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The Music Education Blog Carnival has been a huge success on many levels. It has crated a “buzz” about becoming a blogger among music educators; it provides a semi-peer reviewed venue for posting great and useful music related posts, and also provides this information to the world free of charge. It’s a “win, win” for all parties involved.
Joel and I started the Music EducationCarnival with these intentions in mind. Now that the carnival is currently in its 5th edition, we are getting some of the particulars figured out. There is a “landing page”, as it were, for the Music Education Carnival that can be found in the tabs above at mustech.net or by going to this URL: http://mustech.net/muscarn . It’s easy to remember. Check out the cool graphic I made for the carnival too!
A number of dedicated music education experts are wanting to host the site (and have) and we are already “booked” until February of 2009!
November 1st will be hosted by Travis J. Weller at Composing Like Mad.
December 1st will be hosted by Eugene Cantera at Discover, Learn, Play.
January 1st will be hosted by Chris Foley at Colloborative Piano
If you would like to be a future host let is know! The semi-accepted rule is that you must have been involved in a previous carnival to host a carnival (more of these simple guidelines -including a host guide coming soon!)
Take a moment to check out the previous carnivals as well:
4th edition, October 1st, 2008: Nancy Flanagin – Teacher in a Strange Land
3rd edition, September 1st, 2008: Amy M. Burns – elementary Music/Music Tech. Blog
2nd edition, August 1st, 2008: Dr. Joseph M. Pisano – MusTech.Net
1st edition, July 1st, 2008: Joel Wagner – So You Want To Teach?
Take the time to submit one of your posts today for the November issue. All the information about this carnival, including how to submit an entry, may be found at the URL listed above. There are more “fine tunings” coming soon. So keep yourself posted!
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.