University of Kentucky

Position: Trumpet Teaching Assistantships and Graduate Fellowships


The University of Kentucky (UK) School of Music announces trumpet teaching assistantships as well as graduate fellowships opening for the school year beginning in Fall 2023.

 One to three trumpet teaching assistantships are projected to be available in Fall 2023, contingent upon graduation/job placement of current trumpet TA's. Responsibilities dependent upon the experience of the candidate and may include teaching lessons as well as trumpet methods (the trumpet section of brass methods). A Full TA includes full tuition waiver, health insurance, and a stipend projected to exceed $11,000 per year. Half TA's may also be available.

 UK also offers competitive graduate fellowships. Fellowships include tuition waivers and up to $20,000/year stipends. Some fellowships have earlier deadlines than assistantships. Some fellowship are strictly academic, and others are for those bringing diversity to the university.

For more information on fellowships, see:
Important note: The GRE is NOT required for admission to the MM or DMA, or for consideration of an assistantship. However, students who are good test-takers are encouraged to take the GRE to be more competitive for certain fellowships, which represent university-wide competition indicative of a Carnegie Tier 1 Research University.

 In addition to TAs and Fellowships, UK has a new Chamber Music Scholars program for (2) trumpet players in a scholarshipped Graduate Brass Quintet.

 UK offers both the MM and DMA in trumpet performance, as well as a Certificate in Baroque Trumpet.

 Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Jason Dovel at [email protected]

 For information about Jason Dovel and the UK trumpet studio, please visit

 Students must apply to the UK Graduate School and schedule an audition in the School of Music.

 To apply to the UK School of Music, please visit: 

 UK Graduate School: 


 Application/Audition Deadline: March 15, 2023.  Early applications are encouraged.




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