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Noteworthy Music Site #3: About: Music Education, Espie Estrella
About: Music Education is well.. all about music education! Espie Estrella has put a tremendous amount of her time and expertise into running this site. There are new posts almost every day and some days, more than one! It is full of useful tips and information.
Music educators will find this site particularly useful as there is an incredible amount of great resouces relating to them on her site. The information found there can eaily be made into lessons plans (or used in conjunction with) or can be used as classroom resources, including: music timelines, individual instrument info., musician biographies, music theory help, music history help, music advocacy articles and much, much more.
This is must-see/must-use website if you are a music educator and a good resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about what music is really all “about”!
The Site: http://musiced.about.com/
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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.