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VIRTUAL CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE
JOHN FEIERABEND and JOHN CREVER
Dates: May 13 – Jun 17, 2023 — (Saturdays only)
9:00am – 13:00pm AUSTRALIA – MELBOURNE TIME
Dates: May 12 – Jun 16, 2023 — (Fridays only)
7:00pm – 11:00pm USA – EDT
ZOOM ONLINE – COST: US$400
FOR MORE INFORMATION: EMAIL INFO@MUSIC-ADE.COM / CALL 503-278-5959
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).
Suggested Texts and materials for Course:
Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 1 CD/ mp3 file
Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 2 CD/ mp3 file
CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE UPPER LEVELS
JUNE 26 – 29 | DAILY 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM | PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION
Conversational Solfege Upper Levels further explores the development of music literacy by analyzing songs and creating a learning sequence, based on song content and skill development. Strategies include listening, reading, writing, writing lesson plans, and establishing yearly goals and an introduction of how to teach harmonic function in major and minor tonalities as they apply to improvisation and composition. This course applies to upper elementary general music, middle school and high school choral, and instrumental teachers.
While highly recommended, BUT participants are not required to already have completed Conversational Solfege Levels I and II Certification. Participants will be required to purchase:
Conversational Solfege Level 3 Teachers Edition
Conversational Solfege Level 3 CD/mp3 files
Learning Harmony and Improvisation Using Conversational Solfege
Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion for Conversational Solfege Upper Levels from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).
Contact : John Crever Email: INFO@MUSIC-ADE.COM Phone: 503-278-5959
Registration Information: https://tinyurl.com/RegisterCSULMSP