Tell me about yourself, your musical experiences, and how you feel your qualifications are a good fit for this position.
You are on the podium rehearsing your high school 2nd band. What things do you listen for? What is the most important thing to listen for?
What is the role of conducting in your band rehearsal?
What is your worst instrument? How would you teach a beginner this instrument?
You are at a high school football game, a parent approaches you about a problem that his daughter is having with band. How do you handle this?
A trumpet player is playing a low D and it is very sharp. What steps would you do to address/fix this problem?
Describe how to teach a clarinet embouchure.
You have 10 percussionists in your concert band, there are only 5 parts on each song. How would you keep these students engaged in rehearsal?
As a new teacher, how will you reach out to others in your field so that you can continue to grow as a professional?
In a normal class period rehearsal, how much time would you spend on warmups vs. repertoire? How would you incorporate music theory and history into your rehearsals?
What does a typical classroom routine look like for you?
In your ideal world, what roles do you see an assistant having in a two director program?
What are your views on fundamentals, what are they, and how do you like to teach them?
What instrument are you strongest at teaching? What instrument are you weakest at teaching?
Rate the following three elements of performing in order of importance and explain why: Tone, Technique, Reading.
Define success. How is a student successful? How are you successful?