Workshop Presenter Bio

Playing with Orff Tunes & Accompaniments, from Body Percussion and Drones to I-IV-V with Mary Helen Solomon...

**IN PERSON** on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Jacksonville Country Day School.

Let’s take a journey exploring Orff orchestrations. We’ll sing and play lots of music together while focusing on various accompaniment options including body percussion, pitched and non-pitched percussion patterns, drones/borduns, functional harmony, and more. The music will be appropriate for use with elementary and middle school music classes.

***What to bring-OPTIONAL: You may bring your own guitar, violin, flute, drum, upright bass, recorder, etc.***

Mary Helen Solomon is an author and Orff specialist who has worked with children and adults in vocal, choral, theatre and Orff music studies for forty years. She has taught in several schools in Jacksonville, Florida, including Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Munnerlyn, St Mark’s, and Beaches campuses, Riverside Presbyterian Day School, and for 28 years in Rochester, New York at the Eastman School of Music summer program. She has taught all three levels of the Orff teacher training program at Eastman and at other training courses throughout the US, in New Zealand, and Brazil. In 1998 she received the Gladys Prior Award for Career Teaching from the University of North Florida.

Workshop Location:

Jacksonville Country Day School 10063 Baymeadows Road Jacksonville, Florida 32256