Ed conducting the Eisenhower Junior High
school band at the
1968 HemisFair World's Fair in San Antonio Texas.
The Other Side of the Coin
Ed Solomon, musician / composer / arranger / performer / teacher, had a musical career spanning fifty years. Trained
at the college level as a performing musician, he graduated from the
Navy School of Music in the early fifties and served as a composer/
arranger for one of the fleet bands.
Ed teaching at James Madison High
School in San Antonio about 1977.
Returning to finish a music degree at Oklahoma Central University, he
began his teaching career as an instructor of instrumental music.
Earning a Masters degree in Music Education at North Texas University he
taught bands, orchestra, and choir in Oklahoma and Texas for thirty-five
In addition to public school activities he lectured and taught in
various advanced settings, wrote articles and teaching materials for the
Instrumentalist Magazine, and composed some 300 titles for student solo
and ensemble instrumentalists. His material appears on many state solo
and ensemble required music lists.
A charter member of the Texas Association of Music Adjudicators, he
officiated as part of judging panels at all levels of Texas music
competition for twenty-five years. His own performance groups achieved
thirty years of sweepstakes presentations. He served as clinician and
guest conductor for numerous school districts throughout the state.
His musical venues included both vocal and instrumental arenas and
included dance jobs, concert band work, the San Antonio opera chorus,
the Mastersingers, rodeo and circus performances, summer music theater,
band camps, and twelve years with the San Antonio Municipal Band as
player and board member. He was a member of the American Federation of
Musicians and the American Society of Composers and Publishers. His
publications are with Southern Music Company and R.B.C. Music Company
both of San Antonio, Texas.
Upon his retirement from the public school classroom in 1986, he served
as a music education consultant and was Artist in Residence in the San
Antonio Independent School District. As a private instructor he served
in several of the metropolitan schools districts finishing out a long
and successful career.
Links to music publishers where Ed
Solomon's music works can be purchased. Both have online catalogs which
show all their publications.
Listings for Solomon's materials come under:
(Instrumental solos and ensembles-- Brass, Woodwind and Percussion)
(Orchestral solos and ensembles -- Violin solos and string trios)
(Concert Band with RBC)