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Re: How do you do leadership auditions now?
We just finished ours yesterday. I had my students fill out an application through Google Forms, and we have been working through the Scott Lang curriculum. My drum major candidates had to submit a video recording of them conducting along to a soundtrack I created with metronome clicks and instructions for different beat patterns as well as the opener for our fall show. Yesterday, I scheduled Zoom meetings in 15 minute intervals with each student and my Assistant. In one case, a student couldn't get their computer to cooperate, so I did a 3-way conference call on cell phone through Google Voice. It all went great, and ultimately I think we got the same results that we would have with traditional auditions.
I'd really love to hear how all of you are handling band leadership auditions. I'm kind of at a loss as to how to proceed. I imagine many of you have already concluded yours.
Would you mind sharing not only what worked well, but also things to maybe avoid?