Events

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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
17
Thu
GIA FALL INSTITUTE – Fourth Presbyterian Church 126 E. Chestnut St. Chicago, IL 60611
Oct 17 – Oct 19 all-day
GIA FALL INSTITUTE - Fourth Presbyterian Church 126 E. Chestnut St. Chicago, IL 60611 @ Fourth Presbyterian Church

JOHN FEIERABEND

Thursday October 17th

First Steps in Music: Vocal Development the Early Years  –   10:30 – 11:45 AM –  Room: Gratz 5G

Building a Community with Folk Dancing  – 12:00 – 1:00 PM Anderson Hall

Teaching Literacy through Conversational Solfege  –  2:45 – 4:00 PM Barwell Dining Room

Endangered Musical Minds Keynote Thursday October 17th 4:15 – 5:15 PM Fourth Presbyterian Main Sanctuary

Friday October 18th

Adding Harmony and Improvisation to your Youth Choir 10:15 – 11:30 AM  – Room: Gratz 5G

Teaching Literacy through Conversational Solfege  –  4:15 – 5:30 Room: Gratz 5G  (Repeat Session)

Saturday October 18th

Adding Harmony and Improvisation to your Youth Choir 10:15 – 11:30 AM  – Room: Gratz 5G (Repeat Session):

For More Information :  https://institute.giamusic.com

Oct
24
Thu
2019 Wisconsin MEA Convention – Madison, WI October 24 – 25th
Oct 24 – Oct 25 all-day
2019 Wisconsin MEA Convention - Madison, WI October 24 - 25th @ Mon0na Terrace Convention Center

JOHN FEIERABEND – EMILY MAUREK – STEPHANIE SCHALL- BARZEE

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC: VOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS  with Stephanie Schall-Brazee  8:00 – 9:15 AM FRIDAY  Rooms M/N/Q/R/L/P, Monona Terrace                                 

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  with Stephanie Schall- Brazee  2:45- 4:00 PM  FRIDAY  Rooms M/N/Q/R/L/P, Monona Terrace     

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 with Emily Maurek   10:30 – 11:30 AM  THURSDAY Room: Rooms M/N/Q/R/L/P, Monona Terrace

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 with Emily Maurek    1:10 – 2:20 PM THURSDAY Room: Rooms M/N/Q/R/L/P, Monona Terrace

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.

Nov
1
Fri
South Dakota Music Educators Association Conference
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day
South Dakota Music Educators Association Conference @ Sioux Falls South Dakota Convention Center

JOHN FEIERABEND

ENDANGERED MUSICAL MINDS KEYNOTE Friday 9:10 – 10:00 AM    

All children are born with some potential to succeed with music.  But, with inappropriate or no music experiences in the early years, children will lose their intuitiveness for making accurate and sensitive musical responses.  The future success of vocal and instrumental performers as well as musical participation in daily life is significantly dependent on appropriate early intervention.  Here is critical information about how children think music and what we can do to help them musically develop.

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC: VOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS                 Friday 10:10 – 11:00 AM                             

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  Friday1:30 – 2:20 PM    

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 – Friday 2:30 – 3:20 PM

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 – Saturday 8:10 – 9:00 AM 

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.

Nov
8
Fri
Upper Level Conversational Solfege Certification Course – Two Part – Princeton Junction, NJ
Nov 8 – Nov 16 all-day
Upper Level Conversational Solfege  Certification Course - Two Part - Princeton Junction, NJ @ Westrick Music Academy

JOHN FEIERABEND

November 8 – 9th  and November 15-16th Must attended both weekends 

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: John Crever EMAIL: Firststepsinmusicpdx@gmail.com 

 

Nov
9
Sat
2019 North Carolina Music Educators Association
Nov 9 – Nov 11 all-day
2019 North Carolina Music Educators Association @ Benton Convention Center

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.

North Carolina Music Educators Association  Contact Pat Hall  pathall@ncmea.net