Best Individual Blog
Dave Wilken’s very informative Blog: Wilktone. Great stuff on composition, brass playing, and jazz. Check it out!
Best Individual Tweeter
Well, there is really no way to name a “best tweeter”. I mean the value of Twitter is not one person but the full community of users. So thank you to all. I do love @DeathStarPR, however. That guy makes me squirt milk out of my nose.
Best Group Blog
Leading Notes online Music Education magazine. An excellent idea, well executed by editors Justine Dolorfino and Nick Jaworski. [Twitter: @Justine_Robin, @JaworskiMusic]
Best Student Blog
Edited by Andy Ritenour, MusicEdMajor.net is by and for Music Education majors – but I read it too. [Twitter: @AndrewRitenour]
Best Twitter Hashtag
#MusEdChat - This is an outstanding professional development group. Formal discussions every Monday at 5PM PST and great informal chat throughout the week.
Best Teacher Blog
Andrew Hitz has put together a very nice educational blog at Andrew’s Hitz. An excellent resource for both music teachers and students. [Twitter: @HitzTuba]
Best Free Web Tool
MusicTheory.net is a fantastic web tool that sequencially presents music theory from the most basic to the very advanced levels. I refer my students to this site regularly. [Twitter: @iccir]
Best open PD / unconference / webinar series
The #MusEdChat Twitter discussions are (once again) a fantastic professional development tool. The link I’ve shared is to the archive on MusicEdMajor.net.
Best Eduational use of a Social Network
The Music Professional Leaning Network (#MPLN) is a huge and very effective network of music teachers created by Dr. Joseph Pisano. [Twitter: @pisanojm]