Music Demo Lesson-Please Help

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  1. thebull

    thebull New Member

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    I have an interview for a high school chorus position and I'm required to do a 15 minute demo lesson. There will be a student or two and an accompanist. What do you think would be the best use of such a short amount of time? I have a rough plan but would love some input. What do you think the interviewing panel is looking for most?

    Thank you!
     
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  3. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    Ouch. I'm about as tone deaf a teacher as you can find.

    Hang in there... the calvary should be here within the next few hours.
     
  4. FarFromHome

    FarFromHome Connoisseur

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    I have certifications in Elementary Education and Vocal Music Education. If you only have 15 minutes it would be kind of hard to go into a song, especially with 1 or 2 students. I would probably do some warm ups. Think of the most creative and fun warmups you can. Then if you have more time I would do some sightreading and maybe a mini music theory lesson related to the rhythm in the sightreading. At the high school where I student taught, they didn't know any music theory at all!

    I would try to think of some more ideas, but I have to leave to go get my wisdom teeth out now! Good luck!
     
  5. Music Doc

    Music Doc Habitué

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    Only a student or two for a demo lesson as a choral conductor? They should be giving you some time with a full ensemble. Let me know some more details?
     
  6. cmw

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    That sounds tough! :woot: One of the things they are probably looking for is how you talk to and relate to the students.
     

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