I’m very honored to be on the Educational Advisory Board for MusicFirst. I’ve served in this advisory capacity for over a year with them and am completely thrilled with the music education technology innovations that have been/are coming out of them. Music First is a company on the cutting-edge of innovative, online, and music education technology-based products. Their products are both USEFUL and AFFORDABLE. Music First just launched two new products that I’m excited to detail and post about here on MusTech.Net.
The following is a an e-mail press release from MusicFirst that was recently launched:
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…every student in your school could learn music theory, musicianship and ear-training using the top software available, all for less than two dollars per student per year?
Introducing Auralia First & Musition First
from Rising Software and MusicFirst.
Learn, practice and assess with these affordable cloud-based tools for elementary, middle and high school students.
Auralia First (extensive ear training) and Musition First (music theory & musicianship) contain the essentials from their sister software, the acclaimed Auralia and Musition. With exercises and examples suitable for younger users, Auralia First and Musition First harness the time-tested methods that have made these products a classroom standard.
- Perfect for Band, Orchestra and Choir
- Cloud-based software lives online which means you’re always running the latest version
- Set and track homework & assignments
- Student scores & assignments all in the Cloud
- Assessment is built right in
Jumpstart your classroom with Auralia First and Musition First.
Each tool starts at $199.
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Enjoy and feel free to let me/us know how/if you are implementing these amazing products in the comment section below.
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.