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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.
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
First Steps in Music Certificate Course: Click the Link below to register: http://www.vandercook.edu/programs/su19_meca6359/
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
MUS 544 Kodály Methods III 
MUS 522 Solfege II 
MUS 501 Folk Song History and Research I 
Workshop: Conversational Solfege – Upper Levels [no graduate credit]
MUS 543 Kodály Methods II 
MUS 521 Solfege I 
MUS 644 Choral Literature & Advanced Conducting 
Workshop: Conversational Solfege – Lower Levels [no graduate credit]
MUS 560 Choral Ensemble [.5]
MUS 542 Kodály Methods I 
MUS 531 Solfege III 
MUS 502 Folk Song History and Research II 
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
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).
Monday July 15th through Friday July 19th – 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Daily
Gordon College – 255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984
Contact: Kristen Harrington Phone: 978.867.4429 Email: Kristen.Harrington@gordon.edu
Registration: http://www.gordon.edu/workshops Register online
*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.
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 – – John Feierabend Instructor
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 Instructor
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: