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Amazing YouTube Music Video Series #11 -Eric Whitacre, Lux Aurumque
Original YouTube Title:
Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir – ‘Lux Aurumque’
Original Date Posted on YouTube:
March 21, 2010
Original Poster’s Comments:
“Representing 12 Countries: Austria, Argentina, Canada, Germany,Ireland, New Zealand, The Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America”
Number of YouTube Views of this Video at the Time of its Posting on MusTech.Net:
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This is perhaps one of the most well put together collaborations that I’ve ever seen regarding music, technology, and composition. Eric Whitacre writes an incredibly beautiful piece of music titled, “Lux Aurumque” –loosely translated Light and Gold.
The technology behind the video is amazing and looks stunning. 185 students were used to put this piece of music production together. You will be blown away by this amazing synchronization of music, video, and technology. Kudos to all involved!
Read Mashable’s write up of this project:
Eric Whitacre’s Website (and it’s WordPress!):
YouTube Video Embed:
Hat-Tip: Ken Pendergrass
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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.
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