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Well, I’m excited to say that we are NO LONGER accepting anymore BETA INVITE REQUESTS for the MUSICPLN.org BETA stage of the site. Truthfully, responses came in so fast we met our limit a few days ago… I just haven’t been able to get a post up with all the work I’ve been doing at the http://musicpln.org site! I am excited to report that our ALPHA-state workings with the Launch Team members are going very well. I believe we are on track for our new BETA start-up date of Friday, June 25th.
The BETA launch date has been moved back from the 23rd to the 25th. In addition, the GO LIVE date has been moved back, slighlty, from July 5th to Friday, July 9th. Both of these moves were made so that the launch dates of each would be set on a Friday, rather than during the week days.
If you’ve requested a BETA invite you won’t have to wait long to find out if you were selected. Unfortunately, we could not take all of those that requested an invite. An email will go out to you with more information if you were selected for a BETA invite in the next 2-3 days. Once all of the BETA selection notifications are sent out, I’ll post an update on MusTech.Net so that everyone knows.
The site is coming along and we are getting very excited about bringing in more folks to the BETA launch to help us “hammer out” the site even more. Here is a list of the related MUSICPLN.org posts form MusTech.Net and mention from Dr. Jim Frankel:
- MusicPLN.Org Goes ALPHA -The Music Education Professional Learning Network
- Introducing The Music PLN Launch Team!
- Web 2.o is worldwide… Are you?
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.