The Monday Morning Music Mix -Education News Weekly ~1-18-2010

*StarbucksMonday’s Music Quote, Aaron Copland: “To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.”

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Sibelius 6 vs Finale 2010/Review Article: A Great review/comparison of the two new major player releases in notation programs: “Now, a decade and a half later, the world has changed and Sibelius (now in version 6) is a major player in the field. Without doubt Finale and Sibelius have the professional music notation market cornered. But how to choose between them? How do they compare on key indicators and where should the user, entering the field of computerised music notation for thew first time, spend their hard-earned cash? ” Hat-Tip: Daniel Spreadbury

Web 3.0 Concepts Explained in Plain English: This post of presentations explains the concepts of “Web 3.0” very well and provides a baseline of understanding of not only Web 3.0, but also Web 2.0 and 1.0.  It is good for music educators to have a firm understanding of these concepts as we move forward through this technological age. 

Zimbabwe Women and Music Education: “WOMEN’S careers are mostly determined by how they have been allowed to dream as they grow. There are limits to how far a woman can go regards dreaming which leads to her career choices. Patriarchy controls women’s minds by limiting women’s aspirations by the way they control their ability to dream. Access to education which is a stepping stone to dreaming big can be limited to women depending on whether the resources available can accommodate them.”

Yoko Ono Lennon, Quincy Jones and Jackson Browne Keep John Lennon’s Legacy Alive: “Yoko Ono Lennon kept John’s legacy alive by kicking off 2010 with a press conference at NAMM, the international music products association, supporting music education in celebration of Lennon’s 70th birthday. Quincy Jones and Jackson Browne joined Yoko in speaking out supporting the importance of music education on behalf of American youth. Students from South Central Los Angeles’ Fernando Pullum Performing Arts School performed a medley of Lennon songs, kicking off with “Imagine,” with Rickey Minor, the musical director of American Idol and Fishbone.”

In-Tune Monthly: If you are a grade 6-12 Ensemble Director you must give this magazine a worth-while look. It is one of the few magazines that bridges the gap between the various types of music and presents them in a very entertaining way for middle and high school age students. In addition, it includes one of the best Teacher Guides for the contents of each issue that I ever read… I should know, I’m writing them!You can get a single subscription for the 2nd half of the year (including the Teacher’s guide) for less than $11.00 U.S. Their online matching website provides even more tools. Seriously, check it out!

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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.
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