Graduate Assistantships

University of Texas/El Paso GTA Percussion/Band

  • 1.  University of Texas/El Paso GTA Percussion/Band

    Posted 03-04-2013 17:26

    The University of Texas at El Paso


    FOR:  2013-2014 Academic Year

    AMOUNT:  $10,000 a year, renewable for 2nd year upon review

    DUTIES:  Assistantships up to 20 hours/week work or teaching

                Assignments-half in the percussion area and half in another related area (band, conducting, marching band).   Duties include studio teaching,ensemble coaching, possible classroom teaching, large ensemblecoaching/conducting (drumline, percussion ensemble, Pandemonium steel band, applied freshmen, non-majors and minors)


    Contact Professor James White at (915-747-7802) or by email at,

    or by letter at:

    James L. White, Professor of Music

    UTEP Music Department

    FAM 301, 500 West University Avenue

    El Paso, Texas  79968

    About the University of Texas at El Paso:

                UTEP is a university of 25,000 students located in El Paso, Texas, a border community of over 700,000.  Many outside performing opportunities including the El Paso Symphony Orchestra,

    El Paso Opera, El Paso Wind Symphony, El Paso Pro-Musica,  plus many local and church performing venues.  Over 40 area high schools in ten area school districts offer additional teaching and performing opportunities. 

    The Department of Music:

                Accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.  Chaired by

    Dr. Lowell Graham, former USAF Director of Bands, Washington, D. C.    Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Music Education, Music Performance, Theory/Composition, Conducting, Commercial Music and Music Theatre.   Over 350 undergraduate music majors involved in major performing ensembles including Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensembles,

     and numerous chamber ensembles. 

    The UTEP Percussion Program

                Professor of Music Larry White, 33 years at UTEP.  Currently  24 majors and

    30 students in Percussion Ensemble, Pandemonium, Pantastics, UTEP drumline, applied lessons, and Marimba Ensemble.  UTEP Drumline winners 1989 Bands of America Marching Festival; participants PASIC Festivals (Nashville, 1996; Dallas, 2000).  UTEP Percussion Ensemble participants in PAS

    "Call for Tapes" in 2000 and 2002.  Innumerable teaching and performing opportunities in the large El Paso metropolitan area including El Paso Symphony Orchestra, El Paso Opera, Pro-Musica, etc.  Numerous"hands-on" opportunities with teaching applied and coaching drumline, percussion ensemble, etc. with over 40 high schools in metropolitan area.