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Ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to announce a Formal opening date for the Music Education Professional Learning Network. After a couple of delays, I believe we are, indeed, on track to publicly open a week from today at noon! I am very excited about the potential that this brings for the Music Education Community at large. It is my hope that this site will continue to usher in the deluge of new collaboration among Music Educators that started withthe advent of Web 2.0 and widely available broadband connectivity.
There have been a number of great posts about the Music Education PLN made by the Launch Team and Beta Members over the past couple of weeks. Please check these out (note ~they may show an earlier, July 16th, Launch Date –the official Launch Date is now July 19th):
Justine Dolorfino @ http://justine-dolorfino.com
The Music Professional Learning Network opens for BETA
Linday Morelli @ http://thetalkmusicforum.com
The Power and Purpose of an Ensemble
Andrew Ritenhour @ http://futuremusiceducators.net
MusicPLN.org – The New Community for Music Educators
Amy M. Burns @ http://amymburns.musiced.net
Finally! A Music Education Professional Learning Network (MPLN)!
MusTech.Net Posts about the Music PLN:
If you would like to get a preview of the Music Education Professional Learning Network, go to my YouTube Video Page and check the recent two videos about the MPLN that I’ve made:
I look forward to many of you joining our online initiative on this coming Monday!
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.