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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.
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 FAME Certification Course will be offered as an ONLINE COURSE. All classes will be held in real time live stream each day. No classes will be recorded. The Hartt School of the University of Hartford is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone.
This July 20th to July 31st class will meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
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)
Contact: Warren Haston: Haston@hartford.edu Phone 860 768 5526
All classes will be held in real time live stream. July 20th – July 31st– No classes will be recorded.
Conversational Solfege Upper Level Certification Course will be offered as an ONLINE COURSE. All classes will be held in real time live stream. The Hartt School of the University of Hartford is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone.
This July 20th to July 31st class will meet Monday through Friday from 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM.
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.
Contact: Warren Haston: Haston@hartford.ed
Detailed Class information: https://harttsummerterm.hartford.edu/hartt/summerterm/registration/workshop-catalog.aspx