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Questions to Expect

  1. Why should we hire you?

  2. How well do you perform under pressure?  Examples?

  3. What courses in college did you enjoy most?  Least?  Why?

  4. What leadership positions have you held? What did you learn from them?

  5. What is your commitment to music education?

  6. If you could start your own musical education over, what would you change?

  7. What do you consider your biggest achievements?

  8. What are your career goals? In five years? In ten years?

  9. What are your strengths? Weaknesses?

  10. How do you go about planning a class or rehearsal?

  11. What do you do in your spare time for relaxation? What are your interests other than music?

  12. What would you do if a given problem or situation arose?

  13. What are the issues in music education today? What is going on that is exciting?

  14. Why will you be an excellent teacher? What evidence do you have?

  15. What do you consider an ideal teacher/pupil relationship?


Questions to Ask

  1. What is the role of music education in your school district?

  2. How would you describe the music faculty as to education, competence, commitment?

  3. How are faculty evaluated? When? By whom?

  4. What would be my assignment?

  5. What qualities are you looking for in a person to fill this position?

  6. What is the future of the music program in this district?

  7. What is the level of support from the administration and the board of education for the music program?

  8. What is the schedule like?

  9. Would I be expected to teach anything other than music?

  10. Would I have a "home room"? 

  11. What is the facility like?

  12. Is there a choir booster organization?

  13. What textbooks and resources (instruments) are available? 

  14. What performances would I be expected to do?