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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
27
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course Lakeland University, Wisconsin
Jun 27 – Jul 8 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  Certification Course  Lakeland University, Wisconsin @ Lakeland University

DR. JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course /  Kodály Methods II

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).

Course Materials: 

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

CONTACT: Rachel Ware Carlton  PHONE: 920 565-1000 Ex 2153  EMAIL: CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: http://lakeland.edu/kodaly

This class is labeled two ways:  Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 (Lower Levels) Certification Course  and  MUS 542 Kodály Methods II

Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course – Lakeland University , WI
Jun 27 – Jul 8 all-day
Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course - Lakeland University , WI @ Lakeland University

DR. JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Certification Course / Kodaly Level 3 Course  

MUS 544 Kodály Methods III /MUS 503C Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course 

Conversational Solfege Upper Levels further explores the development of music literacy through analyzing songs and creating a sequence of learning, 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 is applicable to upper elementary general music, as well as middle school and high school choral, and instrumental teachers.

While highly recommended, participants are not required to already have completed Conversational Solfege Levels I and II Certification. 

Participants will be required to purchase the newly revised (2018) Conversational Solfege Level 3 Teachers Edition and  Conversational Solfege Level 3 CD/ mp3 file

CONTACT:  Rachel Ware Carlton  EMAIL: CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu    PHONE: 920 565-1000 Ex 2153

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: http://lakeland.edu/kodaly  

 MUS 544 Kodály Methods III  MUS 503C Conversational Solfege – Upper Level

Jul
18
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – University of Hartford, The Hartt School, CT
Jul 18 – Jul 29 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - University of Hartford, The Hartt School, CT @ The Hartt School

DR. JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 (Books 1 & 2) Certification Course /  Kodaly Level  2 Certification Class

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).

Course Materials:  

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

Contact : Warren Haston  Email: Haston@hartford.edu Phone: 860 768 5526

Registration Information:  https://harttsummerterm.hartford.edu//hartt/summerterm/default.aspx

Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course The University of Hartford, The Hartt School, CT
Jul 18 – Jul 29 all-day
Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course The University of Hartford, The Hartt School, CT @ The University of Hartford’s The Hartt School

DR. JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Upper Levels Certification Courese/ Kodaly Level 3 Class

While highly recommended, participants are not required to already have completed Conversational Solfege Levels I and II Certification. Participants will be required to purchase the newly revised (2018) Conversational Solfege Level 3 Teachers Edition andConversational Solfege Level 3 CD/ mp3 file

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 : Warren Haston  Email: Haston@hartford.edu Phone: 860 768 5526

Registration Information:  https://harttsummerterm.hartford.edu//hartt/summerterm

Aug
8
Mon
Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 8 – Aug 11 all-day
Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course - Minneapolis, MN @ Perpich Center For Arts Education

DR. JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course 

Conversational Solfege Upper Levels further explores the development of music literacy through analyzing songs and creating a sequence of learning, 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 is applicable to upper elementary general music, as well as middle school and high school choral, and instrumental teachers.

While highly recommended, participants are not required to already have completed Conversational Solfege Levels I and II Certification. 

Participants will be required to purchase the newly revised (2018) Conversational Solfege Level 3 Teachers Edition and  Conversational Solfege Level 3 CD/ mp3 file

Registration cost: $500    

Contact: John Crever     503-278-5959 info@music-ade.com

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Click HERE