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.
Brilliantly funny! I still love Canon in D though, lol. Thanks for posting this, I had a good laugh.
This video made me laugh a lot when I first saw it; it’s a pungent point about modern music though.
Of course, I like a lot of the modern music…
Espie & Todd,
Thanks for taking the time to comment! I appreciate it and hope you’ll comment again in the future!. Espie, I love your site, always have. I am going to be writing the next Noteworthy Site about your site.
Thank you Joseph! I saw the comment you left on my blog and followed the link. You have an excellent site here, will visit often. :mrgreen:
Wonderful. Saw it on YouTube a while ago and laughed myself crazy. Taught students in school on that piece and they being middle schoolers, always asked to play “Taco Bell’s Canon”! They even made up words to the tune, referring to Taco Bell. They loved the piece and will probably never forget it. The Cellists were fine with it…they didn’t have to read the music!
This guy, fellow Pennsylvanian (or at least a student there?) has a great sense of humour. Kudos for the laughs to musicians and non musicians, alike!
Jane, Todd, Espie, et.al.
If you have and candidates :idea: for the third installment, I’d love to hear about them. I have a couple juggling around in my mind. Thanks for the comments! :smile: