Solfege Overview Workshop - Minneapolis, MN @ The Perpich Center

JOHN CREVER – ONE DAY CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE OVERVIEW

Meeting Music Literacy Standards with Conversational Solfege: Rhythmic & Tonal 

John Feierabend has been at the forefront of music literacy research and pedagogy for more than 40 years with nearly 80 books and media publications to date. Join Feierabend Association (FAME) endorsed teacher trainer John Crever as he unpacks the 12-step approach to music reading as proposed in Feierabend’s works Feierabend Fundamentals and Conversational Solfege (CS). Intended for both the general and performing music classrooms, 2nd-12th grade, CS sets up musical experiences for students to learn the same way they attained their first language, conversationally. This session will demonstrate using Feierabend’s Kodaly inspired, 12-step method to introduce students to music reading by an “ear-first” approach, conversationally improvising musical ideas that become original written compositions. 

Monday, August 5th(8:00 – 4:00 pm) “One-Day Conversational Solfege Overview”

The Perpich Center, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422

Contact: John Crever, P: 503-278-5959, E:info@music-ade.com  W: www.music-ade.com

Aug
7
Wed
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 7 – Aug 9 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Salt Lake City, UT @ Jordan Ridge Elementary 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.

The Feierabend Curriculum 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).

 “Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Teacher Certification Course” – 

August 7-9 (8:00am – 4:00pm)

Jordan Ridge Elementary, 2636 W 9800 S, South Jordan, UT  84095

Contact::Phone 503-278-5959 Email:   info@music-ade.comWeb:  www.music-ade.com

 

Aug
14
Wed
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 14 – Aug 16 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Minneapolis, MN @ The Perpich Center

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.

The Feierabend Curriculum 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).

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification – Minneapolis, MN

“Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Teacher Certification Course”

August 14 – 16 (8:00am – 4:00pm)

The Perpich Center, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422

Contact: John Crever, P: 503-278-5959, E:info@music-ade.com  W: www.music-ade.com

 

Aug
26
Mon
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Bend, OR
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Bend, OR @ Buckingham Elementary 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.

The Feierabend Curriculum 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).

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification – Bend, OR

August 26 – 28 (8:00am – 4:00pm) 

Buckingham Elementary School, 62560 Hamby Rd, Bend, OR  97701

Contact: John Crever, P: 503-278-5959, E:info@music-ade.com  W: www.music-ade.com