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>
Thanks for helping spread the word about the book, and the podcast, Joe – much appreciated! The book was inspired by lots of great things that have been happening in music education, music technology, and educational philosophy/methodology, and which I’ve adopted in my teaching approach over the years. As folks read the book I’d love to hear their thoughts and experiences using technology in creativity-based music learning.