Happy New Year! Great Things This Planned For This Year!
Hello all and Happy New Year!!!
I Know I have been slow to post lately… With all of the Holiday events and finishing of the college year coupled with the “end of the tunnel” of my dissertational work- I haven’t given this site it’s due consideration. However, I am working on some exciting things to incorporate this year with the mustech.net site and I am going to share some of my ideas, “in the works” projects and “sandbox” initiatives for the New Year with you:
- Blogcasts and Podcasts
I have already put together a team of local and regional technology experts that will soon begin broadcasting bi-monthly podcasts centered solely on cutting edge “useful” technologies and simple explanations of the complexities of current technologies.
- A Web 2.0 forum and Bulletin Board System
If you haven’t noticed, I have been tinkering with a general forum here already (see the tabs above). It is my hope to have a forum held here for both experts and novices, music educators and musicians alike to discuss technologies as related to our field.
- The first major Web 2.0 directory specifically for musicians and music educators
This has been in the “sandbox” for about 3 months now. I finally finished the “look” of it about 2 months ago and haven’t had the time to populate it before I “officially” announce it. If you want to get a preview follow this link: http://muslinks.net
- Expand the collection of musicednews.com
This has been up for awhile now and I will pull it out of the “sandbox” by the end of January. This is an online news aggregator for music education related sites. You can preview it at http://musicednews.com
- Add to the output of articles of this site
I am looking for a couple of well written and well-educated co-authors for this site. If you are interested in helping me take this site to the “next level” please email me your resume/vita and a couple of examples of your written works @ email@example.com
Well, my biggest news resolution is to finish my dissertation, my next is to lose the weight I put on over the Holiday! :) I hope that this site is and has been helpful to the many of you who are visiting it. Please feel free to drop me a line either on this site or privately anytime! Best wishes to all of you for a great New Year!
Please note, I am considering migrating to Drupal for this site. If you have any opinions about Drupal or WordPress please let me know.
~J. Pisano 2007!
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.