Graduate Assistantship in Percussion 2014 - 2015
Shenandoah Conservatory announces a graduate assistantship in percussion available Fall 2014. This is open to any qualified percussionist at a Masters level.
Eligibility and Duties
Graduate Assistantships are awarded to applicants who bring unique talent and experience to their work at Shenandoah. Work assignments may include:
· Participation in ensembles (if appropriate)
· Non-major lessons
· Assisting with percussion ensemble
· Maintenance and repair of percussion equipment
· Maintaining and Organizing Percussion Ensemble Music Library
· Run Percussion Sectionals
· Miscellaneous duties as assigned by department head
Expected workload is ten to twenty hours of service per week depending upon the terms of the award.
Full and Half Assistantships are offered at the Masters's level.
· Full Assistantship covers 9 credits per semester and includes a $2,000 annual stipend.
· Half assistantship covers 4.5 credits per semester and includes a $1,000 annual stipend
Awards are renewable for two years pending satisfactory performance of
Application and Admission
All students accepted into graduate programs at Shenandoah Conservatory
are eligible. Applicants must have successfully completed all admission
procedures, including an audition, if required. To apply, forward a current
curriculum vitae with a letter of interest to:
Dr. Karen Walker, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Shenandoah Conservatory, 1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA, 22601.
· Applicants should include full name, email address, phone number, performance area, and curriculum.
· Electronic submission required
· Subject line: Graduate Assistantship
· Application Screening will begin March 1, 2014
Shenandoah Conservatory is a vibrant hub for live performance in the
Shenandoah Valley and hosts multiple professional concert series including
Performing Arts Live and The World of the Piano. Recent guest artists include
John O'Conor, Jeremy Denk, Alarm Will Sound, The Assad Family, Tafelmusic, San Francisco Jazz Collective, Pascal Rogé, Pulitzer Prize winning composers William Bolcom and Kevin Puts, Ravi Coltrane, Apollo's Fire and Ailey II.
Professor Earl Yowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Director of Percussion Studies at Shenandoah Conservatory. He has a long and distinguished career as an orchestral timpanist, and percussionist. He has performed with major symphony orchestras and is in demand as a clinician, internationally and throughout the United States.
Shenandoah Conservatory Mission Statement
Shenandoah Conservatory unites aspiring artists and scholars with
distinguished and caring faculty in a community that prepares individuals
for meaningful, satisfying, careers in the arts.
Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University offers comprehensive
curricula in music, theatre and dance, and boasts an enrollment of over 750
students. Degrees are offered at the undergraduate, masters, artist diploma
and doctoral levels. Graduate programs exist in all performance areas,
conducting, music education, and vocal pedagogy. The campus is located in
the beautiful Shenandoah Valley just 70 miles west of the Washington, D.C.