Penn State University

Position: Two Graduate Trumpet TA Positions for 2018

A limited number of assistantships are awarded by the School of Music to outstanding candidates who are pursuing graduate music degrees. Non-degree (including certification-only) graduate students are not eligible to receive graduate assistantships or fellowships.

Assistantship application forms are in Microsoft WORD and are to be typed on, printed, and saved as a pdf from the link below.

http://music.psu.edu/prospective/gaid.html

APPLICANTS MUST TYPE DIRECTLY ON THE APPLICATION, SAVE THE COMPLETED VERSION AS A PDF DOCUMENT, AND THEN UPLOAD TO ONLINE GRADUATE SCHOOL ADMISSION APPLICATION.

Some School of Music Assistantship Awards for 2018-19 may include the Bunton-Waller Minority Assistantship, a 10-month stipend of $15,975.00 for half-time, or the Trumpet TA for 10 hours weekly, approximately $9700.00 for quarter-time, (with duties including performing in the Graduate Brass Quintet and other School of Music ensembles) these grants-in-aid covering the full tuition and fees associated with tuition. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from the General Test are not required for consideration of assistantships and fellowships for performance applicants.

Stipend:  Approximately $9,700, plus full tuition remission.

Duties: Performing with the Graduate Brass Quintet, assuming leadership positions in conducted School of Music ensembles, teaching as appropriate to the area and strengths of the applicant, and/or other service for no more than 10 hours weekly.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music, admission to the Graduate School, and the playing of a successful audition.

Audition:  At least 30 minutes (it could last longer) of material comparable to repertoire for an undergraduate senior recital, representing a variety of musical styles.  Basic Orchestral Excerpts may be included.  Assistantship applicants must audition in person.  If an applicant has any questions, please feel free to contact Dr.Langston J. Fitzgerald III, trumpetprofessor, at LJFitzIII@aol.com or ljf11@psu.edu to inquire about the audition requirements and to set up a date/time for an audition. 

Please be sure to read all about prospective graduate student information on our website at http://music.psu.edu/admissions/graduate/graduate-application-process  BEFORE submitting the online Penn State Graduate Admission Application.

 

http://music.psu.edu/prospective/gaid.html

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