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Hello all and Happy New Year!!!
I Know I have been slow to post lately… With all of the Holiday events and finishing of the college year coupled with the “end of the tunnel” of my dissertational work- I haven’t given this site it’s due consideration. However, I am working on some exciting things to incorporate this year with the mustech.net site and I am going to share some of my ideas, “in the works” projects and “sandbox” initiatives for the New Year with you:
- Blogcasts and Podcasts
I have already put together a team of local and regional technology experts that will soon begin broadcasting bi-monthly podcasts centered solely on cutting edge “useful” technologies and simple explanations of the complexities of current technologies.
- A Web 2.0 forum and Bulletin Board System
If you haven’t noticed, I have been tinkering with a general forum here already (see the tabs above). It is my hope to have a forum held here for both experts and novices, music educators and musicians alike to discuss technologies as related to our field.
- The first major Web 2.0 directory specifically for musicians and music educators
This has been in the “sandbox” for about 3 months now. I finally finished the “look” of it about 2 months ago and haven’t had the time to populate it before I “officially” announce it. If you want to get a preview follow this link: http://muslinks.net
- Expand the collection of musicednews.com
This has been up for awhile now and I will pull it out of the “sandbox” by the end of January. This is an online news aggregator for music education related sites. You can preview it at http://musicednews.com
- Add to the output of articles of this site
I am looking for a couple of well written and well-educated co-authors for this site. If you are interested in helping me take this site to the “next level” please email me your resume/vita and a couple of examples of your written works @ email@example.com
Well, my biggest news resolution is to finish my dissertation, my next is to lose the weight I put on over the Holiday! :) I hope that this site is and has been helpful to the many of you who are visiting it. Please feel free to drop me a line either on this site or privately anytime! Best wishes to all of you for a great New Year!
Please note, I am considering migrating to Drupal for this site. If you have any opinions about Drupal or WordPress please let me know.
~J. Pisano 2007!
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many 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 at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018. As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.
He 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, 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.
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