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I am pleased to announce that the Grove City College Music Department will be hosting a free workshop about the SoundBeam music device. The device is as an incredible piece of music technology for use with music therapy efforts.
The event will be held on Monday, November 15th and there are four sessions (Walk-ins are welcome):
- 8:00 to 9:45 ~Session Title: Introduction to the Soundbeam System
This session will provide an understanding of what the Soundbeam is and what it can do.
- 10:00 to 11:45 ~Session Title: Working with the Soundbeam System
This Session will review in detail how to actually use the central Soundbeam unit – calling up sounds, setting beam distances, recording your own samples, etc.
- 1:00 to 2:45 ~Session Title: Practial Applications of the Soundbeam System
- 3:00 to 4:45 ~Sesion Title: Practical Applicatoins of the Soundbeam System -Part II
The event will be held on campus at the Pew Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on the Grove City College Campus. You may come to any and/or all of the sessions.
Find out more for the event and officially register (again, walk-ins are welcome):
Read about the SoundBeam Device:
Check out some of the SoundBeam Videos:
Read the official Press Release:
GROVE CITY COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND FINE ARTS TO HOST FREE WORKSHOP ABOUT USING TECHNOLOGY IN MUSIC THERAPY TO BENEFIT SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS AND ADULTS
— Event is open to the public, with a focus on faculty, parents, neighboring school districts and local professional music therapists —
Grove City, PA, November 15, 2010
SoundTree will be sharing how music technology can be incorporated into music therapy (often thought of as a separate music discipline). As one such example, they will focus on using the Soundbeam system as a therapy device –both in how it works as well as practical applications of the system.
The Soundbeam system can benefit children or adults with a range of conditions and syndromes: Autism, ADHD, dementia, Down’s Syndrome, Rett’s Syndrome, depression,
— Grove City College will host a free community symposium on using technology in music therapy to benefit special needs students and adults. The event is being presented in conjunction with SoundTree, a leading provider of turnkey learning systems for music education, and SoundBeam UK, who market a revolutionary device used in music therapy to benefit a wide range of disorders. Alzheimer’s Disease and challenging behaviors. In addition to its use in Music Therapy, Soundbeam can provide a budget-friendly solution for schools systems, with its additional applications for General Music Classroom, Dance and Music Performances, or Science Centers and Museums.
A local symposium and workshop will take place on November 15
Soundbeam is a device that uses ultrasonic sensors to detect – at distance of up to 20’ and without physical contact – the direction, speed and distance of body movement, translating this into electronic music via connection to an electronic keyboard, sampler or sound module. Invented by composed Edward Williams to give dancers a new relationship with music, Soundbeam now narrows for everyone the gap between what can be imagined and what can be physically achieved. Complete product information and music therapy info may be found at http://www.soundbeam.co.uk/special-needs-music-therapy/index.html
Over 1500 schools and other institutions in 25 countries are working with this thrilling way of creating and exploring sound, of composing and performing, which is now recognized as a powerful, radical and accessible educational and creative medium.
SoundTree is a leading provider of turnkey learning systems for music education, including electronic musical instruments, audio components, computer hardware & software and accompanying furniture. The company provides school systems with advice, planning, complete installation services, staff training and after-purchase support.
I 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.