Press Release: Music Education Professional Learning Network Opens to Public


 Music Education Professional Learning Network Opens to Public

Grove City, PA – July18, 2010  — The Music Education Professional Learning Network (MPLN) opens to the public, at12:00 pm EDT, on July 19, 2010.  

The MPLN is a new Website specifically developed for music educators, pre-service music teachers, and teaching musicians of any kind.   As its base framework, it incorporates the BuddyPress and WordPress Social Networking (SN) platforms, but also includes integrations with Twitter, FaceBook, and other existing SN platforms.  As a SN platform, this site seeks to promote elongated discussions about important topics facing music educators today. 

Founded by Dr. Joseph M. Pisano the Associate Chair of Music and Fine Arts at Grove City College, the site’s official Launch Team includes ten of the top Music and Technology Integrators today including: Dr. James Frankel (President of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction and Managing Director of SoundTree), Ms. Amy M. Burns (President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators) and Ms. Marcia Neel (President of Music Education Consultants, Inc.). 

The mission of the MPLN is to generate better, more accessible,  information about music, education, and technology and to use technologies to bring musicians of all types together to benefit by it, discuss it, and collaborate with it for the generation of even better and even more accessible information about music, education, and technology…” 

The site requires independent registration, but is dedicated to providing its services for free to all music educators –everywhere.  Find the MPLN at


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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