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The K-12 Resource has been around for a very long time (1995) and is one of the best kept caches of “weblinks” available for musicians as well as music educators. Although the site doesn’t offer much in the way of “frills”, the content contained within is a real treasure.
The biggest problem, I see with the site is the URL. It is a hard one to memorize. The site URL is: http://www.isd77.k12.mn.us/music/k-12music/ Fortunately, the owners have created two forwarders for us, http://k-12music.com and http://k-12music.org.
The site is organized into five categories:
- All Music
There are links to almost every professional, commercial and music website available on the web today. In addition, most of the links are valid and up-to-date . Cynthia Mazurkiewics Shirk has done a good job eliminating “dead” links.
If this site is unfamiliar to you, make sure you visit it today. It will soon become a site that you visit often.
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.