Marching Music

Young Music Educators and the Economy
February 27, 2009, 7:27 pm
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Unfortunately for young music educators, it is becoming harder and harder to get a job in the current economy, much less an ideal job.  Many, like myself, are teaching outside of their specialty.  Music Ed. certification is K-12 vocal and instrumental, but teachers are rarely trained equally in all parts of the spectrum.

Even if you have known that you wanted to be a high school marching band director since you were 10 (that’s me) you may end up teaching elementary school general music or middle school theater arts.

Keep your instrumental skills up and be patient.  The economic crisis and lack of positions can’t last forever!


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Hope you are able to hold on through the recession.

Comment by Pancharatna Keertane

Same here! Since the recession started, I have two students who have already withdrawn their interest to pursue their lessons. Just hoping that the economy will get back to normal.

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