Pennsylvania Music Educators Association 2013 Conference – #PMEA2013
So, what’s new PMEA 2013? -plenty as always. Going to a conference is always a great way to recharge your “excitement battery” -this is true for any conference. Over the years, I’ve built up a number of relationships with conference folks both locally and nationally. The conferences are now almost like a “homecoming” to me -a chance to “break bread” and fellowship with friends and learn about new, exciting, things.
This year I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Midwest Clinic, Texas Music Educators’s Association & TI:ME conference, the American Bandmasters Association conference, the PMEA conference, and I will be at the Music for All Summer Symposium. It’s amazing to see all the wonderful musicians, educators, and technicians giving of their time at these events -some teaching, some purveying (you might have to look that one up…), many performing, and everyone learning. I love that social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) now provide easy ways to see what is happening at other conferences as well. The tweets and facebook posts coming out of the New Jersey Conference were both enlightening and timely –proof of concept.
In order to help facilitate those going to the PMEA conference that also follow myself and MusTech.Net, I’ve put together a number of related resources on this page and have listed them below:
- PMEA Conference Website Landing Page (If you haven’t visited the website in a while, it’s fresh and finally based off of good software –> kudos!)
- PDF – The Conference Sessions and Performances
- PMEA Mobile App: http://eventmobi.com/PMEA2013
iPhone users – simply “add to homescreen” to have quick access to this!
- Twitter: #pmea2013 (official) #pmea13 (unofficial) –I’m hoping to correlate all of these tweets and post at the end of the conference…
- Facebook Page
I hope that we get a chance to run into each other over the next few days -I’ll tell you all about why the Grove City College Music Department is amazing and I’ll likely ask you if you know about TI:ME (it’s amazing too!). Then, I’ll likely ask you if you are using the A.P.S. MusicMaster iOS products (again, amazing!) …and, if you’re lucky, I’ll let you get a few “words in edgewise” too! :) Seriously though, please do stop by the Grove City booth and say hello!
My very best,
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.