Blog Submission Is Officially Closed For the 100 ME Bloggers!

Hello all,

     If you’ve been following along at, you know I have two major concerts coming up TODAY.  Both the 19 piece Grove City Stage Band and 20 piece Grove City College Jazz Ensemble will be performing their 5thAnnual Winter/Christmas Jazz Concerts at 8:00 p.m. today at the Pew Fine Arts Center in Grove City.   Our show is amazing both sonically and visually and takes an incredible chunk of my time to put together both musically and as productions.   This year one of the senior college students, Matt Ulrich, has added an incredible snow fall effect to our cyclorama and is a must see!; couple that with all the other amazing stuff we do with lights and movements and well,…it’s AWESOME.

     The real point of this post was to let you all know that I’ve received over 10 submissions for the last 5 spots on the ME blogger list and I haven’t had the time to get back to everyone yet so I’m posting to let anyone who may still be interested in submitting know that I’ve CLOSED the Blog submissions for the Official 100 ME Blogger campaign.  The last entries we’re all pretty good at first glance, so I’m going to take some extra time to determine which of those have been blogging the longest, content areas, most, etc.  

     I will be posting the Official list by December 15th of this year as I plan on attending the Mid-West clinic toward the mid-end of the month -so, after that date I will be very busy with it and the holidays.  My plan is to post the Official list before I go and I’ll be able to talk about it with my colleagues at Mid-West as well.    I’d love to know any of you that are going to Mid-West this year… Let me know here or e-mail me.  I’m sure we can fine the time to meet up.

     So in summary, it’s going to be a busy few weeks, but… I wanted to put the BRAKES on any more submissions for the ME Blogger campaign as I have enough entries to fill out the campaign.  I’m very excited to be looking at the finish line after a 1 year effort on my part AND on all of yours as well!  Hallelujah!


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
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  • Congratulations Joe. I vividly recall meeting you for the first time at Midwest last year and discussing your idea of the 100 ME Blogger Campaign. I’m almost certain it was still in the germination stage. Now it’s come to full fruition.

    I’ve neglected my end of blogging a bit. We’re expecting our 3rd child in early April, I’m preparing for a string pedagogy class I’ll be teaching at a local university, organizing a youth orchestra trip to Costa Rica, and planning an American Music Celebration at the high school.

    I have 2 posts currently in the works that include topics ranging from dj culture and its relation to dance to sound used as a form of weaponry. Hopefully those will be posted soon.

    I unfortunately won’t be able to make Midwest this year. Have fun.


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    Good luck on your concert Dr. Pisano; I’m sure it will be very successful. I hope someone videos the event and posts it on YouTube (if possible), would love to hear the band play and see that snow fall effect – sounds magical.

    And congratulations on the success of the 100 ME Bloggers campaign; we appreciate all your hardwork in this huge endeavor. Happy Holidays!

  • I’m glad I discovered this project and am proud to be a part of it. It’s important to continue developing productive ways to use such a powerful medium as the internet! Let’s keep up the great work!

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