International Trombone Festival Panel Discussion Materials and Reflections

Panel Discussion:
Robert Lindahl, Professor of Trombone, University of Central Michigan
Joel Pugh, University of North Dakota,
Benjamin Yates, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Michael Smith, Luther College

                          Winning and Retaining a College Teaching Job


This panel will cover information related to winning and retaining a collegiate position in trombone/low brass. Topics will include preparing for the interview process, using technology, updating performance recordings, preparing for a possible secondary teaching area, inclusion of viable supporting documents, and search committee perspectives. Also shared will be information about maintaining an active career after a collegiate job is won, the promotion process, collegiality, diversity, and working with the administration on recruitment and retention. The presenters will provide personal experiences from a variety of institutions, including both private and public institutions of higher education.


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