Patrick's books and octavos are for elementary and middle school music classes and choirs. All are available here and use the Orff process with complete lesson plans. Patrick's work with original jazz music for elementary students stands alone in music education.
Dr. Ware is often invited to conduct festival choirs and has written several octavos that feature treble voices and Orff instruments. Look at a video of Patrick's recent co-presentation at the San Diego AOSA conference in 2015.
Patrick Ware, a Boston native, began his composition studies at Westfield State College where he earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. After receiving his MSEd from Radford University, he completed his Orff-Schulwerk Certification and movement apprenticeship at George Mason University. Patrick is a graduate of the doctoral program at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University. Along with his K-5 general music, and choral duties in Prince William County Public Schools, Prince William County VA, Patrick is the movement instructor for the Carnegie Mellon University Orff-Schulwerk teacher training course as well as the movement and recorder instructor for the Worcester Public Schools Orff-Schulwerk teacher training course. He is an active clinician and choral conductor at both the national and local level.
Here's Two and New House 416 are featured in Patrick's workshop, Hip Cats and Cool Kids - Jazz in the Elementary Classroom. They are published in his book Here's Two.
Click on Patrick's Picture to see him in action at a recent workshop and read what folks are saying about Patrick's books and octavos.Patrick's Workshop Schedule