Graduate Assistantships

University of Utah - GTA Available for 2013-2014

  • 1.  University of Utah - GTA Available for 2013-2014

    Posted 10-08-2012 16:01
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    2013 - 2014 Graduate Assistantships Available

    The University of Utah School of Music announces Graduate Assistantship in Percussion for students wishing to pursue the Masters or Doctoral Degree in Music Performance or Music Education. Graduate Assistants in the program are given numerous opportunities for personal and professional development by working directly with the percussion faculty. Opportunities include:

    -            Assist with Percussion Methods Course - Fall Semester
    -            Assist with Utah Marching Drumline (arranging opportunities included based                           on applicant experience)
    -            Assist with Honors Youth Percussion Ensemble (HYPE) - Spring semester            
    -            Coaching / Conducting Opportunities with the U Percussion Ensemble
    -            Administrative duties with camps, festivals and clinics
    -            Assist in program operations.

    Graduate Assistants are expected to audition for and participate in large ensembles (Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and/or Symphonic Band) and Percussion Ensemble, assist in the daily operations of the percussion program, and maintain an acceptable grade point average in the masters or doctoral program. Students obtaining a Graduate Assistantship in the program receive a full tuition waiver and a $13,000 (est.), nine-month stipend.  

     Interested students should complete an application for graduate study from the Office of Admissions and contact: Dr. Michael Sammons, Percussion Faculty; E-mail:; Phone: 801.587.5682

    In addition to the graduate application, please send (electronic submission) a letter of interest, a current resume and three letters of recommendation along with supplemental materials consisting of video / audio of representative percussion ensemble and/or marching percussion group performances that you directly coached and/or conducted as applicable, sample marching percussion arrangements (collegiate and/or high school) as available and recent DVD recording of solo recital demonstrating appropriate literature (DMA only) to:

    Dr. Michael Sammons, Percussion Faculty; E-mail: Mike.Sammons@utah.eduPhone: 801.587.5682

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