Noteworthy Site Find #1: K-12 Resources for Music Educators
The K-12 Resource has been around for a very long time (1995) and is one of the best kept caches of “weblinks” available for musicians as well as music educators. Although the site doesn’t offer much in the way of “frills”, the content contained within is a real treasure.
The biggest problem, I see with the site is the URL. It is a hard one to memorize. The site URL is: http://www.isd77.k12.mn.us/music/k-12music/ Fortunately, the owners have created two forwarders for us, http://k-12music.com and http://k-12music.org.
The site is organized into five categories:
- All Music
There are links to almost every professional, commercial and music website available on the web today. In addition, most of the links are valid and up-to-date . Cynthia Mazurkiewics Shirk has done a good job eliminating “dead” links.
If this site is unfamiliar to you, make sure you visit it today. It will soon become a site that you visit often.
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.