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I am going to start a new series of MUST HAVE MUSIC FREEWARE. In the end, I am going to list a couple of dozen music technology related freewares (mostly PC based) and turn them into a collection page called the Music Educator’s Freeware Toolkit. Over the past year I have listed a number of freewares on this site and plan on continuing this endeavour, in particular, over the next few months.
Music Educator’s Freeware Toolkit (Currently- filling our toolbox)
Title: Notation Software’s Notation Player
Category: Freeware MIDI file player
Description: A Midi file player that allows you to SEE the notation as it plays the file.
Teaching Ideas: Use this in class to view musical pieces instead of only listening to them. There are an unlimited amount of MIDI music files available from the web. Start with the classical archives in your search for MIDI files.
Home Page: www.notation.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.