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First Steps in Music Virtual Certification Course

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SUMMER 2021
All online Summer MECA
courses begin on June 7
and conclude on August 1,
except as noted.


Registration for
all online courses
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on May 28, 2021.


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First Steps in Music
Virtual Certification Course

ONLINE
June 7–10, 2021

Two credits, four days only

The First Steps in Music curriculum is designed to prepare children to become musical in by being Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful. First Steps in Music for Infants and Toddlers provides developmentally appropriate activities that are well suited for children under three years old with their caregivers. First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond provides activities for children as young as three but appropriate for any aged child that needs to further develop their tuneful, beatful, and artful abilities. Folk songs and rhymes as well as classical music are the primary source materials that are used to develop their musical minds and abilities. Created by Dr. John Feierabend, this pedagogical approach contains everything you need to lead a music class for preschool and early elementary students, including: Echo Songs, Call-and-Response Songs, Simple Songs, SongTales, Action Songs, Circle Games, Beat Motion Activities, and more. Ample time will be spent on exploring complete lesson plans for a three-year curriculum.

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a First Steps in Music Certification Certificate from the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME).



Instructor: Dr. John Feierabend

feierabendDr. John Feierabend is considered one of the leading authorities on music and movement development in childhood. He is a professor of music education at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford, and is a past president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators. He has given presentations in all 50 states and a number of countries. He is the author of over 70 books, recordings, and DVDs, several of which served as the inspiration for the award winning PBS children’s television series Lomax: The Hound of Music.
 
Dr. Feierabend has been honored as a Lowell Mason Fellow by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME); named University Educator of the Year by the Connecticut Music Educators Association; received the outstanding alumni award from Wayne State University; and received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the James Bent Award for outstanding achievement in scholarship and creativity from the University of Hartford. In addition, he was the first U.S. recipient of the LEGO Prize, an international award given annually to “an individual who has made a distinctive contribution to the betterment of children.”
 
Dr. Feierabend continues his commitment to collecting, preserving and teaching the diverse folk music of our country and using that folk music as a bridge to help children understand and enjoy classical music. His ongoing creativity and research has resulted in two music methods: First Steps in Music, a music and movement program for infants through elementary-aged children; and Conversational Solfège, a music literacy method suitable for elementary through college-aged students. In the summer of 2012, a group of dedicated and like-minded educators honored Dr. Feierabend’s 40+ years of teaching and research with the formation of the Feierabend Association for Music Education. More information may be found at
www.feierabendmusic.org and www.giamusic.com/feierabend.

Course Details

 First Steps in Music
Virtual Certification Course

Course Code 7601

Instructor
Dr. John Feierabend
jfeierabend@vandercook.edu

Dates & Meeting Times 
June 7-10, 2021 (M-Th),
8:00 a.m.
Noon and
1:003:00 p.m. daily.

2 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$710, due in full with registration

Prerequisites
None

Required Text(s)
Conversational Solfège Level 1
Teacher's Manual

by John M. Feierabend
(GIA Publications)

Students are responsible for purchasing all required texts and materials.

Required Materials
None

 

 

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Summer 2021 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, June 7. Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of June 7, you'll have access to your classroom and course material.

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Online grades will be reported by mid-June. If you need a transcript, please visit the online transcript request page. For faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).

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