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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 CERTIFICATION COURSE
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.
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).
July 8 -11th ( 9:00 AM-3:00 PM)
Redeemer Lutheran Church 345 S Kenilworth Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126 – (CHICAGO AREA)
Contact: Emily Woock: firstname.lastname@example.org – Phone: 630-834-1411
CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2: A REFRESHER
This class is for those who have taken a FAME certified Conversational Solfege Levels 1 and 2 course and want to “refresh” their CS knowledge. Participants will actively review the 12 Steps, the 13 Units, experience firsthand the majority of the Techniques (games), and learn other special considerations such as “CS in the Choral Setting”. Participants will also have an opportunity to create, share and learn with other teachers in how CS is and can be effective in their classrooms.
$635: 1.5 Graduate Credits or 33.75 PDPs
$550: Participation Only
July 17–19, 2019
Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Gordon College – 255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984
Contact: Kristen Harrington Email: Kristen.Harrington@gordon.edu Phone: 978 867 4429