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Monday’s Music Quote: “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” ~ Ella Fitzgerald
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”…
Hot Topics This Week:
- The next Music Education Blog Carnival to be held at MusicEdMajor.net on MusTech.net! Submit your posts!
- NAfME & Glee connect go help struggling music programs to the tune of $50,000 each!
- Find great Music Education News all of the time at MusicEdNews.com
- Music Education Weekly Twitter Chat – Monday @ 8PM EST on Twitter
- 100 Music Majors Tweeting – Tell all of your under-grad friends about it!
- A.P.S. MusicMaster Pro receiving major update (get it now while it’s still at this price during this un-announced price break @ $9.99!!!)
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 from MusTech.Net …
Standby, The Morning Music News Follows Directly:
Striving For Excellence Or Grasping at Straws? The Small Competitive Marching Band Program – “As a marching band director, I spent the first eight years of my career trying to transform small, unsupported band programs into something worth doing. Simply performing at Friday football games did not give my students a pattern of skill development I wanted them to experience, nor an event where their efforts were respected. Unfortunately, there were little other options except competition. Being young and idealistic, I figured we could go into Group I (35 members or less) competition, build for a few years, and grow the band program to around 50 members. I was wrong. There were obstacles I didn’t anticipate..”
Teeth – 5 Things Every (Music) Teacher Should Know – “TEETH T=Take Charge Your students are looking for guidance, they want direction; don’t allow them to dictate the course of action, that’s your job! Do not fall into the trap of teaching the way YOU were taught. As well as you did with whatever method your teacher used, it is probably boring and outdated by now… ”
Make it EASY, then Practice HARD – “What should practice accomplish between lessons? Progress. What is progress? Improvement, betterment, advancement. To simplify, progress is when what was perceived as HARD becomes EASY…”
Groovin’ On Granola? Check out This P.R. Release – “NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Groovin’ On Granola and the Music Empowers Foundation announced today a co-venture to raise funds in support of music education for kids…”
Idol dreams Sound Discord with Music Education – “So, there it was again on TV: another young pop-idol wannabe, about to appear as a contestant on one of the newest talent shows. And she could barely contain her excitement at the possibility that she could achieve her wildest dream by becoming America’s next musical sensation. And the really good news, she said? “You don’t even have to be able to read music!…”
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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.