I had a great time and experience while in Michigan. I got to spend time with good friends and meet new friends and colleagues. I spent a lot time with V. Keith Mason. We have had a number of conversations but have never officially met.
The presentation about R.S.S. went very well. I was a little bit anxious about it as it was very “cutting edge” material -however, the folks in attendance told me afterward that it was a great session. I plan to post a web version of the presentation very soon.
I have a number of draft posts beginning to pile up and with the start of the college semester “off and running”, it may be awhile before I get to them all BUT, I’m planning on posting the current, OFFICIAL list of ME bloggers tomorrow… Stay TUNED!
If you are a ME blogger or planning to be one, don’t forget to check out the official repository of ME blogging information from time to time here:
In the mean time I’ve “bitten the bullet” and have decided to add a one-way RSS feed of my “twitters”. You can see this on the sidebar to the right: “Dr. Pisano Twitters:”. I have just about integrated my WordPress, Twitter and Facebook sites into each other now. I should be able to Twitter from anyone of the three and have it appear on the others. It seems to be working… for now! :)
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.