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

Jan
11
Sat
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play TWO CLASS OPTIONS!
Jan 11 – Mar 31 all-day
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play  TWO CLASS OPTIONS! @ Champlain Elementary School
 
BETSY GREENE
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play with Betsy Greene in Burlington, Vermont  
 
TWO OPTIONS FOR THIS CLASS:
 
Course Description:
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.Required Text: First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play by Brandon, Greene, Grimsby, Knapp, Tranberg. GIA Publications: 2017 G-9355Course instructor is Betsy Greene, past President of the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME), endorsed Teacher Trainer and highly respected music educator in the Burlington Vermont Schools.
 
 
OPTION ONE is a 1 Day Workshop
Saturday, January 11th 2020
8:00-4:30 PM
Music Room
Champlain Elementary School
800 Pine Street, Burlington VT
 
OPTION TWO comes with 2 Graduate Credits or 2 PD/workshop Credits
 
Saturday, January 11th 2020
8:00-4:30 PM
Music Room
Champlain Elementary School
800 Pine Street, Burlington VTSNOW DAY:
January 25th, 2020
8:00-4:30 PM
Music Room
Champlain Elementary School
800 Pine Street, Burlington VT

Online Class times:
Tuesday’s 6 – 7 PM; 8 one hour evening online class meetings through ZOOM or comparable online meeting forum:   January 28; February 4; February 11; February 18; March 10; March 17; March 24; March 31

 
Contact: Matt LaRocca  Matt@music-comp.org
Jan
30
Thu
Ohio Music Educators Association Convention
Jan 30 – Feb 1 all-day
Ohio Music Educators Association Convention @ Duke Energy Center

RACHEL GRIMSBY

Universal Design for Learning in Music Education 1/30

 This session is geared toward elementary general music educators but the principles of UDL can be applied to any level. This session will be interactive and engaging but initially. I will give participants a brief overview of Universal Design for Learning and engage them in conversation regarding selected strategies and how they may or may not be “universal.” This section will take 10 to 15 minutes of the session leaving the rest of the time for participants to engage in an interactive lesson. Once participants have been introduced to UDL I will lead them through a primary elementary music lesson and an intermediate/upper elementary music lesson employing the principles of UDL. After each lesson we will discuss the activities that were presented and how instructional strategies that I employed meet the learning needs of all students within an elementary music classroom. Participants will then view video of my students in the music classroom to see what these strategies look like with students in the classroom. Material presented will allow for immediate take-aways for Monday.

 First Steps and Orff Schulwerk 1/30

This session is geared toward elementary music educators and the content of the presentation is focused on pre-kindergarten to second graders. I will take participants through each part of the 8-part workout in Feierabend’s First Steps in Music. Participants will actively engage with each part of the 8-part workout through activities that focus on vocal development, movement exploration, beat development, and expression. I will engage participants in the activities as I would teach them within my own classrooms. I will bring participants attention to how additional manipulatives such as books and props can enhance the 8-part work out and Orff processes. Video of my students will be presented to show what the process looks like with students. Material presented will allow for immediate take-aways for Monday.

Prepare, Practice, Present: A Sound Before Sight Approach to Recorder 1/31

This session is geared for elementary music educators looking to refresh and grow their recorder program. Participants will be taken through the 12-step process of Conversational Solfege and how it applies to recorder instruction. While this recorder method is founded in Conversational Solfegeit is not necessary for participants to already use this curriculum in order to implement the strategies, rhymes, songs, and games shared in this session. I will demonstrate a variety of instructional strategies and games that will allow teachers to develop students’ skills aurally rather than starting recorder with the printed page. This session will be interactive as participants will engage with the content for the majority of the process. Video of my students will be shared to show participants that these instructional strategies are engaging and beneficial to students. Activities shared will be able to be immediate take-aways for their students on Monday.

 Folk Dancing Tricks from K to 6! 2/1

Folk dancing is an excellent classroom community builder. Participants will explore the connection between creative movement and beat keeping as the foundation of folk dancing. Participants will learn one folk dance, how to make that dance accessible to all grade levels and will learn how to choose alternative music to folk dance to. With immediate take-aways for Monday activities, will you come and dance with me?

CONTACT: Mark Hensler  EMAIL: pd_director@omea-ohio.org

Jul
27
Mon
First Steps in Orff Schulwerk Course Hofstra Summer Music Class
Jul 27 – Jul 31 all-day
First Steps in Orff Schulwerk Course Hofstra Summer Music Class @ Hofstra University Department of Music

CRAIG KNAPP

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC WITH ORFF SCHULWERK: SING, SAY, DANCE, PLAY 

Come experience joyful activities that follow the 8-part workout from First Steps in Music while integrating the Orff approach. During this course participants will develop a better understanding of how to blend these two approaches. Ample time will be spent on participating in various activities and creating engaging lessons your students will enjoy. Sing, say, dance, and play your way to learning how to develop tuneful, beatful, and artful students. Participants will gain an understanding of both First Steps in Music (FSM) and Orff Schulwerk (OS). Participants will gain an understanding of how the eight-part work out is designed to develop singing, beat keeping, and movement skills and how to use OS extensions within the workout. This course is applicable to both the experienced teacher and the dabbling novice in First Steps and/or Orff.

Hofstra University  – Department of Music – Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall

Hempstead (Long Island) New York 1154 – Monday July 27 – Friday June 31, 2020

Contact Craig Knapp at mrknapp1@aol.com

https://www.hofstra.edu/summermusic

 

Aug
16
Sun
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk – NYSSMA Summer Conference – Albany, NY
Aug 16 all-day
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk -  NYSSMA Summer Conference - Albany, NY @ Albany Hilton

CRAIG KNAPP

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC WITH ORFF SCHULWERK: SING, SAY, DANCE, PLAY 

Come experience joyful activities that follow the 8-part workout from First Steps in Music while integrating the Orff approach. During this course participants will develop a better understanding of how to blend these two approaches. Ample time will be spent on participating in various activities and creating engaging lessons your students will enjoy. Sing, say, dance, and play your way to learning how to develop tuneful, beatful, and artful students. Participants will gain an understanding of both First Steps in Music (FSM) and Orff Schulwerk (OS). Participants will gain an understanding of how the eight-part work out is designed to develop singing, beat keeping, and movement skills and how to use OS extensions within the workout. This session is applicable to both the experienced teacher and the dabbling novice in First Steps and/or Orff.

NYSSMA – Summer Convention – Sunday August 16th  

Contact Craig Knapp at mrknapp1@aol.com

NYS Summer Music Conference – Albany, NY