Monday Morning Music Mix ~ May 9th, 2011

Last Updated on

Monday’s Music Quote: Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music  ~Ronald Regan

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”…

Causes for Music Education – Important Announcement:

We NEED your help to HELP make an Amazing Ensemble Administration Software Program FREE to all -everywhere.  Please take a couple of minutes and check out the Innovate Music Education Campaign.  If you are able to give EVEN $5 or $10 can make a BIG difference in the campaign.

Here is the Campaign Link or click the image below:

Hot Topics This Week:

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…

NOTE: The Monday Morning Mix will be SLOWINGGGG-Down for the summer months.   There will only be a few Monday Morning Mix Posts between now and August (Band Camp!).     It will be back on schedule in late August!

Standby, The Morning Music News Follows Directly:

Musicians’ Brains’ highly developed – “New research shows that musicians’ brains are highly developed in a way that makes the musicians alert, interested in learning, disposed to see the whole picture, calm, and playful. The same traits have previously been found among world-class athletes, top-level managers, and individuals who practice transcendental meditation…”

Tom Rudolph And The New Sibelius Music Notation Bible- 2nd Edition – “His latest book edition about Sibelius is a must-have for anyone using Sibelius personally or teaching with it in the classrooms.   Tom’s new book, Sibelius: A comprehensive guide -2nd Edition, covers just about everything new in Sibelius 5 and 6 and was go-authored with Vince Leonard (Composer and Copyist).    This book is a must have at the street price of $29.95.   In addition, the book has a great companion Website with excellent information and usable files (including the completed work-files for each chapter!)…”

Childhood Music Lesson Keep Brain In Tune – “The Tiger Mothers were right all along: Music lessons as a kid may make you a sharper grown-up.  A new study finds that older adults with musical experience perform better on some cognitive tests than those who had never studied music. With only 70 participants, the study was small, but the results match those from other studies of challenging tasks, including findings that learning a second language protects against dementia…”

Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance Written as a 3-Voice Fugue – “Observe the compositional awesomeness of Giovanni Dettori, who has written a fugue with the melody from Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance as the subject…”

Mozart Websites Online – A great list of Websites that reflect the music and ideas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

DON’T FORGET the Music Education Chat on Twitter:


Hey, we’re LOOKING for pictures of coffee (or tea) to use with the Monday Morning Mix… Send them to me via the contact form above or Tweet Me at @pisanojm

Don’t Forget to Submit your article for the Music Education Blog Carnival!:
Submit Now for consideration of one of your Blog posts for inclusion into the next Music Education Blog Carnival.

Join us either as a READER or SUBMITTER!

***Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons


Do you have an article or idea for the Next Monday Morning Music Mix? Contact us via the contact page. As always, feel free to leave any comments you might have in the comment section below.

*Hat-tips are given at times to show who or where I learned about an article listed in the Monday Morning Music Mix… Have a great week!


Find the best Music Education “Pedagogues” to follow on Twitter here: ~ follow me directly @

Continue this conversation at the Music Educators Professional Learning Network (#MPLN):

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Related Post from MusTech.Net

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

#biography #bio #josephmpisano #josephpisano #musiced #musiceducation #industryleader