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The MusicPLN.org (MPLN) site has a number of great and useful features associated with it. The Music Education MPLN Diigo group is one of them. Any music educator or member of the MPLN may join the the MPLN Diigo Group. Using Diigo is easy and it integrates with all of the major browsers. Anything that is tagged into our group will appear in the MPLN and is listed in our sidebar for all to the members to see and group members may comment on the Diigo links within Diigo itself.
Right now there are 49 members of our Diigo Group and I hope to double that number this year and increase the contents in it by 10-fold. It’s not hard to use and you can create other groups with your account for your own personal website bookmarks or for other groups. I will be listing the most current 10 posts each week from the group on MusTech.net this semester in an effort to expose more people to the group and the usefulness of a community working toward populating it.
Useful Diigo Links:
Recent additions to the MusicPLN.org Diigo Music Education Website Link Group:
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.