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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
3
Wed
2019 PMEA & NAfME Eastern Convention – Pittsburgh
Apr 3 – Apr 6 all-day
2019 PMEA & NAfME Eastern Convention - Pittsburgh @ Stetson Convention Center

JOHN FEIERABEND

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC: MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS  

 Saturday March 6th  10:00 – 11:00AM

During the early learning years, children can acquire musical sensitivities, which will provide them with a lifetime of expressive and accurate movement intuitions.  This energetic session will present insights and activities that can foster those intuitions in children from birth to age nine, through the use of folk songs and rhymes as well as through movement experiences with classical recordings.

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC: VOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS       

Saturday March 6th  11:30 – 12:30 PM 

During the early learning years, children can acquire musical sensitivities, which will provide them with a lifetime of expressive and accurate singing intuitions.  This lively session will present insights and activities that can foster those intuitions in children from three to age nine, through the use of folk songs and games.

 

12 STEPS TO MUSIC LITERACY USING CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE:  Part One Rhythmic Development   –

Friday March 5th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM                                       

Through carefully sequenced activities this fun workshop will address the National Standards while demonstrating how to enable students to joyfully assimilate the content and skills necessary to become musically literate including the acquisition of listening, rhythmic and melodic reading, dictation, composition, and improvisation in an intuitive manner. Participants will experience a curriculum that grows out of tonal and rhythmic elements that exist in the folk song literature of this country.  Each rhythm or tonal element will be explored in patterns, songs and themes from classical literature.

12 STEPS TO MUSIC LITERACY USING CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE: Part Two Melodic Development   

Friday March 5th 1:00 – 2:00 PM                           

Literature using advanced Solfege patterns with a parallel development of rhythm patterns in 2/4 and 6/8 meter will be presented. Opportunities for early experience in part singing are demonstrated with, rhythmic and melodic sight-reading, dictation, composition, and improvisation.  Participants will experience a curriculum that grows out of tonal and rhythmic elements found in folk song to classical literature.

Friday March 5th
10:00 – 11:00 AM CS: Rhythm
1:00 – 2:00 PM CS: Melody

Saturday March 6th
10:00 AM – 11:00 FSM Movement
11:30AM- 12:30 FSM Melody

Stetson Convention Center – 2900 Stayton St Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Contact Abi Young:  Email: abiyoung@pmea.net  Phone: 610-562-9757

Apr
27
Sat
2019 First Steps in Music Overview Workshop – Abu Dhabi, United Araba Emirates
Apr 27 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Overview Workshop - Abu Dhabi, United Araba Emirates @ RAHA International School,

MISSY STRONG

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC OVERVIEW WORKSHOP – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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. 

RAHA International School , Abu Dhabi  APRIL 27TH

CONTACT: STEPHEN DELANO EMAIL: sdelano@ris.ae

Jul
15
Mon
2019 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Summer Workshop – Harrisburg, PA
Jul 15 – Jul 17 all-day
2019 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Summer Workshop - Harrisburg, PA @ Red Lion Hotel

LESLIE WEAVER 

Vocal Development in Preschool and Beyond & Movement Development in Preschool and Beyond

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC: VOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN PRESCHOOL AND BEYOND                                 

During the early learning years, children can acquire musical sensitivities, which will provide them with a lifetime of expressive and accurate singing intuitions.  This lively session will present insights and activities that can foster those intuitions in children from three to age nine, through the use of folk songs and games.

 FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC: MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENT IN PRESCHOOL AND BEYOND         

During the early learning years, children can acquire musical sensitivities, which will provide them with a lifetime of expressive and accurate movement intuitions.  This energetic session will present insights and activities that can foster those intuitions in children from birth to age nine, through the use of folk songs and rhymes as well as through movement experiences with classical recordings.

 

July 15 – 17, 2019 

Red Lion Hotel 4751 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Contact:  Leslie Weaver  Email: leslieweaver515@gmail.com

Contact: Abigail Young, CAE, Email: abiyoung@pmea.net