Research

 

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(photo © Ho Hon Leung)

 

 

In Progress

 

 

Cremata, R., Pignato, J.M., Powell, B., and Smith, G.D. (book manuscript in development). Music Making on the Outside: Music Learning and Cultural Knowledge in Diverse Contexts.

 

Cremata, R., Pignato, J.M., Powell, B., and Smith, G.D. (in development). Music Learning Profiles Project: An Online Repository of Music Learning, Cultural Knowledge, and Musical Identity.

 

Pignato, J.M., (in development). “The Oneonta Hip Hop Collective: A Cypher Learning Model.”

 

 

Book Chapters

 

Pignato, J.M. (2016). Red Light Jams: A Place Outside of All Others. In R. Mantie & G.D. Smith (Eds.) The Oxford University Handbook of Music and Leisure. Oxford University Press.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2016). Situating Technology within and without Music Education. In R. Mantie & A. Ruthmann (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Technology in Music Education. Oxford University Press.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2016). “That for the Sake of Which:” Pondering an End to Technology in Music Education. In R. Mantie & A. Ruthmann (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Technology in Music Education. Oxford University Press.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2012). Where We Fit In: Examining and Reordering the Geography that Surrounds Us. Chapter response to Allsup, R.E., and Westerlund, H. In A. Palmer & A. de Quadros (Eds.), Tanglewood II: Summoning the future of music education. Chicago: GIA.

 

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

 

Pignato, J.M. and Begany, G.M. (2015). "Deterritorialized, Multilocated, and Distributed: Musical Space, Poietic Domains, and Cognition in Distance Collaboration." The Journal of Music, Technology and Education.

 

Powell, B., Krikun, A., and Pignato, J.M. (2015). "’Something’s Happening Here!’: Popular Music Education in the United States." IASPM@Journal, the Journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2013). “Ereditá Ancora.” [Musical composition]. College Music Symposium, 53(audio archive).

 

Pignato, J.M. (2013). Angelica Gets the Spirit Out: Improvisation, Epiphany, and Transformation. Research Studies in Music Education, 35(1).

 

Pignato, J.M. (1996) “Paprika King,” [Musical score] in Sauer, T. (2009). Notations 21. New York: Mark Batty Publishers.

 

 

Book Reviews

 

Pignato, J.M. (2013). Book review. “Chances and Choices: Exploring the Impact of Music Education” by S. Pitts (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), International Journal of Community Music, 6(1).

 

Pignato, J.M. (2013). Book review. “I Drum, Therefore I Am: Being and Becoming a Drummer” by G.D. Smith (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013), in Modern Drummer Magazine, (2013 July issue).

 

Pignato, J.M. (2013). Book review. “I Drum, Therefore I Am: Being and Becoming a Drummer” by  G.D. Smith (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013), Pop! The Newsletter of the Association for Popular Music Education, 1(1).

 

 

Research Supervision and Reading

 

Doctoral Level

 

Supervision for Nielsen, T. (in progress). “Teen Playlist: Music Discovery, Production, and Sharing Among High School Students.” (DMA Candidate, Boston University).

 

Second Reader and Defense Juror for Hawkins, K.A. (2015). “A Collaborative Research Inquiry into Issues of Male Choral Participation at the Middle and High School Level.” (DMA dissertation, Boston University).

 

Proposal Supervision for Abel, S.J. (2012). “Intergenerational Dynamics in a Community College Concert Band: Experiences of Students Representing Four Distinct Age Cohorts.” (DMA Candidate, Boston University).

 

Master’s Level

 

Outside Reader and Primary Defense Juror for Pratt, L. (2015). “Content Evolution: The Episodic Video Game Model & Cross Sections Between Today’s Music and Video Game Industries.” (MA thesis, Berklee College of Music program in Global Music and Entertainment Business, Valencia Spain).

 

Undergraduate Level

 

Research Project Supervisor for Green, R. (in progress). “Student Faculty Dialogs: Experiences in a Jam Band Program.” (State University of New York, Oneonta). Grant funded by the Student Travel for Excellence Program.

 

Faculty led travel program with Garcia, C., Green, R., Sader, A., Somer, R., and Wild, S. “Musrara Mix 14: An Ethnographic Take on Distributed Collaboration.” (State University of New York, Oneonta). Grant funded by the D’Antoni Travel Award and the Student Travel for Excellence Program.

 

Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor for Bond, D. (2013). “How Sampling in Popular Music Has Influenced the Way Drummers Approach the Drum Kit.” (BA Honors in Contemporary Music, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London, England).

 

Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor for Wake, C. (2013). “Drummers, Drum Kit Configurations, and Creativity.” (BA Honors in Contemporary Music, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London, England). 2013.

 

 

Conference Presentations

 

Pignato, J.M. (2016) The Oneonta Hip Hop Collective: Virtual Cyphers in Action. Paper presented at the International Society for Music Education, Biennial Conference, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2015). The Oneonta Hip Hop Collective: A Cypher Learning Model. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Conference of the Association for Popular Music Education. University of Miami, Frost School of Music.

 

Pignato, J.M., R. Cremata, B. Powell, and G.D. Smith. (2015). Let’s Take This Outside: An Update on The Music Learning Profiles Project. Panel presented at the Sixth Annual Conference of the Association for Popular Music Education. University of Miami, Frost School of Music..

 

Pignato, J.M. (2014). Distributed collaboration:  Technologically Mediated Poiesis in Music Education. Paper presented at the International Society for Music Education’s 31st World Conference on Music Education, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

 

Pignato, J.M. and G.D. Smith (2014). The Music Learning Profiles Project: Flash Studies Illuminating Music Making on the Outside. Workshop session presented at the International Society for Music Education’s 31st World Conference on Music Education, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

 

Pignato, J.M. and R. Green (2014). Student Faculty Dialogs: Experiences in a Jam Band Program. Panel presented at The Fifth Annual Conference of the Association for Popular Music Education, University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2014). Distance Collaboration and Voice Over Internet Protocol Performances: Two Schools, One Performance. Paper presented at New Directions in Music Education: Teaching Composition, Improvisation, and The New Musicianship, Michigan State University.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2013). Let’s Take This Outside: The Music Learning Profiles Project.

Panel presented at The 56th Annual Conference of The College Music Society in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with R. Cremata, Ithaca College, B. Powell, GOAL4Kids New York, and Gareth Dylan Smith, the Institute for Popular Music, London.

 

Pignato, J.M., with A. Krikun and B. Powell. (2013). Popular Music Ensembles: Pedagogical Issues. Special Topics Panel presented at the third annual conference of the Association for Popular Music Education, McNally Smith College, Saint Paul, MN.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2013). Distance Collaboration: New Notions of Ensemble and Audience. Presented at the Musrara Mix 13 Festival, Naggar School of the Arts, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2013). Let’s Take This Outside: Case Studies from Hip Hop, Gospel, and Jobbing Musicians. Paper presented at The Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium, University of South Florida, February 2013. Joint presentation with R. Cremata, Florida Virtual School, B. Powell, GOAL4Kids New York, and Gareth Dylan Smith, the Institute for Popular Music, London.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2012). The “Regular Way” or the “Cool Way:” Tradition and Transformation in Popular Music Education. Paper presented at the International Society for Music Education’s 30th World Conference on Music Education in Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

Pignato, J.M., with A. Krikun. (2012). Popular Music in Higher Education: Assessing Challenges. Opening paper presented at the Association for Popular Music Education Annual Conference, Contemporary Music Center, Nashville, TN.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2012). Distance Collaboration in Music: Rethinking Community in The 21st Century. Paper presented at the Music as a Live Process: Music and Community symposium, Center for Social Science Research, State University of New York.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2011). The “Regular Way” or the “Cool Way:” Balancing Tradition and Transformation in Two Collegiate Jam Bands. Paper presented at The Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium, University of South Florida. Part of Special Topic Session with J. Kratus, Michigan State University; B. Powell, Boston University; and A. Krikun, Bergen Community College.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2010). Angelica Gets the Spirit Out: Improvisation, Epiphany, and Transformation. Paper presented at The Third International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music and Education, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2010). Improvisation in School Music Contexts: Case Studies in New York State Schools. Paper presented at the Music as a Live Process: Mind, Culture and Aesthetics symposium, Center

for Social Science Research, State University of New York.

 

 

Symposium Respondent

 

How Has Digital Media Changed Music Pedagogy?, 31st World Conference of the International Society for Music Education, Porto Alegre, Brazil (July, 2014) [presenters included D. Lines, New Zealand, H. Partti, Finland, and A. Power, Australia].

 

 

Poster Sessions

 

Pignato, J.M. (2016) Red Light Jams: The Power of Leisure Music Making. International Society for Music Education, Biennial Conference, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2014). Musrara Mix: Technologically Mediated Poiesis in Music Collaboration. Faculty  Research Show. State University of New York, Oneonta.

                 

Pignato, J.M. (2013). “War Again:” A Distributed Performance Piece. Faculty Research Show. State University of New York, Oneonta.

                 

Pignato, J.M. (2012). An Explanation of “foolsbook.” Faculty Research Show. State University of New York, Oneonta.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2011). An Explanation of “All Over, for Distributed Ensemble.” Faculty Research Show. State University of New York, Oneonta.

 

 

Miscellaneous Publications

 

Pignato, J.M. (forthcoming 2015). Instructional video. “Syncopated Funk Warm Ups.” Produced for and to be published by BOSO Drumsticks Incorporated.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2015). “Second Level Warm Ups for Drummers.”  Electronic booklet published by BOSO Drumsticks Incorporated.

 

Pignato, J.M. (recurring 2012-2014). Front of House. Pop! The Newsletter of the Association for Popular Music Education, (regularly published column).

 

Pignato, J.M. (2013). Instructional video. “Odd Time Grooves: Linear Patterns.” Produced for and published by BOSO Drumsticks Incorporated.

 

Pignato, J.M. (2013). BOSO Bamboo Drumsticks, Product Review. Pop! The Newsletter of The Association for Popular Music Education, 1(1).

 

 

Invited Lectures, Presentations, And Clinics

 

2016 Deterritorialized, Multilocated, and Distributed: Musical Space, Poietic Domains, and Cognition in Distance Collaboration, presented to graduate seminar on emerging practices in music education, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

 

2016 Improvisation, Interdependency, and Mentor/Mentee Relationships in a Working Band. Performance Workshop with Bright Dog Red, Berklee College of Music/Association for Popular Music Education, Boston, MA.

 

2016 Artist/Endorser presentations for Taye Drums at the NAMM trade show, the largest music products trade show in the industry.

 

2015 The Oneonta Hip Hop Collective: Toward a Cypher Learning Model; Pignato et al (2015) The Music Learning Profiles Project; and Pignato and Begany (2015), “Deterritorialized, Multilocated, and Distributed: Musical Space, Poietic Domains, and Cognition in Distance Collaboration.” Presented at Gettysburg College during three day residency.

 

2015 Music Making in Suburbia: The Red Light Jams, campus wide symposium, Bergen Community College of New Jersey

 

2015 Workshop on improvisation, graphic notation, and sound experimentation, Boston University, Instrumental methods course.

 

2015 Distance Collaboration in Music, SUNY Oneonta Jazz Festival

 

2015 Musrara Mix: Technologically Mediated Poiesis in Music Collaboration, Susan Sutton Smith Lecture, SUNY Oneonta

 

2014 Invited Panelist, Modern Band Symposium, Little Kids Rock, Fort Collins, CO

 

2014 Countenance for Big Band, Boston University, talk presented prior to premiere of an original work

 

2014 Clinician in residence, working with jazz combos and drummers, Boston University, Boston, MA

 

2013 War Again: An Artistic Community of Response, SUNY Oneonta, “Beloved Community” lecture series

 

2013 Experimental Sound Art, residence hall lecture, Littel Hall, SUNY Oneonta

 

2013 Composer and presenter, Musrara Mix13 Festival and Exhibition, Musrara School for New Media, Music, and Photography, Jerusalem, Israel

 

2013 Clinician in residence, working with jazz combos and drummers, Boston University, Boston, MA

 

2013 Facilitating Transformative Musical Experiences, invited presentation for seminar in contemporary music education, Ithaca College, School of Music, Ithaca, NY

 

2013 Inventing Popular Music Education, via videoconference, doctoral seminar in music education, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

 

2012 Rhythm Section Workshop, clinician, Boston University, Boston, MA

 

2011 Graphic Notation: A Point of Departure, lecture to Visual Music course at the Eugene Lang College, The New School, New York, NY

 

2010 Making a Life in Music, guest lecture, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

 

2010 Data Coding and Analysis in Ethnographic Research, guest presentation via videoconference to doctoral candidates at Boston University, Boston, MA

 

2009 New Opportunities Bring New Challenges: A Workshop for Musicians, Composers, Songwriters, and Bands, lecture and presentation, Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY

 

2009 Clinician, Improvisation in Rock and Jam Band Contexts, Camp Jam, Stamford, NY

 

2009 Adjudicator, clinician, and percussion facilitator for the Brandon Jazz Festival. Presented two clinics, Odd Time Grooves for Drum-set and General Drum-set Clinic, Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada

 

2006 Art and Commerce: Deal With It!, guest lecture via videoconference, New York University

 

2006 Digital Playgrounds: Constructivism, Improvisation, and the Joy of Musical Discovery, guest lecture via videoconference, The Crane School of Music graduate program in music education, Potsdam, NY

 

2006 Digital Portfolios: Purpose, Process, and Outcomes, SUNY Oneonta “Celebration of Teaching”

 

2005 Digital Playgrounds: Constructivism and Music Making in the K-12 Classroom, guest lecture via videoconference, The Crane School of Music graduate program in music education, Potsdam, NY

 

2003 Structured Improvisation: Borrowing from Turkish Models, Earlham College, Richmond, IN

 

2003 Cross-Cultural Musical Borrowing: Distinctions between Allusion, Influence, and Cultural Imperialism, Earlham College, Richmond, IN

 

2002 Graphic Notation for Improvisers, Northwest Vista College, San Marcos, TX

 

1996 Graphic Notation for Improvisation, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY

 

1996 Music Distribution, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY

 

 

 

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