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Today’s Monday Morning Music Mix (grab your favorite heated beverage and “take five”):
Monday’s Music Quote, Charlie Parker: “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”
The Morning Music News Follows Directly, Standby:
No Child Left Behind: Determining the impact of policy on music education in Ohio: Dr. Rick Dammers summarizes a research article by Kevin Gerrity that looks into the impact of music education policy in the schools.
Music May Improve Feeding, Reduce Pain in Premature Babies: “As long as there have been babies, adults have crooned lullabies to soothe them. But research suggests music might also help premature infants learn to suckle better and reduce their pain.” *Hat-Tip: Heather Caserta
The Significance of Music Education?: A NEW book by Bennett Reimer that explores significant issues in the past, present, and future for Music Education. Essays in the book include: “What Music Cannot Do”, “Should There be a Universal Philosophy of Music Education”, “Is Musical Performance Worth Saving?”, and more. *Hat-Tip: Alex Ruthmann
More music lessons -to improve memory, intelligence and behavior: An article in the UK Guardian that discusses the National Year of Music that was recently launched…”Learning a musical instrument at school improves children’s behaviour, memory and intelligence, a government-commissioned study has found, as ministers launch the first National Year of Music.”
Drumming up support for music lessons: An interesting op-ed article that looks into the state of Music Education in Australia…. “In yesterday’s Herald, Gill wrote that it was a disgrace and an embarrassment that large numbers of school-age children do not receive any music education, and called for a change in educating music teachers.”
*Hat-tips are given at times to show who or where I learned about a article listed in the Monday Morning Music Mix… Have a great week!
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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.