Leading Notes Online Music Education Magazine: New Issue

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I’m excited to report that Leading Notes, an online music education magazine, has just published its latest issue.  The July 2012 edition is full of great articles related to the theme, “Educating the New Educator”and is related to their previous issue which “took a look at Educating the New Musician”.  The current issue is divided into six sub-sections:

  1. The Power of Reflection and Assessment
  2. Growth Through Data Fact-Finding
  3. Learning Across Subjects
  4. The Cooperating Teacher and Student Teacher
  5. Conferences: Development on the Road
  6. Learning Online

Justine Dolorfino, one of the editors for the magazine, asked me to write a brief history of my journey regarding online music education and social media for this issue.  You may find this article directly at this URL: “The Facebook Music PLN: Connecting Music Educators Through Social Media“.  I’ve only just begun to read all of the great articles in this edition and, as always, they are proving to be very insightful and interesting.  By all means, please take the time to browse this amazing, free, resource for “us”.

Find out more about the magazine and the people behind it: About/Information Link



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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many 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 at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018.  As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.

He 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, 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.

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