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I’m writing this between our Jazz Ensemble Performance this morning, brass music dept. auditions, and an away football game tonight! This semester has surely been a busy one for me and I wanted to share some opportunities for me to meet up with some of the readership of MusTech.Net over the next few months:
Disney World in October
If you live near Orlando FL, I will be taking the Grove City College Jazz Ensemble and Marching Band down there next week for a couple of Disney World performances – please come join us if you are near Orlando and be sure to let me know you are coming (twitter.com/pisanojm, Google+, or contact me here!):
Friday, October 21st: Downtown Disney at the Waterfront Stage at 4:00 p.m. (free access) – G.C.C. Jazz Ensemble
Saturday, October 22nd: Magic Kingdom Parade at 2:30 p.m. through the park (park admission required)
Beaver County High School Honors Band Conductor in November
Thursday, November 3rd: Beaver County Honors band held at Ambridge Area High School in Ambridge, PA at 7:00 p.m. – If you live in or near Beaver County PA, please join us for this concert!
PA District II Music Professional Development Day in November
Saturday, November 19th: Pennsylvania District III Music Professional Development Day in November held at Allegheny Clarion High School. If you are a PA District III teacher please plan on attending!
Keynote title: Music Education and 21st Century Skills –Music is the key to producing students ready for a productive life in the 21st century
Second session title: iPads, computer tablets, and software available today for use inside the music classroom.
Jazz at Grove City in December
December 9th: The amazing and award winning Grove City College Jazz Ensembles will be in concert at the Pew Fine Arts Center at 8:00 p.m. Free Parking, Free Admission, and one INCREDIBLE JAZZ EXPERIENCE!
This is our annual Winter Concert featuring the Stage Band, Jazz Ensemble, and G.C. Singers. It will feature both incredible jazz standards and pop tunes as well as a host of Holiday music! …I’ll be the guy conducting in Red and Green. :)
The Midwest Clinic in December
December 14-17th: The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic – You will likely find me at the C.L. Barnhouse booth demonstrating our new and FANTASTIC music application for the iPad/iPhone: A.P.S. MusicMaster Pro.
By the way, A.P.S. MusicMaster Pro is on sale right now for a limited time prior to the launch of our upcoming update (likely within a week of this posting) for $9.99 (original $14.99). Find the latest update announcement here. The upcoming update will address and add a number of features from our user-base and will be sure to please everyone!
Jazz Education Network and TI:ME Conference in January (2012)
January 4-7th: JEN and TI:ME in Louisville, KY – I will be presenting a couple of sessions at the conference and attending a number of TI:ME meetings. If you haven’t checked out (or joined) JEN or TI:ME yet, I strongly encourage you to spend the time looking over them and to consider membership -they are both amazing music organizations.
I hope to catch up with a number of you at these events -friends, acquaintances, Web 2.0 buddies, and to meet new folks as well. I will post materials related to my clinics right here at MusTech.Net. Keep an eye out for them.
Wishing you all a great second half of your first half of the 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.