$400.00 USD

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Conversational Solfege Upper Levels Online | April - May, 2023

Professional Development moderated by John Crever, Endorsed Teacher Trainer with the core content delivered by John Feierabend   

VIRTUAL Online |  Friday evenings | April 14 - May 19, 2023, 6:00 - 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.



This course will continue to investigate methods, techniques, and materials appropriate for continuing the development of music literacy using more advanced rhythm and melodic content in upper elementary, middle and high school music general music classes, as well as vocal and instrumental ensembles. In addition, methodology for teaching harmony and improvisation will be presented in major, minor, aeolian, dorian and mixolydian.  At the competition of the course, participants will be able to apply a sequence of skills to tonal and rhythmic content appropriate for middle school and high school.  Develop skills for creating logical and varied lesson plans which give evidence to short and long-range goals. Develop skills at understanding harmony and improvisation using solfege, and last, understand modal tonalities and harmonies.   Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion for Conversational Solfege Upper Levels from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).

Prerequisite: Have completed Conversational Solfege Levels 1&2


 Textbooks:  While not required for the course, they certainly would be necessary to do the curriculum successfully. I recommend having your book resources handy when in class because it gives the opportunity to get more familiar with the teacher manual and how to use it.
This course will reference the following books, in order of frequency: Conversational Solfege Level 3 (yellow), Learning Harmony and Improvisation (blue), The Book of Canons (all by Feierabend, J.) and our dance selections will come from the following books & CDs: Sashay the Donut, Listen to the Mockingbird and The Chimes of Dunkirk (by The New England Dance Masters)


CONTACT: John Crever via email:  [email protected] or txt (503) 278-5959