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Re: Interview Questions

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The Dunhams (dunham1)
Sat, 29 Aug 1998 13:20:05 -0400

As a person who has both music and art degrees k-12, I guess I can speak.
#1 After college, a lot of music students are burned out and actually
"hate" music..I was one and it took time for me to regain my total love for
music..Ask if they Really love music...Sounds strange but after 4 years of
form and analysis everytime I heard music I was analyzing it and not just
enjoying it.
Question #2. Are they performance oriented? or are they music education
oriented? Or are they a good blend of both (and don't offer
suggestions..let them share what they seek as a goal.)
Question #3 How experienced are they at the arts
department usually has one together and you want someone to work with who is
a realist.
Question #4 Ask the usual discipline questions...Many music people have
their heads in the sky and not on the ground.
Question #5 Ask what their favorite music period is and why....Would you be
comfortable working with someone who has this personality? ie:
classical--methodical, organized ; romantic--a dreamer; modern--a rocker
etc. This should you some hidden insight into their personality.
Question #6 Relate an experience of work you formerly shared with the other
music person and ask how they would proceed with that task and see if it
works with you.
Good hunting!!! Laura Dunham in glorious Ft. Lauderdale, with the breezes
-----Original Message-----
From: Mary E Lathron <mlathron>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, August 30, 1998 12:31 AM
Subject: Interview Questions

>Our K-5 Elementary school is in the process of hiring a new general/vocal
>music teacher. I am on the interview committee and was wondering if any
>of you had some thought provoking interview questions??? I am the K-5
>art specialist and worked very closely with the former music
>instructor....we integrated our lessons....combined music/art classes
>etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
>Cal-Mum Elem.
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