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I’m feverishly trying to get all of the things that I need to do together for the 2011 Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference – there is a lot left to do! I will be attending the clinic the entire time and I’m hoping to run into many of you that are attending this year. It will be very easy to find me this year because I’ll be at the C.L. Barnhouse Co. Booth for much of the time during the exhibit hours (booth #700).
I am very excited to be a part of the A.P.S. Development LLC team. We will be demonstrating the A.P.S. MusicMaster Pro iPad application at the booth. In addition, we recently submitted to the Apple Store its sister product: A.P.S. MusicMaster for the iPhone -which you will be able to see there as well. We are hopeful that the product will be available for purchase by the time of the conference. If not, you’ll still be able to see it action at the conference itself!
The following list includes a number of very useful links about the A.P.S. MusicMaster Series of products. Please check them out if you are interested in learning about the series prior to the conference:
- *A.P.S. Development LLC Midwest 2011 Landing Page
(lots of conf. information – shortcut: http://apsdevs.com/go/midwest11)
- About A.P.S. Development LLC
- A.P.S. MusicMaster Pro for the iPad
- A.P.S. MusicMaster for the iPhone
- A.P.S. MusicMaster and Education/Bulk Pricing
- Follow A.P.S. on Twitter
- Follow A.P.S. on Facebook
That’s it for now! I’m sure I will come back re-charged, have a dozen new things to talk about, get myself involved in too many projects, and be very excited to share everything with you all!
Hope to see you there!
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.