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When I first started thinking about the concept of a Music Education Blog Carnival, I hoped that it would be something that we as “Experts in the field of Music Education” would embrace as an avenue to give back information about Music Education to the larger, “Global” community. With well over a hundred of interesting, free to the public, and useful music education-related posts -I have to think that “we” have had some modicum of success! One of the goals of the Music Education Blog Carnival was/is to get “both better and useful information about our field” into to the vast database of the Internet quickly so that those in the practice can find it and utilize it in a timely manner. I am very happy to state that a growing number of people are finding our carnival and also finding our posts through search engines like Google and Yahoo. It seems to be working!
I’ve recently updated the homepage of the Music Education Blog Carnival to reflect the current state of the carnival, the past -current -and future carnivals, and have finished my “first draft” of a Music Educational Blog Carnival Host’s Manual. It’s my hope that this host manual will encourage others to become hosts of this carnival and in the process, “get the word” out about their websites as well.
Please feel free to part of our Music Education Blog Carnival in any number of ways: as a contributor, as a reader, as a host, or as an advocate. The carnival has provided a great deal of articles that are immediately useful to anyone in the music education profession or practicing musicians. It is a worthwhile endeavor and worthy of sharing.
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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.