Conversational Solfege Certification 1 & 2

June 24-28, 2024

8:30 am - 4 pm

**Please note that this is a hybrid class. Monday is online from 9-3:30. Tuesday is off. Wednesday through Friday are in-person from 8:00-4:30. **

Swope Music Building

Slippery Rock University

Slippery Rock, PA

Conversational Solfege™ is a pedagogical method to be used with children who have already developed their tuneful, beatful, and artful skills and are ready to develop a deeper understanding of melody and rhythm. Conversational Solfege™ develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm syllables and solfege syllables at a conversational level, 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. Through various techniques, Conversational Solfege™ allows the acquisition of musical reading and writing, dictation, improvisation, and composition in an intuitive manner. This course is applicable to general music, choral, and instrumental teachers.


Required Text: Conversational Solfege, Level 1 Teacher’s Manual (Purple Book)

Optional Text: Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Manual Teacher’s Manual (Orange Book)

Both texts are available at

 $400 for SRU Students

 $450 for Non-SRU Students 

There will be a 3% processing fee added to the total of your registration. 

 A non-refundable deposit of $50 is included in the registration fee.


Please review the following rules that apply to the 2024 Conversational Solfege Certification 1 & 2

1.The use or possession of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and/or illegal substances anywhere on University grounds or in its facilities, including the residence halls, is strictly prohibited.

2. Harassment of other participants or faculty is strictly prohibited, and includes, but is not limited to age, race, religion, gender, appearance, disability, or sexual orientation.

3. Weapons of any kind are not permitted anywhere on Slippery Rock University grounds or in its facilities.

4. Cell phones, while permitted, may not be used during classroom instruction, unless in case of emergency.

5. All faculty and participants must be treated with respect.

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