The Grove City College Music Department Presents the 5th Annual Winter Jazz Concert Directed By Dr. Joseph M. Pisano on December 5th, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. This concert features two full Big Bands with a variety of traditional jazz and Christmas favorites and will be held at the Pew Fine Arts Center of Grove City College.
The Grove City College Stage Ensemble is a Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller style band that plays Big Band and Show Tunes, complete with vocal quartets, duets, and soloists.
The Grove City College Jazz Ensemble is more of a Dizzy Gillespie style Big Band that plays tunes and jazz styles that are more latin, modern, and funkified within the Big Band configuration. Also, the group is more improvisational in nature. (Click the image to expand it):
For those you within local driving distance this is a MUST BE AT EVENT- You Don’t Want to Miss It!!!The concert will be approximately 80 to 90 minutes and the stage setup features a full compliment of theater lighting, Christmas lighting, and massive visual effects. In addition, the house mix will be performed by Darren J. Morton. This concert is a great way to “Bring in the Season”!
You can find directions to the concert here by using Google Maps. The Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you all there!
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.