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The countdown continues… We are now officially up to 76 Music Education Bloggers! There are only 4 months to go in this campaign and we are already over 75% of our target goal of 100 Music education bloggers. I am very pleased with the progress of this campaign and personally, have been working, as much as I can and very hard with this ambitious undertaking. For every blog that I realease as a “ME Blogger” there are 5 that are SPAM, not related, totally whacky, or simply not what we’re looking for as an official ME blog.
ME Bloggers take note: In preparation for the publiciity and articles that I am going to be writing and hope to be publishing via “snail” methods after the official end of the campaign, I am going to be going back through and checking to see if all the ME Bloggers are remaining true to our campaign pledges! Nothing fancy, but I don’t want to have ME blogger listed that is not active or currently inactive as we approach January 1st, of 2009…the deadline. What do I mean by this?
Here’s what I mean: As a ME blogger, we pledged to “post regularly” about a topic that is “interesting to you, your students, the music audience as whole, etc. -that is related to music education and/or music technology in a classroom environment… Along those lines, we’re not expecting everyone to blog everyday, every week, or even every couple of weeks, but we need ME Bloggers that are actively blogging as often as they can and regurarly…
We agreed not to “covet” all of our materials and share many of them, freely with the world…This is part of the “Global conversation” that I keep sharing with you all… Don’t forget to comment and get in on others conversations!!! If you’re a ME Blogger make sure you take advantage of the Carnival that Joel and I started just so we can continue to “get the word” out about Music and Education! Amy Burns just finished a great carnival, if you missed it -check it out at her site and see what the fuss is all about!
You can find out all of the 100 Music Education Blogger Information, ideas, goals, et. here:
http://mustech.net/100-me-bloggers Check it out today and join or re-energize yourself!
As we start a new school year, I invite you to read a ponder a few posts that link the “Spirit of the Olympics” to what we do as Music Educators written by fellow ME Bloggers. I encourage you to think about what was written and comment about them as you have time:
Richard McCready- Tech Toys and Tunes:
ADHD kids listen to music -shocker!
Travis J. Weller – Composing Like Mad:
Lessons Learned from Michael Phelps
Dr. Joseph Pisano – MusTech.net:
Citius, Altius, Fortius – Faster, Higher, Stronger…
Take a moment to reflect, learn, and even been inspired to be a better teacher, friend, roll model, or whatever it might be. Keep those ME Blogger Posts and Comments Coming!!!! Maybe now is the time to make some “New Year Resolutions”…. and keep them! It’s probably a better time for teachers anyway!
Without further prologue… Here is the current list of Music Education Bloggers (Please say hello to the new folks and re-acquaint yourselves with the veterans! and don’t forget to repost this list!!!):
Dr. Joseph M. Pisano- MusTech.net
Owen Bradley -The Digital Music Educator
Evan Tobias- Catalysts & Connections
Espie Estrella -About Music Education
Dr. James Frankel- Music Technology in Education
Dr. Miikka Salavuo- Music Education, Technology & Social Media
Pete Whitfield- e-Learning for Music
Chad Criswell- Music Ed. Magic
Dr. Jonathan Savage- Jonathan Savage
V. Keith Mason- Music Tech. for Me.
Travis J. Weller- Composing Like Mad
Ken Pendergrass- Music is Not for Insects
Joel- So You Want to Teach
Steve Engel- Music Ed. Lounge
Linda Granite- Bb, F#
Jason Heath- Double Bass Blog
Robert Brannan- The Music is Free
Deborah Valdivia-Zwolinski- DVZ’s Mix
Kyle Gardner- Choir Teachers
Paul Draper- Draper’s Blogspot
John Wilborn- John Wilborn’s Weblog
Leo Park- I Know…I Think
Stan Haskins- Glued to the String
Edgar Groves- Edgar Groves’ Weblog
Barbara Freedman- Music Ed. Tech.
Dr. Tom Rudolph- Make the Most of Notation Software
Dale Lewis- Teaching the “Wire Choir”
Dr. Kevin Andry-Dr. Andry’s Band Blog
Steffany Perham- Perham’s Prattlings
Alex Ruthmann- Alex Ruthmann’s Blog
Carol Broos- Be A Techie:)
Geejay Arrioloa and Jeffrey Langlois -Music Anthology
Michael Compton -Southern Iowa Music Education Network
Eric Wright- QACHS’s Band Blog
Jonathan Filbert -Sound On ~Music and Music Education
Alison Hulihan- Marching Music
Roger Whaley -The BandEd ToolShed
Martha Grondin -Artful, Tuneful, Beatful
Kevin Tuck -Percussion Education Online
Janice Tuck -The Music Teacher’s Blog
Stever Raybould -Band and Chorus PMS/PJHS
Matthew Beresik -Music, Life, Education, Technology (M-LET)
Kyle Krstolic -Music Education Share
Dan Leeman -Music Education for All
Amy Burns -Elementary Music/Music Technology
Erinn Wrobel – Notes From The Mitten
Doug Butchy – Confessions of a Band Director
Rich Blenkinsopp – Studiobee Music
Susan Hurst – Music, Middle School and Web 2.0
Dr. Phil Kirkman -Music Education and Technology Blog
Ann Winze- WI Orchestra
David DeVoto – Third Division
Dr. Chris Foley – The Collaborative Piano Blog
Matthew Pelandina and Mike Lewis – The BandGuys’ blog
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
Gary Albing -Total Music Education
Ben Baker -Teaching Music
Susan Davis -Music Technology Musings
- 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
- Tennyson Williams – Guitar Articles.Net
- Dan Thompson -Creative Kid Music
- Oscar – Educacion Musical – Music Education (Our first, in Spanish, ME Blog!)
- Dr. Eric Rasmussen – Rizz’s Blog *
- Mr. ReBand *
- Brenda Muench – DiscomBlogulated! *
- Thomas J. West *
* New This Posting!
Only 24 Slots left!!! Please re-post this list on your website if you are a ME Blogger!
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many 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 at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018. As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.
He 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, 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.
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