Announcing The (Almost) Official List Of The 100 Music Education Bloggers Campaign

Well, it’s been long and hard but we did it!   We were able to introduce 100, serious, Music Education Bloggers to the Internet world through the ME Blogger campaign in 1 year’s time!  Congratulations to all of you and to all of us for making our campaign goal!

Please note that I say this is the “Almost” Official list because I am still waiting to hear back from a couple of folks about retaining their blog in the list as we break forth into the 2009 year.   As I put out the information about “us” into paper format, I want to ensure that everybody on the Official List is still actively blogging so that the readers will have a complete list of ME Bloggers that have been active throughout the year.

I’ve had a couple of folks, through no real fault of their own, not able to be as productive as they’ve wanted so I’ve removed them from the list.  Some of your “numbers” may change as I drop down the slots to account for this (sorry!).  

I will be celebrating (and inviting all of the ME bloggers to as well!) the 100 ME Blogger list in a number of ways in the coming month and the OFFICIAL, OFFICIAL LIST will be published on January 1st of 2009 with much fanfare.   I was inundated with a number of blog requests for the final slots, so I wanted to make sure that I gave folks a “fair shake” as I looked at the contents of their blogs, the order they were submitted to me, and the number of related posts on the sites.   In the end, I’ve had to not accept quite a few blogs that I probably would have accepted earlier in the year and for that I apologize but there were only 100 spots to fill.

It’s my hope that there will be a thousand educated folks blogging about music, education, and technology in the very near future and sharing their expertise -for that, I will pass the torch of recording these bold, new ME bloggers to others to scribe and catalog into the “music history” books.   Make no mistake though, the impacts made of these (us) 100 Music Education bloggers will be felt and “seen” in the blogosphere and Internet world for decades, perhaps, centuries to come as everything we write is being cataloged and recorded for those to read in the future.  The beauty of teaching is the positive impact we have on our students -with the advent of the Internet, the entire world becomes a classroom.  Our thoughts, as written in our blogs, will affect countless thoughts of others, whether we or they know it!

As we approach the new year, I am going to encourage all of the ME bloggers to post at least one more time before the new year; perhaps write about what the ME blogger experience has meant to you professionally, self-growth-wise, and/or how it has impacted others around you.   You cannot blog and not be effected by act of the “blogging” itself regardless of whether or not you have 1 or 1000 readers – I know I have.

 So without any further “a-do”, I present … drum roll please!…

The (Quite possibly!) final of the 100 ME Bloggers:

94. http://jeane-metroyo.blogspot.com
Jeane Goforth – Scrollworks and Metropolitian Youth Orchestras
95. http://www.oparp.blogspot.com
Dr. Robert Phillips – The Opinionated Arpgeggist
96. http://www.wikyblog.com/CynthiaWunsch 
Cynthia Wunsch  – The Unlikely Entrepreneur (Click the Blog Tab)
97. http://mineoladrama.blogspot.com 
Joe Owens – MHS Theater
98. http://andyzweibel.com 
Andy Zweibel – Music Musings and Other Randoms…
99. http://musicschoolsbc.blogspot.com/ 
Stephen Robb – Music Schools BC
100. http://paulbailey.us 
Paul Bailey – Paul Bailey’s Blog

Please stop by and say hello to all these great new ME bloggers! and…

 Here is the “unofficial” Official list of the 100 ME bloggers:

  1. http://www.mustech.net
    Dr. Joseph M. Pisano- MusTech.net
  2. http://digitalmusiceducator.wordpress.com
    Owen Bradley -The Digital Music Educator
  3. http://etobiasblog.musiced.net
    Evan Tobias- Catalysts & Connections
  4. http://musiced.about.com/
    Espie Estrella -About Music Education
  5. http://jamesfrankel.musiced.net/
    Dr. James Frankel-  Music Technology in Education
  6. http://weblog.siba.fi/msalavuo
    Dr. Miikka Salavuo-  Music Education, Technology & Social Media
  7. http://pwhitfield.edublogs.org
    Pete Whitfield-  e-Learning for Music
  8. http://www.musicedmagic.com
    Chad Criswell- Music Ed. Magic
  9. http://jsavage.org.uk/
    Dr. Jonathan Savage- Jonathan Savage
  10. http://musictechforme.com/
    V. Keith Mason- Music Tech. for Me.
  11. http://tjweller.wordpress.com
    Travis J. Weller- Composing Like Mad
  12. http://mystro2b.edublogs.org/
    Ken Pendergrass- Music is Not for Insects
  13. http://www.soyouwanttoteach.com/
    Joel- So You Want to Teach
  14. http://stengel99.wordpress.com/
    Steve Engel- Music Ed. Lounge
  15. http://fsharpbflat.wordpress.com/
    Linda Granite- Bb, F#
  16. http://doublebassblog.org
    Jason Heath- Double Bass Blog
  17. http://musicisfree.ning.com/
    Robert Brannan- The Music is Free
  18. http://dvzmix.wordpress.com/
    Deborah Valdivia-Zwolinski- DVZ’s Mix
  19. http://choirteachers.blogspot.com/
    Kyle Gardner- Choir Teachers
  20. http://www.pauldraper.org
    Paul Draper- Draper’s Blogspot
  21. http://johnwilborn.wordpress.com
    John Wilborn- John Wilborn’s Weblog
  22. http://iknowithink.blogspot.com
    Leo Park- I Know…I Think
  23. http://gluedtothestring.blogspot.com
    Stan Haskins- Glued to the String
  24. http://musicedtech.wordpress.com
    Barbara Freedman- Music Ed. Tech.
  25. http://tomrudolph.berkleemusicblogs.com
    Dr. Tom Rudolph-  Make the Most of Notation Software
  26. http://teachingthewirechoir.com/
    Dale Lewis- Teaching the “Wire Choir”
  27. http://docandry.edublogs.org
    Dr. Kevin Andry-Dr. Andry’s Band Blog
  28. http://sperham.wordpress.com
    Steffany Perham- Perham’s Prattlings
  29. http://alexruthmann.com
    Alex Ruthmann- Alex Ruthmann’s Blog
  30. http://www.beatechie.com/
    Carol Broos- Be A Techie:)
  31. http://musicanthology.org
    Geejay Arrioloa and Jeffrey Langlois -Music Anthology 
  32. http://southiowamusiced.blogspot.com/
    Michael Compton -Southern Iowa Music Education Network
  33. http://qachsband.edublogs.org/
    Eric Wright- QACHS’s Band Blog
  34. http://jonathanfilbert.com/blog/
    Jonathan Filbert -Sound On ~Music and Music Education
  35. http://alleyjazz13.wordpress.com/
    Alison Hulihan- Marching Music
  36. http://rogerwhaley.blogspot.com
    Roger Whaley -The BandEd ToolShed
  37. http://mgrondin.edublogs.org
    Martha Grondin-Artful, Tuneful, Beatful
  38. http://percussioneducationonline.com
    Kevin Tuck -Percussion Education Online
  39. http://www.musicteachersblog.com
    Janice Tuck -The Music Teacher’s Blog
  40. http://bnceducation.blogspot.com
    Steve Raybould, Kriston Feldpausch -Band and Chorus PMS/PJHS
  41. http://musicedshare.wordpress.com
    Kyle Krstolic -Music Education Share
  42. http://musicedforall.blogspot.com
    Dan Leeman -Music Education for All
  43. http://amymburns.musiced.net
    Amy Burns -Elementary Music/Music Technology
  44. http://www.music.erinnwrobel.com
    Erinn Wrobel – Notes From The Mitten
  45. http://dougbutchy.wordpress.com
    Doug Butchy – Confessions of a Band Director
  46. http://studiobeemusic.com/mutech
    Rich Blenkinsopp – Studiobee Music
  47. http://musicmiddleschoolandweb20.blogspot.com/
    Susan Hurst – Music, Middle School and Web 2.0
  48. http://www.kirki.co.uk
    Dr. Phil Kirkman -Music Education and Technology Blog
  49. http://tufsdblogs.org/winze
    Ann Winze- WI Orchestra
  50. http://thirddivision.org
    David DeVoto – Third Division
  51. http://collaborativepiano.blogspot.com
    Dr. Chris Foley – The Collaborative Piano Blog
  52. http://bandguys.wordpress.com
    Matthew Pelandina and Mike Lewis – The BandGuys’ blog
  53. http://tanbur.wordpress.com
    David French -The Music Education Blogspot
  54. http://musicteachers911.blogspot.com
    Larry Marra -Music Teachers 911
  55. http://www.pianoteacherblog.com
    Rebecca Brown -Piano Teacher’s Retreat
  56. http://wordtogo.wordpress.com
    Steve Mugglin -Creativity and Songwriting in Music Education
  57. http://totalmusiceducation.blogspot.com
    Greg Albing -Total Music Education
  58. http://teachingmusicbs.com
    Ben Baker -Teaching Music
  59. http://susanadavis.blogspot.com/
    Susan Davis -Music Technology Musings
  60. http://www.howtopractise.com (yes it’s a “s”, it’s an English spelling)
    Mike Saville – How To Practise
  61. http://www.free2create.com/blog
    Valerie Kampmeier – Free 2 Create
  62. http://musicmattersblog.com
    Natalie Wickham – Music Matters Blog
  63. http://theresawhite.edublogs.org
    Theresa White – Education In Music
  64. http://africlassical.blogspot.com
    William Zick – Africlassical
  65. http://discoverlearnplay.blogspot.com
    Eugene Cantera – Discover, Learn, Play (MusickED.com’s Blog)
  66. http://mstrismusic.com
    Ms. Tris – MsTrisMusic.com
  67. http://www.learn-theory-music.com/learn-theory-music-blog.html
    Julian Partridge – Learn Theory Music Blog
  68. http://www.guitarticles.net
    Tennyson Williams – Guitar Articles.Net
  69. http://creativekidmusic.wordpress.com
    Dan Thompson -Creative Kid Music
  70. http://educacionmusical.blogspot.com
    Oscar – Educacion Musical – Music Education (Our first, in Spanish, ME Blog!)
  71. http://rizzrazz.vox.com/
    Dr. Eric Rasmussen  – Rizz’s Blog
  72. http://reband.wordpress.com
    Mr. ReBand
  73. http://www.techtempo.com
    Brenda Muench – Tech. Tempo
  74. http://www.thomasjwestmusic.com/blog.htm
    Thomas J. West
  75. http://musictech4ed.edublogs.org
    Andrew Spang  -MusicTech4Ed
  76. Click this link.   (A very log blog URL…)
    Jon Ensminger -Pedaplus
  77. http://techtoysandtunes.blogspot.com
    Richard McCready – Tech Toys and Tunes
  78. http://downpressup.wordpress.com
    Derek  -Downpressup
  79. http://listenlearnmusic.com
    Rachel Rambach – Listen and Learn
  80. http://jazzworks.wordpress.com
    Allan Perkins – Jazz Works
  81. http://msgallant.edublogs.org
    Alexandra Gallant – The Misadventures of a First Year Music Teacher
  82. http://www.acousticpath.com/blog
    Cameron Grant – Acoustic Path
  83. http://musicteachercafe.viviti.com/
    Scott Ashby – Music Teacher’s Cafe
  84. http://www.frogstoryrecords.com/player_journal.html
    Stever Carter – Frog Story Records/Player’s Journal
  85. http://thirdstream.musiced.net
    Cary Stewart – Third-Stream Music Education
  86. http://michiganstatepianopedagogy.blogspot.com
    Derek Polischuk – Michigan State Piano Pedagogy
  87. http://fromthevoiceof.blogspot.com
    Elizabeth McDonald -From the Voice of…
  88. http://urbanmusiceducation.org
    Sarah Johnston -Urban Music Education
  89. http://musiced.jasoncrews.net/
    Jason Crews – Music Education Resource Blog
  90. http://www.classicalguitarblog.net
    Christopher – Classical Guitar Blog
  91. http://willie42.globalteacher.org.au/
    Andrew- Split Three Ways
  92. http://mjsheetmusictips.blogspot.com/
    Marilyn Johnson – MJ’s Music Teaching Tips
  93. http://www.musicteachershelper.com/blog/
    Brandon Pearce – Music Teacher’s Helper Blog
  94. http://jeane-metroyo.blogspot.com
    Jeane Goforth – Scrollworks and Metropolitian Youth Orchestras
  95. http://www.oparp.blogspot.com
    Dr. Robert Phillips – The Opinionated Arpgeggist
  96. http://www.wikyblog.com/CynthiaWunsch
    Cynthia Wunsch  – The Unlikely Entrepreneur (Click the Blog Tab)
  97. http://mineoladrama.blogspot.com
    Joe Owens – MHS Theater
  98. http://andyzweibel.com
    Andy Zweibel – Music Musings and Other Randoms…
  99. http://musicschoolsbc.blogspot.com/
    Stephen Robb – Music Schools BC
  100. http://paulbailey.us
    Paul Bailey – Paul Bailey’s Blog

I hope to catch many of you in Chicagao at Mid-West this year!  Please say hello!  I’ll get at least one more post in before January 1st!  But in the meantime, I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

                 

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.
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