Congratulations to Phil Kirkman on becoming the 50th Music Education blogger! Dr. Kirkman has a great Music and Technology blog started and I think you will find the layout very sharp and the articles he is posting very informative.
Do you want to become one of the ELITE music education bloggers that are writing some of the freshest, newest, and timely music-related content on the web? Many of the ME Bloggers are using their blogs to keep their students, parents, and communities informed of their “lasting happenings”.
You don’t have to post everday, every week, or even couple of weeks… There’s really no hard and fast rules at all regarding posting… What we are looking for is educated music teachers, professors, industry speacilists, to get beyond the confines of their “four walls” of their buildings and start a global conversation about what we do and who we are.
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.