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It’s official -the MusicPLN.org site launches today! It has been a long road getting ready and I am very excited that this day has arrived. If you’ve missed the tremendous excitement and anticipation about this site and consider yourself a”connected music educator”, then you must have been on an extended sabbatical or something!
I would like to take the time thank each and every member of the MPLN launch team for their support, ideas, and testing of the site these past months. Your help and expertise has been greatly appreciated! (You can see detailed information about them here)
- Dr. James Frankel
- Amy Burns
- Doug Butchy
- Justine Dolorfino
- Barbara Freedman
- Andrew Garcia
- Jason Heath
- Marcia Neel
- Katie Wardrobe
- Andy Zweibel
…and, I would like to thank all of the members of the BETA team for helping test the site out (and finding even more bugs!). You have all done “Yeoman’s work!”.
Please join us today for the Launch today… you might just find yourself at the very “start” of something “big!”
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.