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After about one month of fussing with the site, I can now state that the changeover of MusTech.Net is complete. I am very happy with how it turned out and thankful to Michael at michaelhutagalung.com for providing such an amazing set of code to work with as a theme! His efforts and talent is amazing. Over the summer, I may very well upgrade to one of his premium WordPress themes.
In addition, there are now drop down menus from the top that enable me to post many of my “lab” projects. On the old site space was very limited and precious. There is so much more space now to work with at MusTech.Net thanks to the redesign.
I was also able to make the PRINT and EMAIL functions work again with this theme. I know a number of you had indicated to me that they were not working on my old site -this is no longer the case with the new site.
I am going to go back through my hundreds of post and re-categorize a number of the posts. In my early days as a blogger, I had too many categories and I am now going to narrow these down. At the same time, I intend to remove some of the no longer functioning “tag inserts” that are numerous on my posts of 2006.
As always, I have attempted to minimize the amount of the encroachment of the ads on MusTech.Net. I am in the process of renegotiating a number of ads for the site, so if you are interested in advertising on my site (hundreds of unique hits and RSS retrievals a day!) please let me know. Because the site is so active, I have a number of costs associated with it. The simple “shared host” solution for MusTech.Net is not an option for us. Please consider visiting some of our sponsors.
In the end, I hope you will find this site useful and educational. Please drop me a line or comment at MusTech.Net if you are finding my site helpful or useful in any way.
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.