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VITA & RESUME for Dr. Joseph M. Pisano

Resume of: Joseph Michael Pisano
Marked for update: 2/2/2020

Please visit my Resume Website at JPisano.com

Keystone Ridge Designs, Vice President of Innovation & Engagement – 2018-Present

Grove City College, Full Professor of Music, Director of Bands, & Asst. Chair of Music | 1995-2018

Professional Information:
(Grove City College is a four year, private institution located in Grove City, PA)

  • Director of Bands
  • Professor of Music
  • Special Assistant for Enrollment
  • Director of Jazz Studies
  • Guest Lecturer of Communications Studies


Bachelor of Music: Grove City College, PA
Masters of Music and Conducting Performance: S.U.N.Y at Binghamton, NY
Post Masters Study: Education, Indiana University of PA
Ph.D.: Kent State University: Major Field: Music Education: Minor Field: Instructional Technology

Current Courses of Instruction:

Brass Methods Class
20th Century Jazz History
Percussion Methods Class
Music Technology
Instrumental Conducting
Advanced Sound Reinforcement
Jazz Improvisation

Instrumental Ensemble Conductor (currently conductor of):

Jazz Ensemble I- Conductor/Director
Jazz Ensemble II- Conductor/Director
Marching Band- Associate
Concert Band-Associate
Jazz Quintet, Quartet

Professional Activities:

Guest Conductor-Various High Schools and Junior High Schools
Adjudicator-Instrumental Ensembles
Jazz Trumpeter
Clinician-ESS Coda Music, Finale
TI:ME Instructor
Frequent Clinician and Presenter at various National Conferences
Choir Director-Grace Bible Church: Harmony, PA
Asst. Organist- Grace Bible Church: Harmony, PA

Professional Memberships:

PA Music Educator’s Association, PMEA
National Association of Music Educators, MENC
PA Intercollegiate Band Masters Association, PICBMA
Phi Beta Mu- International Bandmaster’s Fraternity, PBM
PMEA National Association of Music Educators, MENCPA

Misc. Information:

President of JP Systems Inc.: Computer & Network Specialists
PA Dept. of Health certified EMT-B

Recent Publications:

2004- Blessed Relief- At Least for Now!, Article, International Health News
2004- The Compositional Works of J. Appleby Arnold- Volume I
2005- Contributer: Atrial Fibrillation: Towards a Cure – Volume II
2006- The Compositional Works of J. Appleby Arnold– Volume II
2007- A Description of Band Director’s Hearing and Aural Function