Monday Morning Music Mix ~ January 3rd, 2011

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Monday’s Music Quote: Truly to sing, that is a different breath! ~  Rainer Maria Rilke

MusTech.Net provides you with the most interesting news to follow and wake-up with on Monday Mornings.  So, sit back, grab your favorite coffee or morning beverage and “TAKE FIVE”…

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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…

Standby, The Morning Music News Follows Directly:

Another Year – Revolution/Evolution – Join Our Online Music Education Communities: – A lengthy post from “yours truly” about music, education, technology, advocacy and my thoughts for all of it as it relates to MusTech.Net and Me.

I Teach to the Rock Stars: – “I am concerned about the overemphasis of team, community, and the theory that “everyone does the same thing in class or project.”  On the surface is sounds great, we all work together, learn together, and be a part of a “one” society, much like a symphony or musical group. That is a very 20th century model for the factory workers. In the 20th century you were taught to follow the rules, follow the appointed leader, and do everything together. Be a good trained monkey, that will take you far.  That world has changed…”

A Conversation with Steven Schick: – [VIDEO] “I very much enjoyed this ten-minute interview with percussionist and UCSD faculty member Steven Schick. His thoughts about the ways in which music and musicians are relevant certainly has implications for music educators. Consider starting your new year with some thought-provoking ideas.”

iPad Music Composition Contest: – Get your students involved today!

US Schools and Organizations Unite in Song For Monday Music: – “CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — On May 2, 2011, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) will again partner with the Canadian-based Coalition of Music Education in its seventh annual Music Monday. The North America-wide event celebrates the many proven benefits of making music for people of all ages and in the U.S. serves as the kick-off to NAMM’s fifth annual National Wanna Play Music Week.”

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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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