The Monday Morning Music Mix -Education News From All Over ~10-12-09
Today’s Monday Morning Music Mix (grab your favorite heated beverage and “take five”):
Monday’s Music Quote, Mozart: “To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.”
The Morning Music News Follows Directly, Standby:
Music Educators Using Twitter…: “I’ve updated the list of Music Educators using Twitter. In today’s fast moving-and-information-overload society it is very difficult to know who is doing what, who is worth following for news, and where to find better information about things… Twitter is an amazing service that allows you to to keep abreast of the latest news and information at the fasted speed currently possible (and considering how fast everything moves nowadays -this is really a Herculean feat).”
Create rehearsal recordings in seconds with new plug-in: “With the Rehearsal Recordings plug-in, you can create an audio track for each part in a single operation, with that one part brought forward in the texture (either by half-muting or scaling down the volume of the other staves) and even changing its pan position (so that the principle part is, say, panned left and the accompaniment is panned right, or vice versa). If you don’t need audio tracks for every single part, click the Choose Parts to Export button to add or remove parts from the exported files.'” Hat-tip: Dr. Jim Frankel
Andrew Lloyd Webber Unveils Sequel To Phantom of The Opera: “Love Never Dies, the sequel to Broadway’s longest running hit, The Phantom of The Opera, had a global launch in London this week…Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long awaited sequel to The Phantom of the Opera will have its World Premiere in London March 9, 2010 followed by New York on November 11 and in Australia in 2011.”
Friends, family celebrate teacher’s final heroic act: Anyone who is a band director and has traveled in a bus has thought about doing exactly what this AMAZING music teacher gave her life for…her students: “[Heather] Christensen, 33, died Saturday night after the bus carrying her and 49 American Fork High School band students rolled on Interstate 15 in Idaho on their way back from a competition. The bus driver had an apparent medical episode, causing the bus to veer off the road. Christensen dived for the wheel and tried to steer the bus back to the road but fell out a window as the vehicle rolled, said John Miller, American Fork High director of bands.”
Berklee in trademark battle: “Berklee College of Music is suing a Florida company that offers online music education to colleges, claiming it blatantly lifted content verbatim from the Boston school’s own Web sites. Music Industry Educators Inc. “copied” material, including course descriptions and listings of music associations, career resources and internships from www.berklee.edu and Berklee’s online music education site, www.berkleemusic.com, and “pasted” the content on its own sites without attribution or permission, said David Kusek, vice president of Berklee Media.”
*Hat-tips are given at times to show who or where I learned about an article listed in the Monday Morning Music Mix… Have a great week!
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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.