4th Biennial FAME Conference

Coming to Philadelphia!
July 17 – 19, 2020

#FAMECon2020

Mark your calendars NOW for our 4th biennial FAME Conference in Philiadelphia! It is sure to be the best FAME conference yet!

Building on the success of last year’s Pre-Conference, we are planning for an expanded Pre-Conference offering. In addition to the 3 Day Pre-Conference Certification Courses in both First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege and the 4 hour Warmup Sessions for First Steps and Conversational Solfege, we have added three one-day Movement workshops with a different teacher each day. We will welcome co-creator of The Book of Movement Exploration and Laban specialist Jane Kahan, and Penny Mahoney, an Endorsed Trainer in Phyllis Weikart’s Education Through Movement. We are also adding a 4 hour Warmup Session for FS Infant/Toddler on Friday morning followed by the FS Preschool & Beyond Warmup Friday afternoon.

The main Conference starts out Friday, July 17th in the evening with the Strawberry Social and evening Folk dance. Join us for an evening of traditional folk dances from America and around the world. Rick Mohr will be calling the dances danced to live music. In addition, David Coffin will be leading the Community Sing and giving a workshop on how to lead a successful Community Sing. As always, you will enjoy informative and fun sessions presented by experienced master teachers who will demonstrate applications/insights of First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege. All this is presented at the ultra-convenient Marriott Airport at the Philadelphia Airport. Join in the excitement and find thoughtful and energetic fellowship with others who share the 30-year plan for a more tuneful, beatful, and artful world.

DR_John_Profile“Join us for an inspiring weekend – bringing music educators together to experience the joy and exuberance of song and dance, the opportunity to explore best practices in teaching methods, and the benefit of sharing common experiences with colleagues who share a passion for advancing musical learning for all students.”
                                  – Dr. John Feierabend

Whether you are a student just learning about the Feierabend Approach to Music Education or a seasoned educator who has used this method for years, you’ll learn something at the FAME Conference. A great weekend with like-minded people who all share the same enthusiasm.

Make your plans NOW to join us in Philly at #FAMECON2020

Early Registration pricing through July 1st:
$250 for FAME Members
$320 for Non-Members (includes a one year membership)
$100 for FAME Student Members

Conference Registration pricing after July 1st:
$320 for FAME Members
$390 for Non-Members (includes a one year membership)
$125 for FAME Student Members

Pre-Conference Certification Course (July 14th through July 17th, 9 am to 5 pm)
$400 per participant

Pre-Conference 4-hour Warm-Up (July 17th, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm / 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
$75 per participant / per session

Pre-Conference Move, Move, Move
$150 per day, $400 for all three


Accommodations at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott:
$158 per night, all taxes included.

Registration and hotel reservation information will be coming soon! It will be announced in the FAME Newsletter and Facebook when it is available.