Prof. V. Keith Mason from Belmont University and I have officially agreed to team-up and do this year’s podcasts at MusicTechForMe.Com. I am very excited for the opportunity to work with him and for our new podcast format. Keith is a fantastic musician, composer, teacher, and technologist and well, … I’m not too “shabby” either! :)
We literally just finished the recording of the first podcast 15 minutes before I posted this and it will be “up” shortly… This podcast series will be “simulposted” (is that a word? … is now!) at MusicTechForMe.Com and MusTech.Net. The format is being altered significantly to include a number of changes:
- Shorter in Length -30 minutes MAX!
- The Podcast will be a “live” recording… i.e. almost no cut-edits “fly by the seat of your pants, live radio stuff!”
- Even more lively and more fun!
- We are aiming to have an outside guest every episode or at the least every-other!
- Emphasis on the inclusion of topics that are “cutting-edge” and practitioner relevant
- … and a whole bunch more coming surprises!
Keith will be posting more information about the upcoming website at his Website… expect the flagship/launch episode to be posted in the next 2-3 days… and, as always, this Podcast will remain FREE! Get Ready, Here WE come!
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.