Reply To: Preparing yourself to manage a music program.
This is is very true – I am a Senior Music Education major and so far, I have learned to play and teach all band and orchestral instruments, and even learned the learning sequence, adaptive learning, and educational psychology – but never has there been a class on program management. I am disappointed I didn’t read your post sooner – or else I would have tuned in for your webinar!
However, I am hoping you can give me insight to a couple of questions.
What do you recommend for a brand new educator out of college in regards to managing an already established program? How do you know what to adopt, change, or alter without upsetting the ensemble/booster club/parents/administrators? And how soon are these changes appropriate?