Reply To: Resume Building
Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Thom Priest, Ed.D from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. I serve on the Collegiate Advisory Council.
I would strongly encourage you to observe music classes in local schools. After you observe some classes, you could ask the music teacher if you could help with instruction. This might be running a sectional rehearsal or taking the musicians through a warm-up at the beginning of the class. Many times these experiences lead to opportunities to teach privately which can really help develop your teaching strategies. You can put early-field experiences on your resume. I would also encourage you to actively participate in your Collegiate Chapter of NAfME. Within NAfME there are opportunities to develop your leadership skills at the local and state levels. If you attend, your state professional conference, you can also put that on your resume. Good luck to you.