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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

Jun
27
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course, Hempstead (Long Island), NY
Jun 27 – Jul 1 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course, Hempstead (Long Island), NY @ Hofstra University, Department of Music,

CRAIG KNAPP

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE  

Monday, June 27, 2022 – Friday, July 1, 2022, 8:15AM-3:30PM, Shapiro Family Hall Room 010, Hofstra University

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. A variety of special topics will also be included during each daily class. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

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).

Suggested Texts and materials  for Course:  

Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 1 CD/ mp3 file

Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 2 CD/ mp3 file

Contact: Michael Baur  Phone: 631-987-8043  Email: mwbaur@gmail.com  

Hofstra University, Department of Music, 010 Shapiro Family Hall, 1000 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11549

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course Lakeland University, Wisconsin
Jun 27 – Jul 8 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2  Certification Course  Lakeland University, Wisconsin @ Lakeland University

DR. JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course /  Kodály Methods II

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).

Course Materials: 

Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 1 CD/ mp3 file

Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 2 CD/ mp3 file

CONTACT: Rachel Ware Carlton  PHONE: 920 565-1000 Ex 2153  EMAIL: CarltonRJ@lakeland.edu

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: http://lakeland.edu/kodaly

This class is labeled two ways:  Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 (Lower Levels) Certification Course  and  MUS 542 Kodály Methods II

Jul
18
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – University of Hartford, The Hartt School, CT
Jul 18 – Jul 29 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - University of Hartford, The Hartt School, CT @ The Hartt School

DR. JOHN FEIERABEND

Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 (Books 1 & 2) Certification Course /  Kodaly Level  2 Certification Class

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).

Course Materials:  

Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 1 CD/ mp3 file

Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 2 CD/ mp3 file

Contact : Warren Haston  Email: Haston@hartford.edu Phone: 860 768 5526

Registration Information:  https://harttsummerterm.hartford.edu//hartt/summerterm/default.aspx

Jul
25
Mon
Conversational Solfege Leve 1 & 2 Certification Course – University of the Arts/ Villanova University
Jul 25 – Jul 29 all-day
Conversational Solfege Leve 1 & 2 Certification Course - University of the Arts/ Villanova University @ Villanova University

MISSY STRONG

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 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).

Course Materials:  

Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 1 CD/ mp3 file

Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 2 CD/ mp3 file

7/25/22 – 7/29/22      Face to Face     Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085                     

Dr. Jenny Neff Cell: 484-680-4646     jeneff@uarts.edu      

 

Aug
1
Mon
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – Buena Vista University IA
Aug 1 – Aug 5 all-day
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2 Certification Course - Buena Vista University IA @ Buena Vista University

CHRIS POWERS

 HARTLY-MELVIN-SANBORN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE

August 1-5 Face to Face        

Central Standard: from 8:15-3:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday; from 8:15 – 12:00 on Friday   

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).

Suggested Texts and materials  for Course:  

Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 1 CD/ mp3 file

Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition, and Conversational Solfege Level 2 CD/ mp3 file

Contact: Contact: Kristi Wingert          712-579-4444 kwingert@hartley-ms.k12.ia.us