A Bold New Year, The Official List Of The 100 Music Education Bloggers

Me Blogger 2009!

Me Blogger 2009!

 
Welcome to 2009 and the Official List of the 100 Music Education Bloggers (ME Bloggers)!  When I first announced that I would be setting a goal to have 100 Music Education Experts Blogging by January 1st, 2009 back in December of 2007 -some believed it wouldn’t actually happen… but it did!   I believed from the start that I/we would be able to start a community of Music Education Bloggers in only a year’s time; but, I can tell you that the road was a long one complete with its “ups and downs”…but the road less traveled usually is the one with the most benefits at the end of the journey.  
This campaign certainly has been a benefit not only to those that are included in the list, but every single person that reads their writings.
 
There were a number of aspects of the campaign that I wanted to instill in the essence of the ME Blogger Campaign.  First, I wanted to build a community of Music Education Experts that would take advantage of the Web 2.0 platform and start an online community that would allow them to share their expertise with each other and the world.   My hope for the community, and the community that builds upon those of the 100 ME bloggers, is that we continue to have an open a dialog about our profession, mission, and the importance of music in the daily lives of people, not only among our ourselves, but among all those that come across our writings, freely, with each other.
 
Secondly, I wanted to build a community that was non-exclusive, not completely ivory tower, not completely practice oriented, not completely acting educators, nor exclusive of those in the so-called “fringe areas” of acceptable music genres – all types of music are acceptable for learning, discussion, and enrichment.  This community would also not be centered around one country, nor any particular gender or ethnicity.   With this in mind, you will see that the 100 ME Bloggers are made up of established professionals, professors, doctors, teachers, music merchants, performers, practitioners, industry experts, and even a few inspiring music students.   The 100 ME Bloggers comprise of multiple ethnicities, multiple diversities, and are from varying geographical locations and all of them have one ideal in common with one another: the pursuit of the application of music for the betterment and enrichment of the lives of people everywhere!
 
Lastly, I wanted to show how easy it is to utilize the Blog platform as technological means to multiple ends:
  1. Reflection, Introspect, & Thought Crystallization
  2. Sharing knowledge with their students, peers or the world (global conversations)
  3. Contributing to a larger database of information (active research)
  4. Writing Practice (There is a tree-ware book in all of us!)
  5. Creative Outlets
  6. Digital Mentoring
  7. Active Sharing of Media (Pictures/Photos/Webcasts/Podcasts/Vidcasts)
  8. Creation of a network of peers and colleagues
  9. Advertise your concerts, clinics, yourself, or whatever (publicity)

I hope that those of you who are able to gain from the fruits of the efforts of the 100 ME Bloggers come to know the real truth of the grass-roots and pioneering effort that is/was accomplished by the existence of this campaign and the work of all those that are a part of it.   Regardless of whether or not those that are a part of this campaign (or those not part of the campaign that are giving of their time and music expertise freely) blog for another year or 50 more years (or migrate to the forthcoming Web 3.0 phenomenon), the digital imprint of this campaign is cast in binary and has been unleashed on the networked world.  In a digital world full of “mis-information” or… “no-information” about our field,  this campaign is providing both “better” and “free” needed field related information to populate an existing informational void… baby steps

In the months to come, it is my hope to write more about how to continue to grow as a Music Blogging and Web 2.0 Integrated Community.   In the short future, I will be posting a number of ways to keep track of all of the information being put out by the 100 ME Bloggers and show how this tremendous resource can be contained and utilized efficiently by anyone who would like to glean the gems that are coming out, daily, by the ME Bloggers.

To answer a few questions up front that some of you may be asking now the ME Blogger Campaign is over… I will not be extending this list in the future as the number of Music Education Bloggers has exploded with the excitement that has/is being generated by the pioneers on this list.  I will, however, continue to highlight, encourage, all the “newbie” ME Bloggers through posts and direction.  I also can tell you that any of the ME Bloggers will help you get started with your own blog if you ask them.  If you are thinking about starting a Music Blog or Website for any reason, don’t wait, contribute today by starting your own.

I intend to make one more official graphic for the 100 ME Bloggers so that they can post it on their sites.  It is also my intention to take this year and highlight the 100 ME Bloggercampaign in a number of journal articles and written publications.  I will post the availability of these as I become aware of them.   In addition, I plan on speaking at a number of clinics and music education conferences about this project as well…I’ll post my upcoming venues soon at MusTech.Net. 

It is with both humbleness and a sense of pride that I present to the world, the Official List of the 100 ME Blogger Campaign!  Please congratulate them, visit them, comment on their sites AND, BY ALL MEANS, please reprint this list on your own BLOG or Website!  If you have a chance, say hello to the official list of ME Bloggers…

THE OFFICIAL LIST OF THE 100 MUSIC EDUCATION BLOGGER CAMPAIGN 2008-2009:

  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://alleyjazz13.wordpress.com/
    Alison Hulihan- Marching Music
  35. http://rogerwhaley.blogspot.com
    Roger Whaley -The BandEd ToolShed
  36. http://mgrondin.edublogs.org
    Martha Grondin-Artful, Tuneful, Beatful
  37. http://percussioneducationonline.com
    Kevin Tuck -Percussion Education Online
  38. http://www.musicteachersblog.com
    Janice Tuck -The Music Teacher’s Blog
  39. http://bnceducation.blogspot.com
    Steve Raybould, Kriston Feldpausch -Band and Chorus PMS/PJHS
  40. http://musicedshare.wordpress.com
    Kyle Krstolic -Music Education Share
  41. http://musicedforall.blogspot.com
    Dan Leeman -Music Education for All
  42. http://amymburns.musiced.net
    Amy Burns -Elementary Music/Music Technology
  43. http://www.music.erinnwrobel.com
    Erinn Wrobel – Notes From The Mitten
  44. http://dougbutchy.wordpress.com
    Doug Butchy – Confessions of a Band Director
  45. http://studiobeemusic.com/mutech
    Rich Blenkinsopp – Studiobee Music
  46. http://musicmiddleschoolandweb20.blogspot.com/
    Susan Hurst – Music, Middle School and Web 2.0
  47. http://www.kirki.co.uk
    Dr. Phil Kirkman -Music Education and Technology Blog
  48. http://tufsdblogs.org/winze
    Ann Winze- WI Orchestra
  49. http://thirddivision.org
    David DeVoto – Third Division
  50. http://collaborativepiano.blogspot.com
    Dr. Chris Foley – The Collaborative Piano Blog
  51. http://bandguys.wordpress.com
    Matthew Pelandina and Mike Lewis – The BandGuys’ blog
  52. http://tanbur.wordpress.com
    David French -The Music Education Blogspot
  53. http://musicteachers911.blogspot.com
    Larry Marra -Music Teachers 911
  54. http://www.pianoteacherblog.com
    Rebecca Brown -Piano Teacher’s Retreat
  55. http://wordtogo.wordpress.com
    Steve Mugglin -Creativity and Songwriting in Music Education
  56. http://totalmusiceducation.blogspot.com
    Greg Albing -Total Music Education
  57. http://teachingmusicbs.com
    Ben Baker -Teaching Music
  58. http://susanadavis.blogspot.com/
    Susan Davis -Music Technology Musings
  59. http://www.howtopractise.com (yes it’s a “s”, it’s an English spelling)
    Mike Saville – How To Practise
  60. http://www.free2create.com/blog
    Valerie Kampmeier – Free 2 Create
  61. http://musicmattersblog.com
    Natalie Wickham – Music Matters Blog
  62. http://theresawhite.edublogs.org
    Theresa White – Education In Music
  63. http://africlassical.blogspot.com
    William Zick – Africlassical
  64. http://discoverlearnplay.blogspot.com
    Eugene Cantera – Discover, Learn, Play (MusickED.com’s Blog)
  65. http://mstrismusic.com
    Ms. Tris – MsTrisMusic.com
  66. http://www.learn-theory-music.com/learn-theory-music-blog.html
    Julian Partridge – Learn Theory Music Blog
  67. http://www.guitarticles.net
    Tennyson Williams – Guitar Articles.Net
  68. http://creativekidmusic.wordpress.com
    Dan Thompson -Creative Kid Music
  69. http://educacionmusical.blogspot.com
    Oscar – Educacion Musical – Music Education (Our first, in Spanish, ME Blog!)
  70. http://rizzrazz.vox.com/
    Dr. Eric Rasmussen  – Rizz’s Blog
  71. http://reband.wordpress.com
    Mr. ReBand
  72. http://www.techtempo.com
    Brenda Muench – Tech. Tempo
  73. http://www.thomasjwestmusic.com/blog.htm
    Thomas J. West
  74. http://musictech4ed.edublogs.org
    Andrew Spang  -MusicTech4Ed
  75. Click this link.   (A very log blog URL…)
    Jon Ensminger -Pedaplus
  76. http://techtoysandtunes.blogspot.com
    Richard McCready – Tech Toys and Tunes
  77. http://downpressup.wordpress.com
    Derek  -Downpressup
  78. http://listenlearnmusic.com
    Rachel Rambach – Listen and Learn
  79. http://jazzworks.wordpress.com
    Allan Perkins – Jazz Works
  80. http://msgallant.edublogs.org
    Alexandra Gallant – The Misadventures of a First Year Music Teacher
  81. http://www.acousticpath.com/blog
    Cameron Grant – Acoustic Path
  82. http://musicteachercafe.viviti.com/
    Scott Ashby – Music Teacher’s Cafe
  83. http://www.frogstoryrecords.com/player_journal.html
    Stever Carter – Frog Story Records/Player’s Journal
  84. http://thirdstream.musiced.net
    Cary Stewart – Third-Stream Music Education
  85. http://michiganstatepianopedagogy.blogspot.com
    Derek Polischuk – Michigan State Piano Pedagogy
  86. http://fromthevoiceof.blogspot.com
    Elizabeth McDonald -From the Voice of…
  87. http://urbanmusiceducation.org
    Sarah Johnston -Urban Music Education
  88. http://musiced.jasoncrews.net/
    Jason Crews – Music Education Resource Blog
  89. http://www.classicalguitarblog.net
    Christopher – Classical Guitar Blog
  90. http://willie42.globalteacher.org.au/
    Andrew- Split Three Ways
  91. http://mjsheetmusictips.blogspot.com/
    Marilyn Johnson – MJ’s Music Teaching Tips
  92. http://www.musicteachershelper.com/blog/
    Brandon Pearce – Music Teacher’s Helper Blog
  93. http://jeane-metroyo.blogspot.com
    Jeane Goforth – Scrollworks and Metropolitian Youth Orchestras
  94. http://www.oparp.blogspot.com
    Dr. Robert Phillips – The Opinionated Arpgeggist
  95. http://www.wikyblog.com/CynthiaWunsch
    Cynthia Wunsch  – The Unlikely Entrepreneur (Click the Blog Tab)
  96. http://mineoladrama.blogspot.com
    Joe Owens – MHS Theater
  97. http://andyzweibel.com
    Andy Zweibel – Music Musings and Other Randoms…
  98. http://musicschoolsbc.blogspot.com/
    Stephen Robb – Music Schools BC
  99. http://paulbailey.us
    Paul Bailey – Paul Bailey’s Blog
  100. http://edubuzz.org/blogs/alancoady/
    Alan Coady – Alan Coady’s Musical Blog

Please visit them today, congratulate them, and learn from what they have to offer as they do from each other and others like them.

Best Wishes for a Happy and Peaceful New Year,

                           

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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