Monday, January 16, 2012
Mark your calendar! The SoundTree Institute will be holding another free METOS event for its members on Monday, January 16, 2012 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm EST. METOS, which stands for the Music Education & Technology Online Summit, is a completely online conference opportunity that has been very successful in the past. New this year is a special edition of METOS – focusing on fostering creativity in the music classroom. Our Keynote Speaker will be Scott Watson, author of Using Technology To Unlock Musical Creativity – a fantastic resource for any music educator looking to get technology into their classrooms to facilitate creative opportunities for their students.
In addition to Mr. Watson, METOS will spotlight the best practices of four exemplary music educators: Amy Burns from Far Hills Country Day School, Barbara Freedman from Greenwich High School, Richard McCready from River Hill High School and Nick Jaworski from the University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana.
The schedule of events for METOS: Spotlight on Creativity are as follows:
- 1:00 – 2:00 – Keynote Presentation – Using Technology To Unlock Musical Creativity by Scott Watson
- 2:00 – 2:25 – Best Practice: Barbara Freedman
- 2:30 – 2:55 – Best Practice: Nick Jaworski
- 3:00 – 3:25 – Best Practice: Richard McCready
- 3:30 – 3:55 – Best Practice: Amy Burns
- 3:55 – 4:00 – Closing Comments – Jim Frankel, SoundTree Managing Director
To attend METOS: Spotlight on Creativity you must first be a member of the SoundTree Institute. Enrolling is easy, and an annual membership gets you so much more than just this fabulous event. Once you are a member, simply Enroll on theUpcoming Courses page of the Institute. For more information, click here.
We are excited to bring you this event, and hope to see you there. As always, if you have any questions about this or any other aspect of the SoundTree Institute, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, check out my article about the SoundTree Institute here:
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.