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Travis Weller has started his own blog and calls it “Composing Like Mad”. Travis has been an active participant at mustech.net and has been featured on mustech.net as a guest blogger.
If you’ve read any of Travis’ comments here you know he writes well and is a “deep” thinker. He took up the challenge from our post “Music Education Blogging: A Challenge!” and has come out “guns a’blazing!”. He has written a number of posts already and will be focusing on music education and wind composition.
Please visit Composing Like Mad today and consider adding his blog to your site and blogrolls. If you have a chance drop him a line, I’m sure he would appreciate it!
P.S. I’ll make any of you future music education and technology bloggers a deal… If you want to blog, I’ll help you get started! Send me an email or comment on any of our posts about it and I’ll be sure to contact you and help you with it![tags]travis weller, travis j. weller, composing like mad, music education, music blogs, mustech.net [/tags]
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.