st thomas more collegiate: miscellaneous documents
When I was preparing to become a music educator, I saw it fit to put to paper
what I saw as an ideal, broad-based musical education at the secondary school level.
I wrote this document and distributed this to both my band and chorus students.
Culled from various sources, this was intended to give some guidance to
student-musicians who were new to the world of intentional practice.
Today, I would probably ask students to also have a recording device to
check their work. This was the pre-smartphone days, folks!
This document was written for my student-musicians. The intention was
to provide them with clear guidelines on comportment in festival and
other performance situations.
I was invited to sit on a panel and speak to music education majors at the
University of British Columbia about my views on the role of a new teacher.
I proposed to expand the scope of the music department and was given the opportunity
to select and screen potential candidates as well as participate in the interview process.
Here are a list of questions that were culled from various sources as well as insights into
what our administration and I were looking for.