Texas Tech University

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistantships (two)

Stipends: $11,500 for DMA, $10,000 for MM

Texas Tech University

J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts

School of Music

Studio of Dr. Andrew J. Stetson


Anticipating two openings for Graduate Teaching Assistants in Trumpet (MM or DMA) beginning Fall 2018.


Compensation and costs:


Texas Tech University offers a stipend of $11,500 per year for doctoral students and $10,000 per year for master’s students. In addition to this amount there are tuition and fee exemptions of $6257 for doctoral students and $5785 for master’s students. Tuition and fees total approximately $8065 per academic year. Please note that the quoted costs are for the 2017-2018 academic year, and may change slightly for upcoming academic years. A table of benefits and costs is provided below.







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In addition to these stipends and exemptions, additional competitive funding may also be available.


Duties may include:


  • Assisting in teaching of undergraduate students (both majors and non-majors)
  • Performing in School of Music Ensembles
  • Managing weekly student recital series
  • Coaching trumpet and other chamber ensembles
  • Composing and arranging for trumpet ensemble
  • Teaching advanced high brass methods courses


About the studio:


Dr. Stetson maintains a vibrant and collaborative trumpet studio consisting of performance and education majors at graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2017, the entire studio was represented at the National Trumpet Competition with three semi-finalist ensembles and three soloists. Recent graduate student achievement includes:

  • Finalist, Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition
  • Semi-Finalist, National Trumpet Competition
  • Original Composition Selected for Performance in Semi-Final Round of National Trumpet Competition
  • Participant at Chosen Vale Center for Advanced Musical Studies
  • Recipient of Texas Tech’s Paul Whitfield Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award
  • Recipient of Texas Tech’s Joshua D. Britt Memorial Fellowship


The School of Music also maintains an exciting roster of guest artists. Recent guests have included:

  • Phil Smith, Principal Trumpet (ret.), New York Philharmonic
  • Thomas Hooten, Principal Trumpet, Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Canadian Brass
  • Charles Schlueter, Principal Trumpet(ret.), Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Ingrid Jensen, Jazz Artist
  • Wiff Rudd, Professor of Trumpet, Baylor University
  • Ryan Beach, Principal Trumpet, Alabama Symphony
  • Clay Jenkins, Jazz Faculty, Eastman School of Music



For more information or to schedule an audition please contact:


Dr. Andrew J. Stetson





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