Well, it’s been a busy month for me, and no doubt for all of you all as well. The end of the school year brings about an enormous amount of “loose ends to tie up” and a certain amount of “I’m too tired to do this”. That being said it is WELL about time to announce the June 2008 ME Bloggers. We’re almost to 70!
Please welcome the following folks to the ME Blogger Campaign and visit their sites to say hello!
Drum Roll Please:
June’s ME Bloggers:
62. http://www.howtopractise.com (yes it’s a “s”, it’s an English spelling)
Mike Saville – How To Practise
Valerie Kampmeier – Free 2 Create
Natalie Wickham – Music Matters Blog
Theresa White – Education In Music
William Zick – Africlassical
Eugene Cantera – Discover, Learn, Play (MusickED.com’s Blog)
Ms. Tris – MsTrisMusic.com
Julian Partridge – Learn Theory Music Blog
And if you missed May’s:
David French -The Music Education Blogspot
Larry Marra -Music Teachers 911
Rebecca Brown -Piano Teacher’s Retreat
Steve Mugglin -Creativity and Songwriting in Music Education
Greg Albing -Total Music Education
Ben Baker -Teaching Music
Susan Davis -Music Technology Musings
I’ve tried to contact all of the new ME Bloggers via email. If I missed anyone please let me know. Please note -if you are a new ME Blogger your free NAXOS music subscription will be coming to you by the end of this week!
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.