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I’m very excited to post about some of the great things my good friend Dr. Scott Watson has been “working on” of late. If you know Scott, you know that he is an extremely talented musician and composer and also quite a remarkable music educator. He recently finished a fantastic book titled, Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity. In addition, Scott also has one of the longest running music education podcasts that often focuses on music creativity called, What Music Means to Me. It’s fantastic.
In conjunction with the launch of his latest book (published by Oxford University Press -buy it directly here), Scott will be participating in a LIVE webcast about his book on Tuesday, August 16th and I encourage all of the MusTech.Net readers to attend it if possible. BandDirector.com will be hosting this “must-see” event!
Here is the official PRESS RELEASE:
August 8, 2011 – LIVE Webcast Discussion Tuesday August 16th 11:00 am Eastern.
Please join Author, Band Director & Composer Scott Watson with guest Band Director & Composer Chris Bernotas <http://www.chrisbernotas.com/Chris_M._Bernotas/Home.html> for a roundtable discussion on Scott Watson’s new book Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity. For more information please visit www.banddirector.com <http://www.banddirector.com/> .
To view the live webcast log on to the Banddirector.com home page and follow the LIVE link or click this link Banddirector.com LIVE! <http://www.banddirector.com/article/pg-live-broadcast/live-webcast-test?productguide=535>
Banddirectorcom Facebook Event Page
Visitors may submit questions to the panel but posting via the Banddirectorcom Facebook “Event” page: <http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=192248687506634>
Oxford University Press
Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity. NEW BOOK – Published by Oxford University Press – READ <http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Music/SheetMusic/MusicinEducation/?view=usa&ci=9780199742769>
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.