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.
Yay! Sesame Street, my favorite! :mrgreen: How in the world does he do that? I feel tired just watching him. He’s really good, thanks for posting this.
If you look over to the related videos from his YouTube page (member name freedomworksfilms), you’ll find he does a few other songs as well, including the theme from Inspector Gadget and, my personal favorite, themes from Super Mario Brothers (which is quite possibly the coolest 8-bit music ever written).
This video and the Pachelbel’s Rant video are definitely great mentions on this blog and worth checking out.
Espie and collegeedj86,
I picked Sesame Street because it was my favorite! His other stuff is just as cool!
I don’t really find all these great videos by myself… There are just too many of them to sort through! I have friends and students email me all the time about what is funny and it goes from there. If you know of a video that would fit this series please let me know (they don’t have to be just on YouTube) and I’ll give you a “hat tip”! :lol:
this is the coolest thing iv eva seen in my whole life. wel mayb not my whole life but it was bloody phenomanal! i am sooo jealous!