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FAME Calendar

Apr
14
Fri
2023 Virtual Conversational Solfege Upper Levels Certification Course Feierabend/Crever
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2023 Virtual Conversational Solfege Upper Levels Certification Course Feierabend/Crever @ Virtual

 

VIRTUAL Conversational Solfege (CS) Level 3 – Upper Levels CERTIFICATION COURSE

JOHN FEIERABEND and JOHN CREVER

 

 

Dates: April 14 – May 19, 2023  — (Fridays only) 6:00pm – 10:00pm EASTERN TIME

ZOOM ONLINECOST: US$400

CSUL Registration link:    https://www.feierabendfundamentals.org/offers/oLqcXxkD

FOR MORE INFORMATION: EMAIL INFO@MUSIC-ADE.COM / CALL 503-278-5959

 

This course will continue to investigate methods, techniques, and materials appropriate for continuing the development of music literacy using more advanced rhythm and melodic content in upper elementary, middle and high school music general music classes, as well as vocal and instrumental ensembles. In addition, methodology for teaching harmony and improvisation will be presented in major, minor, aeolian, dorian and mixolydian. At the competition of the course, participants will be able to apply a sequence of skills to tonal and rhythmic content appropriate for middle school and high school. Develop skills for creating logical and varied lesson plans which give evidence to short and long-range goals. Develop skills at understanding harmony and improvisation using solfege, and last, understand modal tonalities and harmonies.

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 3 – Teacher’s edition – Book

Conversational Solfege, Level 3 CD

Learning Harmony and Improvisation Using Conversational Solfege – Book

May
13
Sat
FAME Conversational Solfege 1 & 2 Certification Course – ONLINE
May 13 @ 9:00 am – Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm
FAME Conversational Solfege 1 & 2 Certification Course - ONLINE @ Virtual

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 ONLINECOST: US$400

REGISTER HERE!

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

Jun
5
Mon
Virtual Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Vandercook School of Music
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm
Virtual Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  Certification Course - Vandercook School of Music

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE (ONLINE)

EMILY MAUREK

 

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 1 & 2 Certification 

Emily Maurek

June 5, 6, 9, 12 – 16, 2023 

9:00am – 1:00pm CST

$1,080 

3 Graduate Credits

 

Registration Information Here!
Jun
19
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Central College
Jun 19 – Jun 22 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Central College @ Central College

JOHN FEIERABEND

CENTRAL COLLEGE, PELLA, IOWA

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE

June 19 – June 22, 2023 (Face to Face)        

Central Standard on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday; from 8:00am – 3:00pm

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

Contact: Contact: Sarah Van Waardhuizen   |   641-628-5295      |    vanwaardhuizens@central.edu 

Jun
26
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Lakeland University
Jun 26 – Jul 7 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  Certification Course - Lakeland University @ Lakeland University

STEPHANIE SCHALL-BRAZEE

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course

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: Dr. Franklin Gallo  |  EMAIL: GalloF@lakeland.edu

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

Jul
10
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Gordon College
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – Jul 13 @ 3:30 pm

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE (FACE TO FACE)

JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course Lakeland University, Wisconsin @ Lakeland University

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 1 & 2 Certification 

John Feierabend     

July 10 – July 13, 2023