Get Ready… 2007-2008!

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Well, it’s been a long summer…  I have not posted as much as I would have liked but I’m gearing up for a great school year!  I will be changing the look of this site in the very near future to better suite the tremendous amount of information contained within the confines of I intend to go to a three column format that allows for more information to appear on the pages at the same time.

I will also begin posting on a regularly updated schedule come Sept. 1st and plan on going back to 3-4 posts per week. We have reached well over 50,000 readers in the last 8 months and I hope to double that number before the end of the school year!

I will be doing a lot of speaking around the United States this year, at various conferences, and I will keep you up to date in the case that you might like to attend one of the lectures/conferences.  The first engagement is speaking event at NEOMEA at Kent State University on October 12, 2007.  The topic will be High School Band Directors and Hearing.  In January, I will be speaking at FMEA in Florida and also at the TI:ME conference in Michigan.  FMEA’s topic will be mentoring in the digital age and at TI:ME, I will be speaking about Web 2.0 and syndication.  I’ll keep you posted on those and others as they near!

In the mean time, I will be increasing the amount of Expert Guest Contributions to this weblog.  I have a number of fascinating individuals lined up and I can’t wait to present their writings to you. 

A number of you have written me in the past month and apologize that I have not been able to get back to all of you due to my hectic schedule.  My schedule is beginning to stabilize as the college year approaches and I’ll be able to respond in a much quicker fashion in the near future.   As this was my first official year as a blogger, I can witness that blogging takes a tremendous amount of time, energy and resources.  In the end, it’s worth it!


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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

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