Copyright For Ensemble Directors Clinic Materials And Two Great Concerts At CBDNA -Eastern Conference

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The Pennsylvania Band Master’s Association’s Intercollegiate Band Festival is being held in conjunction with the College Band Directors National Association’s Eastern Conference Division in West Chester, PA this weekend.  Dozens of college’s from throughout Western Pennsylvania are being represented by the “best of the best” of each of the Colleges and Universities in attendance.

On Friday, I gave a presentation to about 40 of the attendees of the Eastern CBDNA conference entitled Copyright for Ensemble Directors and Music Teachers.   The handout from this session may be found on here on MusTech.Net by clicking here: ECBDNA_Handout_2010

The two concert’s that I was able to attend today were very good.  The first concert was by the William’s College Opus Zero Band and the second by the West Chester University Wind Ensemble.  Tomorrow, I will be attending the 2010 PA Intercollegiate Band Concert and am looking forward to it.  This year it is conducted by Dr. Dennis Fisher of the University of North Texas. 

Below is the concert program information performed by each of the ensembles today:

Williams College’s Zero Band Program:
     Conducted by Steven Dennis Bodner

  1. Get UP/Get Down (2006) byJudd Greenstein
  2. Street (1994) by David Lang
  3. Rush (2010) a Premiere by David Kechley
  4. De Staat (1976) by Louis Andriessen

West Chester University’s Wind Ensemble Program:
     Conducted by Dr. Andrew Yozviak

  1. Commando March (1943) by Samuel Barber
  2. Tarantella by John Corigliano
  3. A Grainger Set by Percy Aldridge Grainger
        -Guest Conducted by Donald Hunsberger
        Duke of Marlborough Fanfare
        Irish Tune from County Derry
        Mock Morris
  4. Glass Ceiling (2010) a World Premiere by Robert Maggio
  5. Dionysiaques (1913) by Florent Schmitt
  6. Asphalt Cocktail (2009) by John Mackey


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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

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