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educator , musician , writer

Marilyn Copeland Davidson, writer, musician, educator. Named Outstanding Alumnus, Ball State University School Music, 1993; recipient Young Artists award, Muncie Symphony, 1953, Governor's Teacher's Recognition award, New Jersey, 1995.


Davidson, Marilyn Copeland was born on September 2, 1934 in New Castle, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Clyde Harrison and Hazel Copeland.


Bachelor of Science, Ball State University, 1955. Diploma in piano, Juilliard School, 1956. Student, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1976.

Student, Long Island University, 1979. Student, Memphis State University, 1981.


Music teacher Dallas Public Schools, 1956—1957, Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, 1957—1962, Port Washington (New York ) Public Schools, 1962—1966, Troy State University, Troy, Alabama, 1966—1970, South Lyon (Michigan) Middle School, 1970—1972, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey, 1979—1983, 2009, Bergenfield (New Jersey) Public Schools, 1972—1984, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Dumont, New Jersey, 1973—1978, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hasbrouck Heights, 1980—1982, Pequannock (New Jersey) Public Schools, 1986—1990, since 1992. Coordinator author MacMillan/McGraw Hill, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1984. Presenter International Reading Association, New Jersey, 1995, New Jersey Music Supervisors Association, 1985, Bruno Walter Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1994, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 2000, Technology Symposium, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 2000, Suffolk County Music Educators, 2001, workshops, throughout United States.

Teacher Orff Schulwerk Training Course, 1981—2002. Presenter in field; coordinator Hartt School Music-USF, City University New Jersey, Albuquerque School, Indiana University, College St. Rose-State University of New York.



Council member, soloist and accompanist for recitals Bergenfield Council for the Arts, 1974—1980. Accompanist Carley Singers Chamber Choir, Indianapolis, 1957—1961. Educational consultant New Jersey Symphony, 1987—1992.

Education committee member, clinician, tnr. New Jersey Symphony Master Teacher Project. Lecturer New York Philharmonic Children's Series, 1995.

Lecturer, performer Bergenfield Public Library., 1996. Piano soloist Hawthorne Chamber Symphony, 1996, 1997, 1998, North Jersey Symphony, Tenafly, 1996, 2001, Rockland New York Symphony, 2003, 2007, Two-Piano Recital, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 2008. Member of National Education Association, New Jersey Education Association, Music Educators National Conference (music selection committee 1993, national assembly, writer for teacher's guides), New Jersey Music Educators Association (writer "It's Elementary" 1988-1996), Northern New Jersey Orff Schulwerk Association (co-founder, treasurer, secretary, president, mem-at-large), American Orff-Schulwerk Association (honorary.

Life member, regional representative, chairperson higher education, national vice president, national president, higher education post-level III advisory committee, AOSA celebrity advocacy panel selection committee), Organization American Kodaly Educators, Delta Kappa Gamma, Pi Kappa Lambda, Sigma Alpha Iota.


Married Douglass Albert Davidson, December 28, 1961. Children: Jennifer Juntwait, Diana Valencia.

Clyde Harrison

Hazel Copeland

Douglass Albert Davidson

Jennifer Juntwait Davidson

Diana Valencia Davidson