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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

Jul
6
Mon
2020 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Green Island, NY
Jul 6 – Jul 10 all-day
2020 Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Green Island, NY

RACHEL GRIMSBY

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE

Through carefully sequenced activities, Conversational Solfege™ addresses the National Core 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’s pedagogical method develops a music literacy that is 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 TIFFANY DZEMBO:  tdzembo@greenisland.org

Conversational Solfege Certification Course – Portland, OR
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day
Conversational Solfege Certification Course - Portland, OR @ St. Rose School

JOHN CREVER

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  for Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME)

July 6-8  (8:30 – 4:30)
St. Rose School, 5309 NE Alameda St, Portland, OR  97213-2547
contact: John Crever info@music-ade.com  Register Online www.music-ade.com/
Jul
20
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 and 2 Certification Class – Hofstra University Summer Music Course
Jul 20 – Jul 24 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 and 2 Certification Class -  Hofstra University Summer Music Course @ Hofstra University- Department of Music

CRAIG KNAPP

Conversational Solfege is a pedagogical method created by Dr. John Feierabend that develops musical literacy. Conversational Solfege is for children who have already developed their tuneful, beatful, and artful skills and are ready to develop a deeper understanding of rhythm and melody. Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and solfege syllables at a conversational level, and 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. Patterns, folk songs, poetry, rhymes and classical music are the primary source materials that are used to develop those musical skills. Ample time will be spent on creating effective lesson plans and opportunities for peer teaching will be made available. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  Certification Course with Craig Knapp

Hofstra University  – Department of Music – Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall

Hempstead (Long Island) New York 1154 – Monday June 25 – Friday June 29, 2020

Contact Craig Knapp at mrknapp1@aol.com

https://www.hofstra.edu/summermusic

 

ONLINE Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Hartt Summer Term – University of Hartford
Jul 20 – Jul 31 all-day
ONLINE Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Hartt Summer Term - University of Hartford @ Hartt School of Music

JOHN FEIERABEND

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

Information: https://harttsummerterm.hartford.edu/hartt/summerterm/registration/workshop-catalog.aspx

All classes will be held in real time live stream.  July 20th – July 31st–   No classes will be recorded. 

Aug
20
Thu
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Edmonton Alberta Canada
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Edmonton Alberta Canada @ First Presbyterian Church

DAVID RANKINE

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.

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: david.i.rankine@gmail.com

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – August 20-22, 2020
First Presbyterian Church 10025 150 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta, Canada