Monday Morning Music Mix – December 27th, 2010

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Monday’s Music Quote: Heinrich Heine  ~ When words leave off, music begins.  ~Heinrich Heine

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Reading the Monday Morning Music Mix is a great way to start your work week and only takes about five minutes! So… sit back, grab your favorite coffee or morning beverage and “TAKE FIVE” with the Monday Morning Music Mix…

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Reforms and redundancies kill of music in state schools (UK): – “The future of music in state schools is in peril, with councils across the country laying off music teachers ahead of swingeing cuts to budgets…”

Music has value for students (Op-ed): – “Unfortunately, too often the value of music education programs in our schools is no longer apparent to those outside the programs. When school resources become more limited (as they have in District 728 in recent years), difficult choices regarding the use of those resources must be made. At such times, supporters of music education may find themselves faced with the question, “Why music?”…”

Glee cast makes musical instruments for disadvantaged schools: – “American Express provided 10 lucky winners and their guests a trip to Los Angeles for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a special charity event alongside members of the GLEE cast. The event benefited Education Through Music, a non-profit organization that promotes the integration of music into the curricula of disadvantaged schools in order to enhance students’ academic performance and general development.”

“Chorus effect” in schools compels: – “This season is filled with choral singing, when holiday concerts in schools, concert halls, places of worship, shopping malls are all in full swing — not to mention all the caroling and sing-alongs. This holiday season everybody’s also talking about the singing in the popular television show “Glee.” I am one among the millions of people who tune in Tuesday nights.  But it’s not just “Glee” that is making choirs cool these days. The a cappella singing competition “The Sing-Off” on NBC is shining a light on the popularity of contemporary a cappella singing…”

Student Singers Bring Holiday Cheers to Seniors: – “Linda Roach, activities director at the assisted living center, agreed. “These kids are fabulous —talented and with such great hearts,” she said of EFAC, a performance group made up of 17 middle, high school and college students.  “My senior residents really enjoyed the show.”

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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many 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 at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018.  As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.

He 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, 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

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