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Well it’s official, Justin Muchoney won the Walt Disney World Dream CMO Job Contest! Congratulations to him and a BIG thanks to all MusTech.Net! readers for helping to vote him into “office”. Back in early April, I put out the word about him and his “dream job” in a post titled :Let’s Help Make A Musician And Music Educator The Chief Magic Official Of Disney World, to help him in his campaign. Now Justin and all of us who voted were/are part of Disney History!
Justin won in a land-slide election. He had 200,000 votes and the combined total of the next two were 80,000 votes. To find out more about Justin and The Disney Dream job check this link:
Justin and I both attened Grove City College and were both in the same housing group –Alpha Sigma (A music/arts honorary/ housing group) for our undergraduate work in music education (He graduated about 6 years after me). It’s great to see this happen for him.
Here’s hoping for you to have a “magical day”!
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.