Charles Tighe is a Part-Time Assistant Professor of Music Education at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. Mr. Tighe was educated at Kenyon College, University of Colorado - Boulder, and Boston University and received his Orff training at the University of Memphis (Levels and Master Class), University of Nevada - Las Vegas (AOSA Apprenticeship), and the Orff Institute at the Universitát Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria (international Course). Mr. Tighe has presented sessions, workshops and Orff courses at the AOSA National Convention, Cobb County Schools District, Georgia Music Educators Association, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Memphis City Schools. Internationally, Mr. Tighe has presented at the National Conference of Carl Orff Canda as well as workshops in Singapore and New Delhi, India. During his 23 years as a Music Specialist in Cobb County, GA, Mr. Tighe’s students performed at the National Conference of the American Orff Schulwerk Association, three state conferences of the Georgia Music Educators Association, and the State PTA Association. Mr. Tighe is an author of Silver Burdett Interactive Music published by Savvas (formerly Pearson Education). His book We Would Do Well to Listen, a contextual history of the Memphis Orff Institute from 1968-1988 and published by Beatin' Path Publications, will be released in Novemebr, 2020.
Professor Tighe has presented conference sessions on diverse subjects including Multiple Intelligences Theory in the Music Classroom, Using Visual Arts to Stimulate Composition, Prosody and Music - The Relationship of Sound in Language and Music, and Integrating Movement and Music with Reading Activities - Tracking, Sequencing, and Beat. He has conducted Honors Choruses throughout the Southeast and is active in the American Orff Schulwerk Association, Georgia Music Educators Association, and the American Choral Directors Association.