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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

Feb
9
Wed
2022 Texas MEA Convention
Feb 9 – Feb 12 all-day
2022 Texas MEA Convention @ Henry B. Gonzalez Comvention Center

DR. JOHN FEIERABEND

Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful Singing in Upper Elementary

Feierabend will offer easy and fun strategies for students’ first experiences with part-singing. Activities will include adding bassline melodies to songs, games for working on intonation when singing in parts, and delightful rounds and canons organized by difficulty.

Texas Music Educators Association Convention – San Antonio, Texas

Saturday February 12th 9:30 – 10:30 am   – GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC

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).

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

  • Course Materials:  Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition (G 5380) and CD 526/ mp3   Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition (G 5381) and CD 527/ mp3
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

Class Materials :  Conversational Solfege Book 3 and CD or mp3 file

MUS 544 Kodály Methods III        

 MUS 503C Conversational Solfege Certification Course  – Upper Level  (Book 3 and CD/mp3)

  • MUS 503 Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course 

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/mp3

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).

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 and  CD/mp3

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