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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.

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Jan
17
Thu
2019 Indiana Music Educators Association Convention
Jan 17 – Jan 19 all-day
2019 Indiana Music Educators Association Convention @ Grand Wayne Convention Center | Fort Wayne | Indiana | United States

MISSY STRONG

Just the Facts, Please: Neuroscience and Music Education – Friday January 18th 1:00 PM

It is useful to know about music and the brain, but teachers must be careful when looking at brain research findings. Musical “neuromyths” will be presented and teachers will receive tips on how to avoid common mistakes in attempting to interpret neuroscientific research. Basic brain function will be discussed, and an introduction to the growing field of “Educational Neuroscience” will be given.

 

Hosting a Family Folk Dance  – Saturday January 19th 11:00 AM

Hosting a family folkdance event is a fantastic and fun way to “move the learning” outside the walls of your classroom and into the broader community. These events are a powerful way to engage administration, faculty, parents, and neighbors in a way that brings joy to everyone who takes part and, quite honestly, makes the music teacher look pretty good!

They can be done during the school day, over multiple nights, or on one evening. These family folk dances help highlight the growing musicality of your students resulting in an authentic way to advocate for your broader program. Come and learn the nuts and bolts of planning for an event of this type from promoting it to preparing students, their families and your colleagues ahead of time in a way that will get everyone on board and excited!

Movement Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom – Saturday January 19th

 Movement is integral to true understanding in music. When a child can move, they can better understand expression, form, and myriad other musical concepts in a very powerful way. When they begin to move in the early years, this learning is even more powerful. Formulating a sequential movement program, however, can be challenging to those who work with young children. You will hear a rationale for consistently including movement in the elementary music classroom. This rational is based on the assertion that movement is of equal importance to singing and rhythm, as well as the relationship that exists between movement and development. 

Learn how movement is an authentic and fun way to help develop student intuition for beat and meter while also providing meaningful expressive opportunities. Attendees will be given information about proprioceptive sense and learn one way to employ the work of Rudolf Laban in the elementary general music class through movement exploration, movement for form and expression, and beat motion activities.  

2019 Indiana Music Educators Association Convention
Jan 17 all-day
2019 Indiana Music Educators Association Convention @ Grand Wayne Convention Center | Fort Wayne | Indiana | United States

RACHEL GRIMSBY

Music and the Special Learner – Saturday January 19th 11:00 AM

 

Contact Emily Maurek: emilymo73@hotmail.com

Jan
24
Thu
2019 Colorado MEA Convention
Jan 24 – Jan 26 all-day
2019 Colorado MEA Convention @ The Broadmoor | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

MISSY STRONG – 2019 Colorado MEA Convention – January 24 – 26, 2019

Making Folk Dancing Fun

Folk dancing in the elementary and middle school classroom allows our students to demonstrate what we’ve been teaching them about moving to beat while also experiencing their own growing musicality. They are able to understand form in music better through movement while experiencing an authentic community music-making activity, which means they can articulate what form in music is more effectively. Additionally, when we lead folk dance instruction we are helping students get what is so often lacking in our culture: opportunities for positive peer interaction. These interactions help our students build etiquette skills while also creating positive community with their peers. But the overarching thing that a student who is folk dancing in a music classroom experiences is…fun! Come learn how to introduce folk dance into your music classroom right away! 

Contact Elizabeth Ford for More Information cmea.gmc@gmail.com

 

 

Jan
26
Sat
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop
Jan 26 @ 8:30 am – Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop @ Champlain Elementary School | Burlington | Vermont | United States

BETSY GREENE

First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop/Course
(2 credits from Music-COMP/Castleton University)
 
Begin by learning classroom-ready activities which follow the eight part workout from First Steps in Music and integrate the Orff approach while gaining a better understanding of how to integrate these two approaches in a one full day of class. Continue on through online meetings to learn how to lesson plan using First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk and to develop your own integrated activities to use in your teaching.
 
One Day Workshop:  Jan. 26th; 8:30 – 5:00 PM
On Line Course:  1 hour online meetings February 4; February 12;  February 18; March 5; March 18; April 2; April 15; April 16.
 
Must attend the workshop on January 26th and each of the online one hour classes to receive credit. Times for online classes will be decided by the members of class on January 26th..
 
Champlain Elementary School 
 
Questions about registration?
Contact Matt LaRocca at Matt@music-comp.org: Matt@music-comp.org
Feb
14
Thu
2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention
Feb 14 – Feb 17 all-day
2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention @ Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | San Antonio | Texas | United States

MISSY STRONG

2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention – February 13 – 16, 2019

Just the Facts, Please: Neuroscience and Music Education

Movement Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom

It is useful to know about music and the brain, but teachers must be careful when looking at brain research findings. Musical “neuromyths” will be presented and teachers will receive tips on how to avoid common mistakes in attempting to interpret neuroscientific research. Basic brain function will be discussed, and an introduction to the growing field of “Educational Neuroscience” will be given. 

Movement Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom 

Movement is integral to true understanding in music. When a child can move, they can better understand expression, form, and myriad other musical concepts in a very powerful way. When they begin to move in the early years, this learning is even more powerful. Formulating a sequential movement program, however, can be challenging to those who work with young children. You will hear a rationale for consistently including movement in the elementary music classroom. This rational is based on the assertion that movement is of equal importance to singing and rhythm, as well as the relationship that exists between movement and development. 

Learn how movement is an authentic and fun way to help develop student intuition for beat and meter while also providing meaningful expressive opportunities. Attendees will be given information about proprioceptive sense and learn one way to employ the work of Rudolf Laban in the elementary general music class through movement exploration, movement for form and expression, and beat motion activities.  

Contact: Frank Coachman Email: fcoachman@tmea.org

Feb
28
Thu
2019 Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference
Feb 28 – Mar 2 all-day
2019 Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference @ Seaport Hotel and Convention Center | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

LILLIE FEIERABEND

INTENTIONAL MOVEMENT IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM

Movement is an integral part of being musical; worthy of the same explicit and intentional instruction devoted to the literacy component of our curriculum. This lively session will share strategies and techniques to enhance the movement component while involving students in our rich folk music heritage of songs, dances, and singing games. This course is applicable to elementary music teachers, preschool and elementary teachers, physical education teachers, day care providers, movement specialists and others who work with young students

BRIDGES TO THE COMMUNITY: PLANTING SEEDS FOR A LIFETIME OF MUSICAL GROWTH

Music Educators plant seeds for a lifetime of music making but teachable moments do not always happen in the classroom. The school year provides many opportunities for music educators to make experiences available to students outside of the music classroom. By doing so, we also make them available to our faculty, school, and community. When the community is invited to participate in our music programs, they become invested in the child’s development and the growth 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 that may inspire a lifelong love of music.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL TEACHING

Music educators spend a great deal of time developing, designing and delivering wonderful lessons. Classroom management should also be the product of this type of thoughtful, intelligent, and sequential design. No matter how excellent the lesson, no matter how superb the musical examples, no matter how many content standards we can connect to, if students are not attentive, they are not learning.

Teaching students to be active learners is the product of good design. The effective teacher establishes the management style of the class and guides the students toward becoming active learners. Proactive management guarantees that the teacher has a plan and is not merely reacting to every problem that arises. Music educators are in a unique position to help students develop and strengthen these most important skills. In a well-managed classroom, the focus can be on the content and musical growth and development of each student. More can be accomplished in a classroom where students are actively involved in their own education and the focus is on learning. The teacher will succeed in helping students grow musically and give them the opportunity to develop these important skills. The ability to focus and be a successful learner is the foundation for a lifetime of learning

Contact Information:  Ruth Debrot at rdebrot@aol.com.

Mar
23
Sat
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance Play Workshop
Mar 23 @ 8:30 am – May 30 @ 8:30 pm
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance Play Workshop @ Main Dunstable Elementary | Nashua | New Hampshire | United States

BETSY GREENE

First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Workshop/Course
(2 credits  Music-COMP/Castleton University)
 
Begin by learning classroom-ready activities which follow the eight part workout from First Steps in Music and integrate the Orff approach while gaining a better understanding of how to integrate these two approaches in a one full day of class. Continue on through online meetings to learn how to lesson plan using First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk and to develop your own integrated activities to use in your teaching.
 
Attend Workshop Class at Main Dunstable Elementary School on  March 23rd; 8:30 – 5:00 PM
On Line Classes: 1 hour online Meetings:
April 4th, April 11th, April 17th  
May 2nd, May 9th May 16th May 23rd and May 30th
 
Must attend the workshop on March 23rd and each of the online one hour classes to receive credit. Times for online classes will be decided by the members of class on March 23rd.
 
Main Dunstable Elementary School
 

Questions about registration?

Contact Matt LaRocca at Matt@music-comp.org: Matt@music-comp.org
Jun
17
Mon
2019 Anderson University Summer Course – Lillie Feierabend – World Folk Dances and Folk Songs
Jun 17 – Jun 20 all-day
2019 Anderson University Summer Course - Lillie Feierabend - World Folk Dances and Folk Songs @ Anderson University | Anderson | Indiana | United States

LILLIE FEIERABEND

WORLD FOLK DANCES AND FOLK SONGS

June 17th – 20th , 2019 Monday through Thursday , 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Humor, love, and exuberance are universal. Community music making builds a bridge where we are offered a glimpse into another culture and are delighted to find ourselves looking back. History, spirit, and heart are present in a country’s musical culture. This knowledge can lead to a greater awareness and global understanding. This lively class will explore a dozen cultures through folk dance, rounds, passing games, play parties, and clapping games.

Contact: Joani Brando Email: jbrandon@andersonedu  

https://www.anderson.edu/music-theatre-dance/programs/graduate/summer-courses

Jul
6
Sat
First Steps with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Course at Silver Lake College
Jul 6 @ 3:06 am – Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm
First Steps with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Course at Silver Lake College @ Silver Lake College | Manitowoc | Wisconsin | United States

BESTY GREENE

First Steps with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Course (1 credit)  – Silver Lake College

 

Course: July 6 & 7  (8:00 am -12:30 pm); July 8 & 9 (5:00-8:00 pm)

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

2406 South Alverno, Manitowoc, WI  54220

Contact:  Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton rachel.warecarlton@sl.edu


Come experience classroom-ready activities which follow the eight part workout from First Steps in Music and integrate the Orff approach as well develop a better understanding of how to blend these two approaches from activities to lesson planning. Sing, say, dance, and play your way to learning how to develop tuneful, beatful, and artful students. This special topics course is applicable to both the experienced teacher or the dabbling novice in First Steps and/or Orff.  
 
 
Jul
22
Mon
2019 The Hartt School of the University of Hartford Summer Term Classes
Jul 22 – Aug 2 all-day
2019 The Hartt School of the University of Hartford Summer Term Classes @ The Hartt School at the University of Hartford | West Hartford | Connecticut | United States

LILLIE FEIERABEND

TBA

 

Contact Warren Haston at haston@hartford.edu Phone: 860 768 4479

 http://www.harttweb.hartford.edu/SummerTerm/home.aspx