Episode 13 - Teaching Band, Choir, and Orchestra in a Virtual World

February 2, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. ET

MIND THE GAP Episodes: Semester I

Episodes from Semester I are available on our YouTube Channel

June 30 – Interviewing, Pt. I: The District Level

July 7 – Interviewing, Pt. II: Local School

August 4 – Engaging the Student Musician

August 18 – Music Technology and Online Instruction, Pt. I

September 8 – Music Technology and Online Instruction, Pt. II

September 22 – Educational Professionalism & Ethics

October 6 – Music Instruction in High School

October 20 – Music Instruction in Middle School

November 17 – Marketing & Advocacy

December 1 – First Year Teaching Perspective

MIND THE GAP Episodes: Semester II

All sessions take place on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET via Zoom

January 5 – Quality of Life

January 19 – It’s All in the C(omposition) H(istory) And T(heory) – Creating Ensembles in a Virtual Environment

February 2 – Teaching Band, Choir, and Orchestra in a Virtual World

February 16 – Recruitment and Retention Part I – “Looking back, looking forward, now what?”

March 2 – Recruitment and Retention Part II – “Here, there, and everywhere! Where are my students?”

March 16 – Teacher Health and Wellbeing Part I – Creating Realistic Expectations Without Dropping Your Standards

April  6 – Teacher Health and Wellbeing Part II – Balancing Your Life and Your Bank Account

April 20 – Inside the Designer’s Studio: Marching Band Design, Production, and Budgeting

May 4 – Professional Marketing: Creating Your Teacher Portfolio and Interview Preparation

May 18

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Student Teaching: “Mind the Gap” 

How, What, & Why – a practical webseries for young and future music educators, presented by Yamaha. A live series for music education majors whose student teaching experience was impacted by the novel coronavirus.

District administrators, music educators, principals, and fine arts administrators from districts around the country will make up the panels in each session.

Topics throughout the series will include: 

  • Rehearsal Pacing/Sequencing
  • Classroom management
  • Programming with contemporary issues in mind
  • Interviewing
  • First-year teacher challenges
  • Commissioning Composers
  • Arts/Music Advocacy (Social Emotional Learning)
  • Philosophy of Music Education
  • Non-musical challenges facing first-year teachers

We hope this series will help student teachers “mind the gap” between their first classroom experience and student teaching amid COVID-19, and find support through the guidance of a network of mentor music educators.