Episode 23: A Discussion with Dr. Patrica Surman

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Flute 360 | Episode 23: “A Discussion with Dr. Patricia Surman” (31:44)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Dr. Patricia Surman about the job application process. Topics range from the cover letter, CV, and recordings. Listen to Dr. Surman’s helpful insights on these various topics.

Episode 23 – Main Points:

  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest / Letter of Application (2:06)
  • Be genuine about yourself and your experiences. (2:40)
  • Advice from Mom (4:01)
  • Presenting your materials in a neat package. (6:05)
  • Have another set of eyes look at your application. (7:18)
  • Read things from back to front. (7:56)
  • Just like practicing! (8:22)
  • Things not to do (11:55)
  • Purpose of the Cover Letter (12:54)
  • What makes you tick? (14:26)
  • CV (14:45)
  • Teaching, Research, and Service (18:46)
    • Research àProfessional Activities
  • When to cut out activities from your CV? (20:23)
  • The search committee wants to know: “What you are doing now?” (22:32)
  • Recordings: Teaching Video & Flute Recitals (23:32)
  • Highest quality recordings (24:21)
  • Wow factor! (25:02)
  • Teacher and student should look presentable on the teaching video. (26:45)
  • Duration: 15 minutes (27:46)
  • Grab the search committee’s attention right away! (28:42)

Episode 23 – Resources Mentioned:

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