Graduate Assistantships

University of North Dakota Percussion GTA Announcement

  • 1.  University of North Dakota Percussion GTA Announcement

    Posted 03-13-2012 16:59
    On behalf of Michael Blake, North Dakota Chapter President:



    The Pride of the North Bands at the University of North Dakota announces a Graduate Teaching Assistantship for an individual desiring a Master of Music degree in Percussion. Students in this program are offered opportunities for personal and professional growth in education, teaching and performance abilities through participation and instruction with athletic and concert ensembles.


    Position: The Pride of the North Graduate Teaching Assistantship in percussion provides opportunities in the following areas:

    • Assistant Director of the Pride of the North Marching Band, including directing, coordinating, and teaching the Drumline in the fall and spring semesters.  
    • Writing and arranging music for the Drum Line.  Opportunities to write drill will depend on the candidate's strength. 
    • Coordination and Conducting the Pride of the North Women's Hockey Band
    • Assisting with academic courses, departmental special events and camps 
    • Opportunities to conduct other percussion ensembles


    Graduate Assistants are encouraged to audition and participate in the many ensembles available at UND.


    Qualifications: Bachelor of Music degree.  Acceptance into the Graduate Program at the University of North Dakota.  The applicant must display graduate-level performance skills on principal instrument/s.  Experience in teaching and coordinating a drumline at a University/Drum Corps level is required.  Experience writing percussion music desired.


    Stipend:  Two year position. Approximately $13320 in salary, including benefits, per academic year.  Possible tuition waiver available. 



    Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately.  You will be required to submit the following: 

    a) Cover letter

    b) Current vita

    c) Transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions attended (unofficial copies accepted at this time

    d) Contact information for three current references

    e) A movie file demonstrating performance ability


    Send these items electronically or by mail to:


    Prof. Robert Brooks

    Director - Pride of the North Bands

    University of North Dakota

    Hughes Fine Arts - 3350 Campus Rd, Box 7125

    Grand Forks, ND 58202