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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

Oct
12
Fri
Upper Level Conversational Solfege TWO PART Certification Course at Gordon College MA
Oct 12 2018 @ 4:30 pm – Feb 2 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Upper Level Conversational Solfege TWO PART Certification Course at Gordon College MA @ Gordon College | Wenham | Massachusetts | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

Participants have the opportunity to earn graduate or PDP credit and join with fellow colleagues and peers on campus for a casual catered buffet dinner and lunch, provided by Gordon College.

*TWO-PART CERTIFICATION – Participants must register for both October 2018, and February 2019 Sessions.

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 CD.

Program Schedule (2-part workshop):
Friday, October 12, 2018 | 4:30–8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Friday, February 1, 2019 | 4:30–8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

(Participants must attend both the October 2018 and February 2019 program dates)

Registration
$790: Two (2) Graduate Credits
$790: Forty-Five (45) PDPs
(Registration rate includes October and February programming)

Contact:  Kristen Harrington Email: Kristen.Harrigton@gordon.edu

Discounted local hotel accommodations are available for Friday night. Guests may call 888.686.5064 and reference the Gordon College Music Educator Room Block at the Courtyard Boston Danvers to make their reservations at the group rate. They may also book directly online by using the link below:

Book your group rate for Gordon College Music Educator

The cut-off date for the discounted room block is September 28, 2018. At that time, any remaining rooms in the block will be released for general sale and additional reservations will no longer be available at our discounted group rate. 

Feb
14
Thu
2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day
2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention @ Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Teaching Vocal Development in the Younger Years

 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.

Using Classical Music to teach Rhythmic and Melodic Literacy

Through carefully sequenced activities this 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 reading, dictation, composition, and improvisation in an intuitive manner. Participants will experience a curriculum that grows out of rhythmic elements that exist in the folk song literature of this country. Each rhythmic element will also be explored in patterns, songs and themes from classical literature.

Texas Music Educators Association  February 14 – 16, 2019 

Gonzalez Convention Center – Sant Antonio, Texas

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 @ Boston Seaport Hotel and Convention Center | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC: VOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS                                  

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 THE EARLY YEARS         

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.

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

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                            

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.

Contact Ruth Debrot Email: rdebrot@aol.com

Boston Seaport Hotel/ World Trade Center

May
30
Thu
2019 Conversational Solfege Certificate Course – Atlanta, GA (Alpharetta Area)
May 30 – Jun 1 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Certificate Course - Atlanta, GA (Alpharetta Area) @ Webb Bridge Middle School | Alpharetta | Georgia | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  FAME 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.

Dr Feierabend 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).

Dates: May 30 to June 1

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification  Course – May 30th, May 31st and June 1st
(Feierabend Association of Music Education)
 
Thursday, May 30th, 2019  9:00a – 5p
Friday,  May 31st, 2019       9:00a – 5p
Saturday, June 1, 2019        9:00a – 4p
 
Webb Bridge Middle School
4455 Webb Bridge Rd,
Alpharetta, GA 30005
 
Contact Person:
 
Registration Information available January 2019

 

Jun
3
Mon
2019 First Steps in Music Certificate Course at Belmont University
Jun 3 – Jun 6 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certificate Course at Belmont University @ Belmont University School of Music | Nashville | Tennessee | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

2019 First Steps in Music Certificate Course

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.

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion for First Steps in Music from the Feierabend Association for Music Education

Contact: Susan Ramsey
Email: susanramsay@bellsouth.net 
Phone: 615 957 1287

 

                          

Jun
10
Mon
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 FAME Certification Course Southern Methodist
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 FAME Certification Course Southern Methodist @ Southern Methodist University | Dallas | Texas | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  FAME 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.

Dr Feierabend 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).

Dates: June 10 – 12
Times: Monday and Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Conversational Solfege Faculty:

For further information about SMU Music Educators Workshops, or to register for one of these classes, visit here; or contact Julie Scott at scottj@smu.edu or 214-768-3717; or call the SMU Music Office at 214-768-1951.

Jun
17
Mon
2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course Anderson University Summer Classes
Jun 17 – Jun 21 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certification Course Anderson University Summer Classes @ Anderson University School of Music | Anderson | Indiana | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

June 17 – 21, 2019
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

2019 First Steps in Music Certificate Course

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.

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion for First Steps in Music from the Feierabend Association for Music Education

Contact:  Joani Brandon Email: jbrandon@anderson.edu

Anderson University School of Music –  1100 E 5th St, Anderson, IN 46012

Jun
24
Mon
2019 First Steps in Music Certificate Course – Vandercook College of Music – Chicago, IL
Jun 24 – Jun 28 all-day
2019 First Steps in Music Certificate Course - Vandercook College of Music - Chicago, IL @ Vandercook College of Music | Chicago | Illinois | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

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. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education

Contact:  Patrick O. Benson – Director of Continuing and Online Education 
VanderCook College of Music 
3140 S. Federal St. 
Chicago, IL 60616 
Email: pbenson@vandercook.edu

First Steps in Music Certificate Course:  Click the Link below to register:  Coming Soon

 

Jul
1
Mon
2019 Silver Lake College Summer Classes – John Feierabend All Three FAME Certification Courses
Jul 1 – Jul 12 all-day
2019 Silver Lake College Summer Classes - John Feierabend All Three FAME Certification Courses @ Silver Lake College | Manitowoc | Wisconsin | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

Silver Lake College  John Feierabend First Steps in Music FAME Certification TWO WEEK Class. 

Silver Lake College Summer Classes
First Steps in Music Certificate Class Kodály Certification – Levels I

Silver Lake College Summer Classes
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certificate Class /Kodály Certification – Levels I I

Silver Lake College Summer Classes
Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certificate Class / Kodály Certification – Levels III

Course Schedule – Summer 2019: July 1 – July 12th

All courses take place M-F July 1 – July 12 unless otherwise indicated

8:00-10:00

MUS 544 Kodály Methods III [2]
MUS 522 Solfege II [2]
MUS 501 Folk Song History and Research I [2]
Workshop: Conversational Solfege – Upper Levels [no graduate credit]

10:15-12:15

MUS 543 Kodály Methods II [2]
MUS 521 Solfege I [2]
MUS 644 Choral Literature & Advanced Conducting [2]
Workshop: Conversational Solfege – Lower Levels [no graduate credit]

1:15-2:15

MUS 560 Choral Ensemble [.5]
2:30-4:30

MUS 542 Kodály Methods I [2]
MUS 531 Solfege III [2]
MUS 502 Folk Song History and Research II [2]
Workshop: First Steps in Music [no graduate credit]

Contact:  Rachel Ware Carlton Email: Rachel.WareCarlton@sl.edu  Phone:  920 686-6272

Silver Lake College 2406 S. Alverno Rd.  Manitowoc, WI 54220

Jul
15
Mon
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & @ Certificate Course – Gordon College Summer Classes -Wenham, MA
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & @ Certificate Course - Gordon College Summer Classes -Wenham, MA @ Gordon College | Wenham | Massachusetts | United States

JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  FAME 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.
Dr.Feierabend 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 from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

Schedule*
July 17 0 21,2019 – Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Gordon College – 255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984

*Participants must register for the entire week. If you have previously participated in a Conversational Solfege Level I or II workshop at Gordon College, please contact Program Coordinator Kristen Harrington for registration options.

Jul
22
Mon
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certificate Course – The Hartt School – West Hartford, CT
Jul 22 – Aug 2 all-day
2019 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certificate Course - The Hartt School  - West Hartford, CT @ The University of Hartford | West Hartford | Connecticut | United States

The Hartt School of the University of Hartford  Summer Term Classes

First Steps in Music® Connie Greenwood

Fame First Steps in Music Certificate Course – Connie Greenwood

 During this course, participants will be introduced to current research findings and the implications of that research on the development of an early childhood music and movement curriculum. Materials and activities will be presented for children from birth to age seven. Collecting materials, designing teaching strategies, lesson plans, and yearly curriculum, as well as developing and promoting an early childhood program, will be covered. Active participation in both music and movement activities will be the basis for most instruction. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level I and meets at the same time and place.

Conversational SolfegeTM —Beginning Music Literacy – John Feierabend

FAME Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certificate Course

 Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method that develops musical literacy. Based on models used to teach conversational foreign languages, Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and solfege syllables at a conversational level, then gradually evolves into traditional notation. Through carefully sequenced activities, Conversational Solfege enables students to joyfully assimilate the skills and content necessary to be musically literate. Through various techniques, Conversational Solfege allows the acquisition of musical reading and writing, dictation, improvisation, and composition in an intuitive manner. This course is applicable to general music, choral, and instrumental teachers. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level II and meets at the same time and place. Methodology Level II and meets at the same time and place.

Conversational SolfegeTM—Advanced Music Literacy – John Feierabend

FAME Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certificate Course

 

This course further explores the development of music literacy through analyzing songs and creating a sequence of learning based on song content and skill development. Strategies, including listening, reading, writing, writing lesson plans, as well as establishing yearly goals, and an introduction of how to teach harmonic function in major and minor tonalities as they apply to improvisation and composition will be covered. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level III and meets at the same time and place.

First Steps in Music Certificate Class

Kodály Certification – Levels I

Conversational Solfege Level1 & 2 Certificate Class

Kodály Certification Levels I I

Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certificate Class  

Kodály Certification – Levels III

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

University of Hartford West Hartford, CT 06117

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

2019 The Hartt School Summerterm Classes – John Feierabend – ALL FAME Certification Courses
Jul 22 – Aug 2 all-day
2019 The Hartt School Summerterm Classes - John Feierabend - ALL FAME Certification Courses @ The Hartt School University of Hartford | West Hartford | Connecticut | United States
 
 
First Steps in Music® 

During this course, participants will be introduced to current research findings and the implications of that research on the development of an early childhood music and movement curriculum. Materials and activities will be presented for children from birth to age seven. Collecting materials, designing teaching strategies, lesson plans, and yearly curriculum, as well as developing and promoting an early childhood program, will be covered. Active participationin both music and movement activities will be the basis for most instruction. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level I.

Conversational SolfegeTM —Beginning Music Literacy

Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method that develops musical literacy. Based on models used to teach conversational foreign languages, Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and solfege syllables at a conversational level, then gradually evolves into traditional notation. Through carefully sequenced activities, Conversational Solfege enables students to joyfully assimilate the skills and content necessary to be musically literate. Through various techniques, Conversational Solfege allows the acquisition of musical reading and writing, dictation, improvisation, and composition in an intuitive manner. This course is applicable to general music, choral, and instrumental teachers. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level II and meets at the same time and place. Methodology Level II and meets at the same time and place.

Conversational SolfegeTM—Advanced Music Literacy 

This course further explores the development of music literacy through analyzing songs and creating a sequence of learning based on song content and skill development. Strategies, including listening, reading, writing, writing lesson plans, as well as establishing yearly goals, and an introduction of how to teach harmonic function in major and minor tonalities as they apply to improvisation and composition will be covered. PLEASE NOTE: This course is cross-listed with Kodály Methodology Level III and meets at the same time and place.

HARTT KODÁLY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

An OAKE-Endorsed Program John M. Feierabend, Director
Jeff Rhone, Ed Bolkovac, Gabor Viragh

Kodály pedagogy at Hartt is built upon and derived from the most recent
music education and child development research. A new curriculum reflects characteristics of American folk music literature. Hartt’s Kodály program is committed to the finest-quality children’s music literature and masterwork literature. Students transferring from other Kodály programs should receive prior approval from the program’s director, John Feierabend. See Hartt Summerterm website for full descriptions of Kodály courses: hartford.edu/hartt/summerterm. 

Access this link for more details about the Kodály Program at Hartt: 

harttweb.hartford.edu/SummerTerm/home.aspx