About Me

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Dr. George Hess is an educator, guitarist, composer, and author. An award winning teacher, he has taught music technology for over 25 years and has presented clinics and workshops throughout the world. The author of Creating Music with Notion (Hal Leonard, 2015), he has published many articles for leading journals and magazines. Hess has produced over 100 tutorial videos on music software and his videos are featured on Groove 3 and the MuseScore website.

George was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2010. His project-based music technology curriculum, “Singing the Blues,” led to his receiving the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology at the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning in 2004. He has designed and programmed music education software for theory and ear training and multimedia projects for the U.S. Parks Department. His current research interests include project-based learning,  online learning and the use of social networking imarketing musicians.

As a professional guitarist, George has performed extensively throughout the United States with such artists as James Morrison, Bob Mintzer, David Liebman, Wycliffe Gordon,  Jim Nabors, the Osmonds, Ryo Kawasaki and Myron Floren. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by numerous schools ensembles and have been featured at a number of music education conferences.

Dr. Hess is currently associate professor of music technology at  Sunway University in Malaysia. Previously, he was on faculties of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, National University of Singapore, Central Michigan University, Alabama State University and the University of Northern Colorado.

2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dear Dr. Hess,

    …” These are always followed by myriads of pointless posts professing love (or hate) for one or the the other” …

    There is no such word as Myriads. Myriad is already plural.

    Since you are a Professor, I thought that you might want to know that.

    • Yes, of course, it should be “a myriad.” Thanks for the heads up. I’m surprised my spell-checker didn’t catch that. I’m sorry that’s all you got out of the article. I’ll try to do better next time. From your comment I would guess you’re an engraver. If not, you should be.

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