Dr. Jim Frankel and myself will be presenting a Webinar highlighting the MusicPLN.org and the power of niche Social Websites like it. The Webinar will be take place online via Soundtree on Thursday the 2nd at 7PM EDT. The Webinar is free, but you have to sign up for it. Please don’t delay in signing up for it as accurate counts need to be made. The direct link to sign up for the Seminar is here: http://soundtree.com/webinar_signup.
The Webinar will be more like a “radio show” than a straight forward lecture as Dr. Frankel and I will be co-discussing the project and related information. This webinar is a GREAT opportunity for those of you already members of the MPLN to get your colleagues involved with this cutting-edge technology and introduce them to our Music PLN.
In addition to discussion about the MPLN, topics will include a number of other Music-Related PLN related projects and ideas being used on the Internet today. A downloadable PDF of related information will be available for download during the project as well.
I hope that many of you will take the time to encourage yourselves and others to sign-up for not only this seminar, but some of the others that SoundTree offers as well (find a list of upcoming Webinars in the sidebar here). Please e-mail, Tweet, and Buzz this Webinar information to all of your friends and colleagues! Hope to see you there.
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.