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I am excited to officially announce a new sponsor to the MusicPLN.org. If you are a member of the MusicPLN.org you can read the full post at the site: here is the direct link to the full post:
The following is an excerpt of the post:
We are pleased to announce the latest sponsor of the MusicPLN.org: Alfred Music Publishing Company. For years Alfred has been a leader in the Music and Music Education arena and we are excited to have them as a sponsor.
Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles with domestic offices in Miami and New York as well as offices around the world, including Australia, Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support, and WEA.
Alfred is the product Distributer/Partner of Dozens of Well-known Brands:
Alfred recently launched one of the most innovative and revolutionary methods for beginning musicians to-date -aptly titled: Sound Innovations. Available in two editions, the Standard and the Director’s Choice, they both offer a number of cutting-edge technology integrations:
- A DVD with expert musicians and teachers discussing relevant themes and method topics
- Recorded melodies and play-along accompaniments
- All printed music is available via SMARTMUSIC and the first 100 lines of music are offered FREE
The Director’s Choice edition also includes ways to customize the method book for your own situation and classroom:
- Staring pitches
- Starting rhythms
- Arco/pizzicato technique
- Tunes of song genres
Again, MPLN Members can read the full post here:
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.