Music recording workshop set Sept. 12 at RAG's Old Bank Gallery

Roxbury — Musicians, composers, songwriters or bands that have recorded or are contemplating recording their own music are invited to meet with composer, musician, and music industry veteran Joe Pignato on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Old Bank Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group.
The cost of recording equipment has plummeted in the last two decades. As a result, home recording studios, project studios, and recording studios have developed beyond the borders of what have traditionally been music industry repertoire centers. Further, in the past decade, the traditional business model for the recording industry has been rapidly disintegrating. The functions, and services record companies once offered are reintegrating in fascinating ways and in diffuse locations. Independent musicians have more options than ever. Not all options are optimal for all types of musicians.
This presentation will take the form of a lecture and discussion. The presenter will meet with and consider the musical life, and creative output of as many participants as possible with the goal of suggesting strategies for effectively using recordings to further each participant’s varying musical aspirations.
Joe Pignato, assistant professor of music and music industry at the State University of New York, Oneonta, is a drummer, composer, and music educator.
He has lectured on music education, composition, notation, improvisation and the music industry at New York University, Ramapo College, NSW Vista College, Earlham College, Brandon University, the Crane School of Music, and at the Eastman School of Music.
Pignato has 20 years of experience in the music industry having held key management positions at N2K Incorporated, BMG Classics, RCA Victor, ECM Records, CMP Records and Latin Percussion. He continues to consult businesses in electronic commerce, music marketing and music education. Pignato has also spoken at the SXSW Music Festival, the CMJ New Music Festival, the International Association Of Jazz Educators Convention, the Gavin Convention, and the Jazz Times Convention.
He is a doctoral candidate and Tanglewood Scholar in the College of Fine Arts, School of Music at Boston University and holds an M.A. From New York University’s Gallatin School and a B.A. from the University Of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Pignato studied music composition with Dinu Ghezzo, Yusef Lateef and Roger Reynolds and drum-set with Sal La Rocca and Max Roach. For additional details visit
Call 607 326-7908 to register for the class, which costs $5.