The Monday Morning Music Mix -Music Education News Weekly ~3-9-2010

Monday’s Music Quote  ~Jimi Hendrix: “Castles made of sand melt into the sea eventually.”

MusTech.Net provides you with the most interesting news to follow and wake-up to on Monday Mornings.  So, sit back, grab your favorite coffee and “TAKE FIVE”…

Standby, The Morning Music News Follows Directly:

The Convergent Future of Music Games and Higher Education:  “You know what makes a lot of money? Music games. Even in 2009, a year in which music games saw a 46% drop in sales from 2008, DJ Hero became the highest-grossing new IP across all genres. It’s a game that was being called a failure in the weeks after its release, and some today even suggest that its sales have been modest. Yet for the companies that make music games, the cash continues to roll in.”

Top Ten Reasons Music Education Rocks:   A Quick post that celebrates National Music in our Schools Month with a TOP TEN list!

More Effectively Managing The Twitter Data Stream While Participating With The MusEdChat:  An article by me that will help to effectively manage the Twitter #MusEdChats.   A MUST READ- if you are going to effectively participate in the chats!

The [fill in the blank] ensemble reinvented?: Evan Tobias writes a great article where he asks the question, “To what extent have ensembles in schools been reinvented or broadened?”

Sibelius Arrange Feature: Tom Rudolph writes an incredible blog about Music Notation (and many incredible texts as well!).  I you don’t know of his blog check it and look at this post where he discusses “one of the most fascinating and time-saving orchestration tools in Sibelius”!

DON’T FORGET:

The second #musedchat will be held tomorrow night on Twitter- Join us! Find out more about it here: MusicEdMajor.Net.  Learn how to get the most from this experience here: Navigating #MusEdChat.

Submit Now for consideration of one of your Blog posts for inclusion into the next Music Education Blog Carnival.  The April, 2010 version will be hosted by Carol Broos over at http://beatechie.net

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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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