Calling All Music Directors That Write And Use Program Notes!
I along with a couple of other co-SAVVY bloggers have started, what will no doubt be the best and most useful, program noteswebsite available to date (how’s that for ambitious!). I am very excited about the look of the site and the, very real, usefulness factor it provides.
I/we have been Alpha testing this site and am ready to have about a dozen new folks try this out and work with me on a closed BETA version of the site. In particular, I am looking for directors with choral, jazz, and orchestra program note experience/writers to continue the testing, but I’ll take band and wind ensemble directors too! :)
I really would like to publicly have the BETA moved into full production by mid-April. If you have written notes, and or want to write notes, we could REALLY use your help with this project. This project will benefit all educators by providing a reliable program note source for all of us. One that is searchable, expandable, categorical, and FREE.
If you are interested, and I KNOW YOU ARE! Please contact me using the contact page and send me a valid email address where I can contact you. Please considering being part of this global initiative and help us. If you already have a number of program notes available (whatever the ensemble or level), you are the person (people!) we are looking for to be a part of this BETA bunch.
Hope to hear from a “bunch” of you soon!
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.