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Session Title: Amazing Web Presence: Be Found, Be Heard, Be Seen
Elements of an Effective Website:
- Content – you must have interesting content and something that is of value to your readership
- Appearance – it must be attractive and clean
- Functionality – it must be usable and serve the intended purpose
- Relevancy – is your content current and relevant
- SEO/Mobile – Is your content easily indexed by search engines and “mobile ready”? (test it at transmog.net)
Interesting “Idea” Websites ( a handful taken from a brainstorm section on our Music Teacher Facebook Group):
- River Hill Music Technology: http://www.rhhsmusictech.com/
- Canton, CT K-12 Music Program: http://www.cantonmusic.org/
- Frontenac Music Dept: http://raidermusic.weebly.com/
- Sioux City Middle School: http://scmusictech.pbworks.com/w/page/42367705/FrontPage
- Howland Tiger Band/High School: http://howlandpowpak.neomin.org/powpak/cgi-bin/homepage.pl?id=hhs.band
- Song Wheel: http://songwheel.wordpress.com/
- St. Catherines Collegiate Music Dept: http://www.collegiatemusic.com/
- Farmington Cardinal Band: http://band.farmcards.org/
- Mrs. Friedman Music Page: http://band.farmcards.org/
- Music at Bangert: http://bangertmusic.tripod.com/musicatbangert/
- Dennis Alexander: http://www.dennisalexander.com/
- Patuxent HS Band: http://www.patuxentband.com/index.html
- Mrs. Lyons Wiki: http://mgslyon.wikispaces.com/
- Kathleen Theisin’s Web page: http://www.kathleentheisen.com/Kathleen_Theisen/Welcome.html
- Drexler Middle and Intermediate School: http://dmisband.weebly.com/
- Travis J. Weller’s Website: http://travisjweller.com
- Music Tech at Central Elementary: https://sites.google.com/a/wpcschools.org/music-and-more/
- Amy M. Burns Website: http://www.amymburns.com/
- Barbara Freedman’s Website: http://musicedtech.com/
- Scott Watson’s Website: http://www.enter.net/~ascott/
- Dodgen Middle School Band: http://www.dodgenband.org/
- Melody Payne’s Website: http://melodypayne.com/
- Mary S. Shoemaker School: http://woodstown.org/page/589
- Patrick Burns/Bandworks: http://www.bandworkspublications.com/
- Thomas West’s Blog: http://www.thomasjwestmusic.com/apps/blog/
BTW, this site, http://mustech.net, is based on WordPress!
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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.