Monday Morning Music Mix ~ May 9th, 2011
Monday’s Music Quote: Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music ~Ronald Regan
MusTech.Net provides you with the most interesting news to follow and wake-up with on Monday Mornings. So, sit back, grab your favorite coffee or morning beverage and “TAKE FIVE”…
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Hot Topics This Week:
- The May Music Education Blog Carnival has been posted! – Thanks TW!
- MusicPLN.org Hits 1600 members! Join Today it’s free!
- iSchoolBand needs your help to make its goal of $10,000 – Please make the decision to give to the campaign today! – http://ischoolmusic.com/a/kickstarter.html
- Music Education Weekly Twitter Chat – Monday @ 8PM EST on Twitter – Schedule it!
- Want to write about Music Education for a blog? MusicEdForAll is looking for writers.
- 100 Music Majors Tweeting – Tell all of your under-grad friends about it!
- MENC to be going for $500,000 next week with the Chase-Community Giving Campaign – Get Ready to support them via Facebook!
Reading the Monday Morning Music Mix is a great way to start your work week and only takes about five minutes! So… sit back, grab your favorite coffee or morning beverage and “TAKE FIVE” with the Monday Morning Music Mix…
NOTE: The Monday Morning Mix will be SLOWINGGGG-Down for the summer months. There will only be a few Monday Morning Mix Posts between now and August (Band Camp!). It will be back on schedule in late August!
Standby, The Morning Music News Follows Directly:
Musicians’ Brains’ highly developed – “New research shows that musicians’ brains are highly developed in a way that makes the musicians alert, interested in learning, disposed to see the whole picture, calm, and playful. The same traits have previously been found among world-class athletes, top-level managers, and individuals who practice transcendental meditation…”
Tom Rudolph And The New Sibelius Music Notation Bible- 2nd Edition – “His latest book edition about Sibelius is a must-have for anyone using Sibelius personally or teaching with it in the classrooms. Tom’s new book, Sibelius: A comprehensive guide -2nd Edition, covers just about everything new in Sibelius 5 and 6 and was go-authored with Vince Leonard (Composer and Copyist). This book is a must have at the street price of $29.95. In addition, the book has a great companion Website with excellent information and usable files (including the completed work-files for each chapter!)…”
Childhood Music Lesson Keep Brain In Tune – “The Tiger Mothers were right all along: Music lessons as a kid may make you a sharper grown-up. A new study finds that older adults with musical experience perform better on some cognitive tests than those who had never studied music. With only 70 participants, the study was small, but the results match those from other studies of challenging tasks, including findings that learning a second language protects against dementia…”
Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance Written as a 3-Voice Fugue – “Observe the compositional awesomeness of Giovanni Dettori, who has written a fugue with the melody from Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance as the subject…”
Mozart Websites Online – A great list of Websites that reflect the music and ideas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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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.