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I’m officially announcing the #freemusicedpix Instagram & Twitter Initiative with this post and hope that many of you will join me in capturing interesting images that others may use, freely, for whatever purpose(s) that they may have a need.
What is it?
A collection of “free-to-use” images focused around the subject of “music education” that could be/are useful for inclusion in concert programs, handouts, blog posts, posting on websites, etc.
How do I participate?
Can I use this hashtag to share these types of images with other “hashtag enabled” social media services?
How do I find the images that are part of the #freemusicedpix initiative?
- Search Twitter for the #freemusicedpix hashtag:
- Search Instagram on your device for the #freemusicedpix hashtag
- View the GramFeed of the Instagram images tagged with #freemusicedpix:
- View my new #freemusicedpix Pinterest Board :
- Subscribe to the Instagram #freemusicedpix RSS Feed here:
No one. It’s a social-media group initiative; if it’s adopted by a number of people, there is the potential to have hundreds, and thousands of images freely available in a relatively short time. We also can’t claim exclusive use of the hashtag or stop it from being used for other purposes either… it’s inherent to the nature of all social media hashtags.
Example photos using the #freemusicedpix hashtag:
How can I embed that way-cool widget above this line?
Visit http://snapwidget.com and get your own iframe code for your website or blog.
What about the quality of these images (resolution)?
Instagram limits the overall quality of images taken; however, they still should be good enough for many applications. There are also many ways to make your own pictures available to other at highere resolutions as well. Get creative.
I have some ideas and questions about this initiative.
Please let us know in the comment box below and/or join our ongoing discussions on Facebook at the Music Teachers Group!
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.