Oklahoma City University

Position: Graduate Assistantships in Trumpet

The Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University announces two graduate assistantships in trumpet, one in horn and one in tuba, starting in the fall semester of 2018.

These assistantships are to play in the Blackwelder Brass, a scholarship graduate brass quintet with duties that include recitals, outreach concerts, university events and church residencies. Graduate assistants are also expected to play in other university ensembles as assigned. The winner of these positions will receive a full-tuition scholarship (does not include fees), an annual stipend of $2000, plus additional annual pay of $2500 or more for performing in churches on weekends.

The requirements for these positions are: 1. Successful application to the graduate music program; 2. Live or video recorded audition with live Skype interview.

The Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University is renowned for its exceptional training of musicians in the liberal arts tradition. For 80 years, its graduates have been in demand as singers, conductors, composers, instrumentalists, educators, critics and commentators.

School of Music alumni include an Ellsworth Smith International Solo Trumpet Competitions winner, International Trumpet Guild Solo and Orchestra Competitions winners, and alumni who have won positions in full time orchestras and military bands.

The Wanda L. Bass Music Center, a $31.5 million, 117,000-square-foot addition more than doubles the size of the Bass School of Music. The Bass Music Center features 60 additional practice rooms, 40 new teaching studios, seven high-tech music labs, six ensemble rehearsal rooms, and a black-box theater. The expansion incorporates new advances in sound isolation and acoustical breakthroughs.

Oklahoma City University offers MM degrees in performance, composition and conducting. The school is a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music. www.okcu.edu/music

Interested parties in the brass quintet assistantship should contact Michael Anderson, Professor of Trumpet. manderson@okcu.edu - 405-488-5749.

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