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Last Friday was a great day for the realm of music education everywhere! I finally got to meet, in person, Owen Bradly and James Frankel. We’ve been talking back and forth on our blogs for over a year and we actually, finally just met face to face.
One of the interesting things about meeting them both was that we started to talk just as if we were friends “for years”. The only formality was making sure that we actually had the “face” with the right “digital personality”. Many things were discussed and I can promise you great things ahead for ME bloggers and Music Education and Technology…
If you haven’t read either of their blogs yet I encourage you to do so.
James’s blog is at http://jamesfrankel.musiced.net
Owen’s blog is at http://digitalmusiceducator.wordpress.com
As soon as I get back “in gear” and back to PA, I’ll be posting regularly again. If you live close to Grand Rapids, Michigan, James and I will both be presenting at the Michigan Music Conference. It runs from January 24th through the 26th. We both would like to meet you all!
Find more about the 2008 Michigan Music Conference Here!
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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.