Orchestral Percussion

Shenandoah Conservatory Percussion Assistantship 2014 - 2015

  • 1.  Shenandoah Conservatory Percussion Assistantship 2014 - 2015

    Posted 12-02-2013 17:24
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    Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University


    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.


    Financial Information

    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

    assigned duties.


    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



    Artistic Environment:


    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 (eyowell@su.ed) 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 University


    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.

    metropolitan area.




    Earl Yowell
    Director of Percussion Studies
    Shenandoah University
    Former Principal Timpani/Percussion
    Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra