Brent Holl is the owner of Beatin’ Path Publications, leads workshops and teaches level courses in Orff Schulwerk, and conducts choral festivals for young choirs. Mr. Holl taught middle school general music and choir in Augusta County, Virginia for 33 years. Brent is Orff certified from the University of Memphis and Hamline University. He currently teaches summer courses in Orff Schulwerk and is a national clinician and consultant in the areas of music education and children’s choirs.
“I strongly believe that teacher training in the Orff Schulwerk design is the surest and most creative way of providing professional development ofr teachers of music to children. Providing a high quality music experience every day, in every classroom, for every child is what we do and the training we receive in workshops and level courses is the most valuable experience we as an organization can provide to music educators. Viva La Musica!”
2015: April 11, 18, or 25
September 12, 19 or 26
October 10 or 17
Other dates are possible and can be negotiated.
Possible Session Topics
Rondo, An Orff Classic
Beginnings – jumpstart the school year
Focus and Improvise
Sing to learn / Sounds Abound!
Jump, Jive, and Jazz, Sounds Great
World Drumming and Melody
Recent workshops (2013-14)
Tasmania Orff Association
Quebec Orff Association
LMEA – Baton Rouge LA
FMEA – Tampa FL
Ensemble – easy to intermediate pieces for Orff ensemble, grades 4-8 (book/CD)
Wood Songs – pieces for xylophone and marimba ensembles, grades 4-8 (book/CD)
Canons Too! – An Active Study in Part Singing for Grades 4 – 8
Blue Dude (Sheet music – PDF download) – an original blues song for intermediate Orff ensemble
The Beatin’ Path Consort collection, Vol.1 and 2 by Michael R. Nichols and Brent M. Holl