I was alerted to a number of broken links on my site via a really cool WordPress plugin called broken link checker, and I saw that a number of my SoundTree links were coming up broken. So I went to their site and low-and-behold, a new look and some internal site moving (complete with changed URLs)! I didn’t have time to go through the site thoroughly but it looks great!
In particular, I like the fading graphics on the front page and the very simple, but effective navigation structure that is currently implemented. Their Music Education zone has changed and quite possibly expanded, either way it is way more easy to naviagate and full of useful information.
Here are a couple of quick links to SoundTree resources that you may find very useful:
Music Education Lesson Plans:
Music Technology/Ed. Articles:
James Frankel has done a great job with SoundTree and has moved them forward in all the right directions since his taking over the reins there. If you are looking for a complete MIDI/Music Education/Music Lab solution for your school, you should make SoundTree your first stop.
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.