University of Idaho

Position: Graduate Assistantship in Trumpet


Auditions: By appointment, priority deadline is February 15, 2018. Please contact Dr. Vern Sielert, Professor of Trumpet/Jazz Studies: email:, 208-885-4955.


Stipend: A full graduate assistantship in the School of Music requires twenty hours of service per week and provides in-state graduate student fee status and an annual stipend of approximately $9690.  Some tuition waivers may be available. Assistantships may be renewed for one additional year of study.


Duties: may include the following, depending on departmental needs and qualifications:  individual instruction of trumpet majors and minors, instruction of trumpet fundamentals class, directing trumpet ensemble, performing in faculty brass quintet, assisting in jazz studies area.


Degree Programs:  MM in performance, composition, music education, MA in music history


Performing Ensembles: Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Big Bands and Combos, Brass Chamber Ensembles, Student/Faculty Dance Band.


The Lionel Hampton School of Music, so designated in 1987 in honor of the eminent American jazz musician, is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.  Established as a department in 1893, it was elevated to school status in 1969.

The courses and curricula in music seek to prepare elementary, secondary and college teachers of music; to train professional musicians; to enrich the cultural environment for students and provide liberal-arts instruction; and to engage in research in music performance and teaching for the general benefit of the public and the discipline of music.

Students in this school learn by performing, listening, analyzing, and creating music.  Emphasis is on the understanding of musical styles and techniques of all eras, including contemporary music.  Musical studies balance the aesthetic and the practical, with ample opportunity for exploration and self-reliance.

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