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Today’s Monday Morning Music Mix (grab your favorite heated beverage and “take five”):
Monday’s Music Quote, Leonard Bernstein: “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”
The Morning Music News Follows Directly, Standby:
Barry Manilow Uses Hollywood Bowl Gig to Benefit Music Education: “Like many musicians, Manilow knows the value of music education from his own experiences. “It taught me about interacting with other people [and] my grades went up,” he says. This soiree will raise money specifically for L.A. schools, but Manilow hopes to take it to other places as well. “”
Wynton Marsalis to get France’s Legion of Honor: “The award will be presented to the 48-year-old jazz musician in a ceremony at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York City on Nov. 6. A performance by the Wynton Marsalis Quintet will follow.”
The Mid-West Clinic, An Amazing Schedule of Events: I’ve been going to mid-west for almost two decades now and I can tell you that it is the Super Bowl of all Instrumental Music Education related events. This year it spans from December 15th to the 19th. If you’ve never been out to this event, consider going this year!
Venezuela’s winning system for saving children through music: “”When families discovered that music was helping keep kids off the streets and off drugs, they became our most important allies,” El Sistema’s founder, José Antonio Abreu, said in an interview on radio station WGBH following El Sistema’s flagship Simón Bolivár Youth Orchestra’s debut in Boston two years ago. Teens who attend El Sistema are less likely to quit high school; their drop-out rate is 6.9 per cent compared to 26.4 per cent of their non-participating peers, according to one study.”
A New and Great Podcast from Darren Morton and Dr. Pisano: “Another stunning and entertaining episode from MusTech.Net that find Darren and Joe somehow talking about Darren pandering for money by playing his guitar outside the broadcast studio! Somewhere in the middle Darren ends up comparing Apples to PCs and suggests that “little black helicopters” are involved in a Google/Bing Conspiracy! Throughout the mix is a whole bunch of great information that makes this episode one of the best! This episode focuses on Google Wave, characteristics of teachers that might indicate that they should be looking for another career, and microphone techniques used on-air for broadcasting live ensembles”
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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many 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 at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018. As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.
He 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, 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.
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