Event Details

Orff Workshop

Mark Hugh Malone, Ph.D.,

William Carey University

Current Music Education Philosopher, David Elliott espouses a Praxial Music approach, indicating that music is a practice, it is something humans do. And, the best way to learn music is by “making music!” The new 2014 National Standards for Music Education places a firm emphasis on creating music, encouraging improvisation and composition as early as Pre-K continuing through 12th grade. In a performance-driven music focus in the 21st century, how is it possible for teachers to encourage students to make music creatively?


Engage in hands-on creative learning through the Orff Approach to music education. Carl Orff’s ideas that combine rhythmic activity, movement, and improvisation through singing, playing recorder, dance, and playing the barred-instruments he developed for use with children are so positively compelling for students and teachers, alike. Below are topics to be experienced:


1-Recognizing rhythmic patterns, steady-beat, rhymes and rhythms for clapping and


2-Solfege Singing

3-Recorder Improvisation and playing

4-Movement Activities


6-Creative Improvisation (instant drama)


8-Adding Orff rhythm, music, movement to story books


Dr. Mark Malone holds Orff Level Three Certification and has over 40 years of music teaching experience in public schools, community college, and university settings. Having led hundreds of workshops for teachers, Dr. Malone also is a frequent faculty member with the Whole Schools Summer Institute that encourages teachers to present basic subject matter through the arts.


Formerly Director of Choral Music at Pearl River Community College, Malone’s ensembles have performed in New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Nashville,

New Orleans, Los Angeles, Seattle, as well as in London, Paris, Edinburgh, and Cardiff.


Dr. Malone is currently Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education at William Carey University in Hattiesburg. He has partnered with the MS Arts Commission three times, serving as Coordinator for The Choral Music of William Grant Still Project, Curriculum Designer for The MS Blues Trail and Beyond, and Writer/Creator of The Mississippi Bicentennial Journey, 1817-2017: A Curriculum, is a frequent adjudicator of choral festivals/showchoir contests, and has served as a member of the State Music Standards Revision Committee.

Instructor: Dr. Mark Malone

Day/Date: Friday, June 9th

Time: 9:00a.m.- noon, 1 hour lunch, 1:00p.m.- 4:00p.m.


Workshop Only: $45.00

For CEU Credit (Continuing Education Units), please make check for $10.00 out to William Carey University