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Virtual Conversational Solfege Levels 1/2 Certificate Course
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm
Virtual Conversational Solfege Levels 1/2 Certificate Course @ FAME Virtual Website



“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).”  

Graduate Credit Opportunity:
You are not required to register for graduate credit at the University of Hartford in order to participate. Participants interested in receiving 1 graduate credit from the University of Hartford should contact Matt Cramer ( in order to request registration for First Steps in Music – 44628, and/or MEW 604 Conversational Solfege – 44629. 
The University of Hartford will charge $1,185 for tuition plus a $30 registration fee. These costs are in addition to the FAME registration fee, and paid separately to the University, not to FAME. Matt Cramer will help you register and provide information about paying the bill. After the fall semester, Matt Cramer can help you request an academic transcript that will show you earned graduate credit.” 

Virtual training on Saturdays via Zoom 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, & 11/13 (24 hours class time for course)

All Sessions are  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

(Lunch Break)

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Event Hosted by Feierabend Association for Music Education. 

Registration supported by Strategic Musication

Course Contact:  David Vandewalker Cell: 678 462 2741


Registration link:

Cost: $500