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So, what’s new PMEA 2013? -plenty as always. Going to a conference is always a great way to recharge your “excitement battery” -this is true for any conference. Over the years, I’ve built up a number of relationships with conference folks both locally and nationally. The conferences are now almost like a “homecoming” to me -a chance to “break bread” and fellowship with friends and learn about new, exciting, things.
This year I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Midwest Clinic, Texas Music Educators’s Association & TI:ME conference, the American Bandmasters Association conference, the PMEA conference, and I will be at the Music for All Summer Symposium. It’s amazing to see all the wonderful musicians, educators, and technicians giving of their time at these events -some teaching, some purveying (you might have to look that one up…), many performing, and everyone learning. I love that social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) now provide easy ways to see what is happening at other conferences as well. The tweets and facebook posts coming out of the New Jersey Conference were both enlightening and timely –proof of concept.
In order to help facilitate those going to the PMEA conference that also follow myself and MusTech.Net, I’ve put together a number of related resources on this page and have listed them below:
- PMEA Conference Website Landing Page (If you haven’t visited the website in a while, it’s fresh and finally based off of good software –> kudos!)
- PDF – The Conference Sessions and Performances
- PMEA Mobile App: http://eventmobi.com/PMEA2013
iPhone users – simply “add to homescreen” to have quick access to this!
- Twitter: #pmea2013 (official) #pmea13 (unofficial) –I’m hoping to correlate all of these tweets and post at the end of the conference…
- Facebook Page
I hope that we get a chance to run into each other over the next few days -I’ll tell you all about why the Grove City College Music Department is amazing and I’ll likely ask you if you know about TI:ME (it’s amazing too!). Then, I’ll likely ask you if you are using the A.P.S. MusicMaster iOS products (again, amazing!) …and, if you’re lucky, I’ll let you get a few “words in edgewise” too! :) Seriously though, please do stop by the Grove City booth and say hello!
My very best,
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.