Joel over at www.soyouwantoteach.com and I (MusTech.Net!) have colloborated together to put on the First Ever Music Education Blog Carnival. …so…. What is a blog carnival and how can I be part of this ground-breaking experience? Read on worthy music educator!
What is a blog Carnival?
A blog carnival is way to extend and/or create a community of bloggers that have great things to say about a particular topic… in our case, Music Education. A blog carnival functions as a mini-magazine focused around a particular topic and a type of written edition is created that surrounds the topic. A blog article is submitted for inclusion in an upcoming edition, approved, and then posted together with other’s submissions.
Who is allowed to participate in the Carnival?
Anyone that has an article, new or old, that has something positive to contribute to the topic. All are encouraged to take part with this, particularly the ME Bloggers! As Joel states in his announcemet about the carnival, “If you have a great article … that is somehow buried in [your] archives of your blog that might relate- dig it out, dust it off, and submit it!” …or write a new one on your blog for inclusion with this carnival!
How do I Submit my article/blog post?
The process is actually very easy. The Blog is being Hosted by http://blogcarnival.com and you can find the Music Education Submittal Page right here: http://blogcarnival.com/bc/submit_4443.html. Click the link to be sent to the Music Education Carnival submission page.
What do I submit/write about?
It looks as though the first edition is going to be very music education “topic open”, any topic that relates to music education, in some way can be chosen. I choose to submit my article about online jamming (Not for any particular reason…). Next month, I will host the carnival, and I’ll try to narrow down the topic a little more.
Who should participate in this?
Every blogger that has something positive or constructive to say about music education, music technology, or a music education related topic. It’s free, it’s free exposure for you and your blog, and it’s community constructive!
There have been so many of you posting great, articles… pick one of them and submit them to this carnival. It only takes a minute or two. Take the time to make this a success and give us the impetus to do continue doing this in the future.
See you at the carnival!
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.