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Just a quick note to let you know that I’ve been making some changes to the MusicPLN.org lately and it’s been consuming much of my “extra” time (if I had any). I am hoping to get the site where it needs to be in the next couple of weeks and put it on “cruise control” for a few months! I tweeted yesterday that “I can’t to use the site for what it is, rather than always working on what it will be.” There is something profound in that statement in many ways…
Because of the time being spent on MusicPLN.org, some of my other “regular” online activities have been in a state “suspension” and I am sorry for this. They are all not abandoned, just delayed. With the start of the new year, I am hoping to have all of my digital obligations back in “tune” and go back to a “normal”, yet enhanced, online-side of “life”. I am also working on an a mobile application, I can’t reveal what it is yet (I really wish I could), but hopefully it will be a real time save for musicians everywhere (It’s also taking a great deal of this so-called “free time” of mine…). It is in development and should be available by the 2nd quarter of next year. Just noting that, lest any of you surmise that grass is growing under my feet for any reason! :)
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For all of you celebrating the coming Holidays, I wish you the best!
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.