It’s always a great time of the year for me and MusTech.Net. As teachers get ready to start their year, I try to post more frequently and more of the things that teachers want and need in their information gathering endeavors. This year is NO different AND I’m going to attempt to add some new features!
Here is what we have in store:
The Monday Morning Music Mix (MMMM) – This has been a long time feature of MusTech.Net and it will continue to bring you the best posts and information to you for your Monday mornings! PLEASE send me pictures of your morning beverages (coffee, tea, etc.). I will post them and give you credit as I get them and use them (seriously, send me some picts!). Use the contact form on MusTech.Net or Tweet me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/pisanojm).
Wednesdays will now bring you updates about the latest and hottest conversations on the MusicPLN.org. Not a member yet? Sign up today – it’s FREE!
Friday will become Resource Friday and I will be providing the latest links posted to our Music Education Diigo group and others of interest.
The Music Education Blogger Campaign will begin anew and this time there will be no end-date. More information about this coming next month.
The Official Music Educator Twitter’s List will continue to be updated and I will be posting an Official Music Educator Google Plus List that consists of members of our Twitter Group and the MusicPLN.org. This one will be one to watch!
Guest Posts – I’ve decided that I will be accepting at least one student guest article and one outside guest article per month to post on MusTech.Net. This is new and exciting as I rarely accept guests article writers here on MusTech.Net, but I’m ready to give this a try and think it might be a great asset and opportunity for a number of folks! More information about this will be posted toward the end of October.
Finally, podcasts… oh…. podcasts. Last year I teamed up with Keith Mason at MusicTechForMe.com and we only did a few podcasts, but this year, I plan on something a little different, more exciting and more consistent… stay tuned!
I hope you are all excited for a great year; I know I am! Our Grove City Marching Wolverines Band looks great this year and I’m sure my/our Jazz Ensembles will be just as awesome! We will be performing at Walt Disney World in October – the students are pretty jazzed-up about the trip!
…and two, last, “shameless plugs” from me: If you aren’t a subscribing member of In-Tune Monthly, please check it out. I write for this magazine and it truly has incredible content that will relate to you and your program. Also, don’t forget to check out my new iPad application: A.P.S. MusicMaster Pro – it’s one program that you and your students need. You can find out more about it at the A.P.S. Development LLC website (want to really find out about it? check out the video or read the manual).
Again, best wishes for a great school year!
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.