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Welcome to the 2nd annual monthly edition of the Music Education Blog Carnival! The Music Blog Carnival was created and is maintained by Dr. J. Pisano of MusTech.net and Joel of SoYouWantToTeach.com in order to promote the great works being done by Music Education Bloggers across the Internet.
The Music Education Blog Carnival is published on the 1st of every month and is a recognized member of the communities of blogs indexed by BlogCarnival.com. All writings submitted to the Music Education Blog Carnival are examined to ensure that they are valid, interesting, and related to our discussion topic(s).
The August, 2008 Music Education Carnival of Blogs:
Site Hosting the Music Education Carnival of Blogs This Month:
Site Hosting the NEXT edition of the Music Education Carnival of Blogs:
URL of this edition of the Music Education Carnival:
I am very excited to host this edition of the carnival with over a dozen of VERY interesting articles and topics. There are a number of new contributers and bloggers in this edition. As in the last edition, posts were saught from any topic related to music education. This edition contains such a treasure trove of knowledge that I’m sure you will want to read them all in one sitting… if you can!
Joel and I are very excited about the tremendous growth in the field of music education bloggers and we (as well as many of our other good friends!) are working hard to continue to provide unique opportunities for them and continue to grow the music education blog community. The Music Education Blog Carnival is just one of those ways to continue to introduce ourselves to each other and the world through our writings about a topic we are passionate about!
If you are reading this and are an active music blogger, I encourage you to join our next carnival which will be hosted by the Elementary Music/Music Technology blog and current TI:ME president, Amy M. Burns. Also, please consider joining the ME Blogger campaign. The campaign started in January 2008 and is finishing on December 31st 2008. The goal…to identify and solicit 100 of the top music educator bloggers known in…, well, our known universe!
I wish you all the best on your upcoming school years and encourage you to “get back to blogging” as you all are “getting back to school!”. Keep the Faith and the great blogging coming!
~Dr. Joseph Pisano -Aug. 2008’s Music Education Blog Carnival Host
This Edition’s Posts (In alphabetical order of blogger):
- Owen Bradley presents August Rush and the state of music education
posted at The Digital Music Educator.
- Amy M. Burns presents SMART Board in the Elementary Music Classroom
posted at Elementary Music/Music Technology Blog.
- Eugene Cantera presents Thinking for a Change in Music Education
posted at Discover, Learn, Play.
- Joel presents The Art of Teaching Beginning Band
posted at So You Want To Teach?.
- Marilyn Johnson presents Teach Your Students to Strive for Excellence in Performance
posted at MJ’s Music Teaching Tips.
- Madeleine Begun Kane
presents Tempo, Tempo posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.
- Mitesh presents How to Heighten your Creativity Through Music
posted at Invent Creativity.
- MsTris presents Fl Studio: Knockin Kicks | MsTrisMusic.Com
posted at MsTris.
- Leo Park presents Wiriting & Speaking Musically posted at I Know…I Think.
- Joseph Pisano presents Quizlet.com And My Conducting Mastery Group Flashcards
posted at Music, Technology and Education: Mustech.net.
- Stengel99 presents Beginning Percussionists: Every Teacher’s Dilemma
posted at Music Ed Lounge.
- Thomas J. West presents Practice Tip #1: Make a Practice Session Schedule
posted at Thomas J. West Music.
- Travis J. Weller presents Did NO ONE “listen” to the Grammy’s?
posted at Composing Like Mad.
- DB Williams presents The Joy of Musical Performance
posted at Religion, Politics and More.
That concludes the August 2008 Edition of the Music Education Blog Carnival! I hope you’ve enjoyed it and we encourage you to visit AND comment about the posts you read from this carnival as you have time at the original author’s site and also at the host site!
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.